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Jin Roh; for adults
on 24 January 2008
From the creators of Ghost in the Shell and Akira. Yes, well there the similarity ends. This is a 'What if' anime. What if Germany and Japan had won World War II ... then fast forward several decades; What could it be like, then?
The police are tracking down resistance groups, an inner elite of the police called The Wolf Brigade do this in armoured uniforms, with machine guns. This could give the impression that this is a straightforward action shootout, which is not it at all. This is a slow serious story, about suicide bombings, and blindly following orders, and humanity's growth or lack thereof. Very social commentary, and meaning-of-life stuff.
I like it. It oozes atmosphere, and it looks good. I left the movie theatre feeling full. If you are prone to introspection, be warned; it could leave you in thoughts.
If you like your robots and bikini girls, with hyper-guns and the whoosh of rapid-fire manga, this may not be for you.