Feb 25, 2011
The Running Man
Perhaps one of the most complete-story shorts of the then-modern anime and ridiculously infamous for not being elaborated on.
This six minute short established a plot I found incredibly intriguing with an amazing look that hasn't been replicated since. I found the plot of this tiny short more intriguing than dozens of movies I've seen in the last few years. Anime in the eighties had a very gritty, realistic cyberpunk style that is seldom found anymore. I remember reading about a follow-up film/book expansion called "Season of an Id" back in the late 90's but nothing ever came of it. Its a pity.