It’s the triumphant return of the column where we, the Animetics crew, trade lowbrow thoughts on whatever’s currently on our minds! In this installment, we discuss a 1986 movie adaptation of a 1975 short short sci-fi/mystery manga, They Were Eleven, which we all recently watched.
Although, frankly, the fashion makes the decade fairly obvious
In the first installment of what we hope will be a semi-regular affair, Sam and I sit down to discuss a pair of manga centered around corrupt governments. The first is the absurd quiz-show-governed society of National Quiz (Tabata Yoshiaki and Yugo Yuugi), under threat from a rebellion led by its most popular quiz-show host. The second is the facsimile of modern Japan, vis-a-vis Akumetsu (Sugimoto Reiichi and Katou Shinkichi), which is being threatened by the series’ titular masked terrorist.
Note: This segment is spoiler-heavy, so if you don’t want to be spoiled on the plots of two great manga, read them first!