Anime Club: Dead Leaves

Hello everybody! For this week’s anime club we have Dead Leaves.

DEAD LEAVES

Dead_Leaves_cover

CREATED BY: Hiroyuki Imaishi 

STARRING: Takako Honda, Kappei Yamaguchi, Yūko Mizutani

GENRE: Science Fiction

YEAR: 2004

COUNTRY: Japan

Retro and Pandy, two unlikely renegades, awaken naked on Earth with no recollection of their past, but with dead-leaves-pictures-1superior physical abilities. After embarking on a brief but devastating crime spree for food, clothing and transportation in downtown Tokyo, they are captured by authorities and sent to the infamous prison called Dead Leaves, on the half-destroyed Moon.

Once incarcerated, Retro and Pandy are subjected to the activities taking place inside the prison facility, such as forced labor, straitjackets and mandatory defecation. During one such time, he meets Chinko, an inmate with a drill for a penis. 666 and 777, the super-powered prison guards, demonstrate their power when 777 flicks an inmate in the face, killing him along with everybody else behind him.

DEAD_LEAVES-7_1101257743So this week we are doing Dead Leaves? Really? Fine. Dead Leaves is an interesting film to say the least. Ultra-violence is key here, as the film is uber-ridiculous at every single moment. I really enjoyed the animation style, as it is crisp and clean yet comical at the same time. It understands to not take itself too seriously. What would make Dead Leaves even better? A little touch from Rob Zombie.

I came across Dead Leaves as a recommendation from all of you lovely people. Y’all are just demented and I love you for it. The ultra-violence this does lead to some serious “laugh out loud” moments, the over the top nature could have been a little too much for me. I mean, who would even give an offspring machine guns? Why? I just want to end this review with this…drill penis.

PROS:

  • Interesting story.
  • Animation style.
  • Ultra-violence.

CONS:

  • Drill Penis.
  • Over the top action.
  • Crazy plot.

SCORE: 6.5/10

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