The Land of the Rising Sun...
Creator: Katsuhiro Otomo
It was the one film that came out of Japanese animation that everyone had to see, and like all good sci-fi it was a combined shift in style and culture shock as nothing like that had reached these shores before. Futuristic Tokyo giving Blade Runners Los Angeles a run for its money while giving enough breath taking action to make it a must rewatch movie. And I still do... It ignites a slow burning, but continuing interest in Japanese cinema above and beyond anime. Some of the best stuff I've seen comes from the Land of the Rising sun...