Saturday, August 09, 2008

Anime — Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou OVAs

A mellow future, in some ways so like Aria's Neo-Venezia, in some ways so very different.

Both titles are quiet tales of enjoying life as it happens -- but whereas Aqua is a young, if historied, place, YKK -- Yokohama shopping expedition log -- is set at the end of the world; things fray slowly, cities are drowning under water or vegetation, and people are slowly dying out (or going away), to be survived by their robots (androids -- or rather, gynoids -- really).

Two two part OVAs (YKK and YKK -- Quiet Country Café) pick what must be a scattering of incidents from the long running manga (which I've not read) to form a quartet of mood pieces, where the mood is one of serenity as night falls.

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