Pictures at an Exhibition and Osamu Tezuka’s Gallery on Decay

Released in 1966, this Osamu Tezuka directed anime film makes use of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s ten movement suite from 1874 to guide us as viewers through a series of dialogue-free shorts.

With the framing device of the audience being led through a museum art gallery, we are shepherded through a choice selection of professional occupation portraits as we then come to explore their perceived nature and impact. A reflecting pool on the march of modern society and what it champions as the heroes of today.

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Hangers: Summer 2014 Anime, Week Two

This Week: Barakamon, Free! – Eternal Summer, Mobile Suit Gundam-san, Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!!, Space☆Dandy Season Two, and Tokyo ESP.

A straggler from my summer season list managed to find their way to the house party this past week (the barely cognizant M3: The Dark Metal notwithstanding), so let’s check in and see how (or if) everyone is enjoying themselves.

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