Xard wrote:Pretty much, yeah. Shiki Jitsu is seriously one of the best art films to come out from Japan in last two decades (so is Love&Pop though that takes a bit more time/more views to get into).
I have nothing against Rebuild per se but I wish the project was already dealt with so Anno could either go back to:
- do small budget high quality art films far from mainstream
- launch new anime series with Khara - perhaps he could finally do his Galaxy Express 999/Yamatoesque space opera he wanted to do after Eva but couldn't.
In any case I want more new Anno. He couldn't possibly make NGE better even if he wanted to and while I think Rebuild has been good (in terms of quality) so far and it's fun to see new spins on the original series it gets me nowhere near as pumped as completely new, serious project would.
Whatever Anno's reasons for not doing more films like Love & Pop/Shiki-Jitsu, Rebuild ain't it. I mean, Shiki-Jitsu was completed in the year 2000. There's a whole lot of white space on his filmography. When he does make a new movie, what is it? Effin' Cutie Honey! And inbetween the Rebuilds, he found time to do "God Warrior" which is... once again about giant monsters.
Giant monsters aren't keeping him from art films, he's keeping himself from art films for reasons that are beyond us. Hey, I loves me some Anno giant monsters. That's my bread and butter. But I hope he puts them back in his tool box after his current project's brilliant conclusion.