“Alone in Tokyo” is a beautifully shot short film by Philip Bloom, covering some very familiar Tokyo scenery, but done in a very tasteful — and stunning — way. If your machine can handle it, I recommend watching in HD and full-screen. Via Craig.
Longtime readers may remember that I used to write a regular column on anime for a site called TokyoQ — along with a design column — and even after the demise of that site, I still tried to check in on new series every season, following the ones I found interesting. Over the past few years I’ve drifted away from regular anime watching — the last series I watched in its entirety and thoroughly enjoyed was Bokurano, thank to a heads-up from Paul.
This past weekend I watched Mamoru Oshii’s The Sky Crawlers, which I can’t say enough good things about, and it got me wanting to sample a new show or two. I found this terrific post that takes a look at this spring’s new shows — all 30 of them — but have to say that after going through the list, only two shows piqued my interest.
I’ll update the post after I’ve seen a few episodes of each.