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While I'm resurrecting my Rescue Ranger tales, I figured I ought to bring these to the light of day as well. Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis is one of my favorite films of all time, and remains my favorite anime film. The fanfictions I wrote for it are, not to brag too much, some of the prettiest and most poetic writing I've ever done.

IT IS EXTRMELY-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU WATCH THE MOVIE BEFORE READING THESE, AS THEY SPOIL PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING.

http://alexreynard.electricsquirrel.net/ReynardMetropo...

1. I Am
Exploring the life of Kenichi

2. Artificial Life
Exploring the life of Tima

3. A Heart Not Of Stone
Exploring the life of Rock

4. The Thirteenth Tale
Exploring the end. And another character in Tezuka's Star System arrives.

Now if you'll pardon me, I have to go listen to that one song from the climax and cry.

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PrysmTKitsune
4 years, 4 months ago
'hello?'
AlexReynard
4 years, 4 months ago
'i am who am i?'
PrysmTKitsune
4 years, 4 months ago
the ending of that movie always broke my heart ya know...the worst part about it was seeing it all happening, the building of one mistake after another after another, a house of razorblades waiting to fall down knowing if at any point any of the foolish men involved had taken a step back and looked past themselves the whole thing could have ended so much happier...
AlexReynard
4 years, 4 months ago
There is a single image that appears at the end of the Japanese version's credits, and they cut it off of the American version. The bastards. It made my heart utterly melt when I saw it:

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/p__/images/5/51/Met...
MrZero
4 years, 4 months ago
I always thought that movie should have gotten more exposure, more recognition. It's beautiful, and it's a world built into a thousand years of decay above what can be described as a 20 story shopping mall the size of a city that closed a thousand years ago. Strange ruins and re-purposed rooms and robots for all purposes and there's nothing that hasn't broken down. So you could find one of anything, amongst the endless staircases of refugees and unemployed. And then Rock, I loved his last scene. They just _ignore_ him to chat amongst themselves. :)
AlexReynard
4 years, 4 months ago
>I always thought that movie should have gotten more exposure, more recognition.

Animation-wise, it's a masterpice. Comparable to Akira, I'll say without hesitation. But the story is maybe too complicated. When it comes to characters it's great. But the political stuff, I used to bluescreen as a teenager watching it. And now, revisiting it, I think maybe it really is just too convoluted. Tezuka's stories were always about people first, so maybe some of the governmental intrigue shoulda been left out.

Doesn't change the fact that I fell in love with Tima real damn hard. :)

>And then Rock, I loved his last scene. They just _ignore_ him to chat amongst themselves. :)

God, he's such a bastard, but they do such a good job of showing why. How pain turns a person into someone who only wants to cause it, to make their own go away.
TheGroundedAviator
4 years, 4 months ago
Have you also seen the 1927 silent film as well? It's amazing and has influenced everything from Star Wars too Final Fantasy 7. Though this film is also amazing, one of many great anime films.
AlexReynard
4 years, 4 months ago
Oh yes! Plus the 1980s version with Queen music.

Interestingly, Tezuka had never seen the movie when he wrote the manga. He just saw a poster, liked the title, got inspired by the robot, and went home to draw what popped into his head.
TheGroundedAviator
4 years, 4 months ago
Haven't seen the 80's one but with Queen's music it should be interesting, though incomplete. I read there is talk now and then of a remake, won't judge unless I see it.
Seen the 2001 and 2010 restorations and own a copy of the latter, too think they found the 'lost' footage in archives in Argentina, Australia and New Zealand!

I read of that, how he got some stuff quite close and was way off on others but still did a great job. C-3PO in Star Wars was based off Rotwang's robot and Midgar in Final Fantasy 7 off the city with Aeris having stuff in common with Maria.
AlexReynard
4 years, 4 months ago
And then there's I Love Maria which is what happens when the Japanese rip off Robocop while nodding to Metropolis.
TheGroundedAviator
4 years, 4 months ago
And at Terminator! But too be fair Japan is the home of cyberpunk and robot Si-fi. A big robot or monster is a big thing in most cities but in Tokyo or Kobe it's Tuesday!

I gotta check this film out, even if half it's budget came from one product placement!
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