pivoting from video to music back to video
"set in a dystopian 2019" you bet it was!! And to echo everyone else, shoutout to this movie for predicting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the pandemic-related shitshow that arose from it.
You can definitely tell this thing was shortened from a much longer manga plot but it still packs a punch, both in an immediate satisfying-action-flick level and in its much, much greater sociopolitical implications for Japan. (Perfectly sandwiched in between Godzilla and Evangelion.) Also, the soundtrack is insane.…