Anime Club: Posthuman (Short)

POSTHUMAN

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CREATED BY: Cole Drumb

GENRE: Science Fiction

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: Canada

01_ph_006-15_1280x720PostHuman follows Terrence and his dog Nine in an adrenalized future of espionage, super science, and assassins. Terrence agrees to help Kali, an escaped test subject from a black ops ESP test lab, in her effort to free the last surviving imprisoned test subject. The assault on the lab is fast paced and intense as Terrence uses every hacker trick he knows to destroy the lab’s defenses and give Kali the opportunity to free her tortured lab mate, Benjamin. Gritty, hyperstylized, and dripping with intense images, PostHuman is NSFW, for children, or adults with no sense of adventure.

Before I say anything else, can I just say…there needs to be an actual series made for PostHuman right now. The quality of the animation is only equaled by the amount of gore (well, not so much gore but plenty of WTF material) that we are treated with. Unlike some of the other shorts we have seen recently, PostHuman actually manages to tell a complete story in just under six minutes. It doesn’t leave you hanging or has an ending that is open to interpretation. It is straight and to the point. The director had a story in mind he wanted to tell and I would say he succeeded.

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I actually don’t have many gripes about PostHuman, the short did exactly what it set out to do. While I did thoroughly enjoy the NSFW scenes, I personally thought the film could do without it. Sure, you wouldn’t be able to gross out everyone like you did this time around, but there is still plenty of WTF moments that will surely shock you and complex you…or neither.

PROS: 

  • Plenty of WTF moments.
  • Quality animation.
  • Story straight and to the point.

CONS:

  • Unnecessary NSFW elements.
  • Body contortions.

SCORE: 6.0 / 10

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