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This Boy Can Fight Aliens [Blu-ray]
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The story revolves around Kakashi, a boy with no memory of his past. The only thing he has from his past is his cell phone, but it is broken. In the time/planet (never states what planet or where they are)they live in, aliens come everyday to fight someone, a single, random person. Of course, the aliens are super strong, and no one is a match. But then they fight Kakashi, who, for some reason, can take on the aliens. So, from that day on, a single alien comes each day to fight him.
Kakashi lives in a house with two other men. One, about Kakashi's age, is called Arikawa. He is best friends with Kakashi. The other is Shiro, who is something of a father for both of them. They both know of the alien fighting, and give him moral support.
Overall, it is a great movie. The characters are all unique and interesting. The story is well paced, and it all leads up to a memorable ending. The movie is a bit short (a little under 30 minutes), but it is able to give as much of a story as a full length picture does.
As a fair warning, the creator of this movie, Soubi Yamamoto, does a lot of work for yaoi themed (but not full-on yaoi romance scenes, as the subject is normally thought of) stuff, and it does show in this movie. It teases at a romance, the characters are very feminine, and even the art style is similar to yaoi art.
I will not tell people to buy this because of the yaoi, and I definitely will not advise against it (I am not a yaoi fan!). Buy this movie. Great story, great characters, and a great ending.
Overall, great movie.
There are other shorts here from the same creator with Robotica Robotics having an additional boys love/friendship focus their or even more than that as two robots Haru and Natsu explore their relationship with each other and with the person who adopted them Masa, and the meaning of love. It was really emotional and touching and quite memorable.
The other shorts dwell on the question of the world ending and such or the feasibility of their world and have good music or serve as showing that certain elements served as inspiration for the main feature.
The disc also has an interview with the creator. Ultimately it is a good value for the money and a really memorable experience, definitely check it out as it is a good purchase.
And since then, Makoto Shinkai has become one of the rarities in the anime industry, who used the current technology available in software and home computers, to create his own anime. And while he won awards, many people in the anime industry warned that this is rare and not anyone can just go and create their own anime OVA like Makoto.
CoMix Wave Films, who are known for their distribution of Makoto Shinkai's work have featured another young anime creator, who has literally created anime shorts by herself and also was inspired by Makoto Shinkai.
Her name is Soubi Yamamoto, a manga and anime fan, a big fan of Shonen Ai games (stories featuring boys in love or affectionate towards each other), who would go on to create several shorts on her iMac, using software such as Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, RETAS, ComicStudio and Cinema 4D.
Similar to Shinkai, Soubi would create a few anime shorts such as "Sekaike Sekairon", "ra/radio noise planet" and "Robotica Robotics" and then later, create something longer at 30 minutes. The result was an anime OVA titled "This Boy Can Fight Aliens".
And now, the OVA along with her three shorts was released on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Sentai Filmworks.
"This Boy Can Fight The Aliens" and the three shorts are presented in 1080p High Definition.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't think I've seen a show like it, but that doesn't make it good.Published 1 month ago by Anime
Went off the reviews it's a nice anime short but a good one.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Got it oh time thank you!! The movie was not what i thought though!Published 2 months ago by Shaundra
Without doubt all Yamamoto Soubi works are masterpieces :)Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of the most hilariously terrible movies I have ever seen in my life, 5 starsPublished 16 months ago by Athena
I loved it! Pure art in motion. Short and sweet, but not simple at all! It was surprisingly deep, and was able to evoke a lot of feeling for such a short piece. Read morePublished on March 27, 2014 by AmethystDreams
This short movie features some really beautiful drawings, as well as some additional short features by the artist. I'm glad it wasn't much longer. Read morePublished on January 30, 2014 by Elsie Whittle
It was and okay anime. Its not really the type of anime that I personally would watch but it was ver intresting overall. So good job..Published on November 13, 2013 by Kimihko O'Connor