In which our heroine is running around a dystopian (aren’t they always?) war torn future, only to be rescued and taken to a futuristic Utopian city (or is it – aren’t they always?). Therein follows a mind-bogglingly complicated plot* about clones (uh-oh), militaristic humans and old men who float about on giant ping-pong balls. There are five possible baddies, none of whom turn out to be baddies, because all of those plot twists are signalled. This leaves only one set of possible bad guys trying to destroy humanity: the old geezers on the ping pong balls. The problem is, the job of said old geezers (or the elders: aren’t they always?) is to ensure the human race survives. They intend to do this but killing the entire human race. Didn’t think it through! (Do they ever?) Half the city is destroyed, the clones can now fuck and everyone sits down and eats some Applesauce.

Best anime film I have seen in about ten years. Compare this statement however with, third worse film I have seen this year and you will ask me why I keep going to see this tosh. And when is someone going to point out that computer designed sets often just look like poor models?

*Though a real actual plot, unlike in Primer.