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Metropolis

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Metropolis
Japan / 2001 / 107 min
DIRECTOR:
Rintaro

Forget about the Fritz Lang film, although the futuristic urban-scapes of this visionary anime Metropolis certainly do recall the mighty skyscrapers of Lang's film. Based on a classic manga by Osamu Tezuka, the anime Metropolis focuses on a robot-filled future world and the relationship between humans and robots. The animation is a wonderful blend of traditional cel animation and computer-aided backgrounds. The Metropolis website includes a mash note from Titanic director James Cameron, who saw the film in Tokyo and raved, "Metropolis is the new milestone in anime, a spectacular fusion of CG background with traditional character animation. It has beauty, power, mystery, and above all...heart."