Quad9Damage Oh, come on. It's the story of what happens when the absolute power deriving from unprecedented future steps in human evolution are granted to a pissed off teenage boy. Then he becomes a new universe. What?
In all seriousness, they took like 20 400 page manga volumes and tried to cram the story into a 2 1/2 hour movie runtime. That's like condensing all three unabridged volumes of The Gulag Archipelago into a 45 minute TV pilot.
infinite zest yeah I'd love to see what this does to the weird minimalist soundtrack
sasazuka My Urusei Yatsura the Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer Laserdisc succumbed to laser rot, but it's more of the picture-dissolving-into-static kind of laser rot. Maybe it's because it was just a CLV Laserdisc (1 hour per side but no freeze-frame on standard players), this one looks like a CAV Laserdisc (1/2 an hour per side with full freeze-frame), CAV laser rot is probably more spectacular.
I haven't actually tried playing any of my other Laserdiscs in years, probably some/most/all of them have some degree of rot by now.
fedex God I loved that movie, probably one of the best OAVs ever made. The ending with the turtle just blew my teenage mind back in the day.
fedex Also The Third Reich Decadent Coffee Shop could never make it in todays animation world.
sasazuka Beautiful Dreamer wasn't an OVA/OAV, it got a theatrical release in February 1984.