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ANIME TOP TEN (LIST #2) - #10: Metropolis (2001)

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Director(s): Rintaro
Screenplay: Katsuhiro Otomo
Music: Toshiyuki Honda
 
Metropolis is more of an atmospheric movie than a story or characters one. I enjoyed the old-timey looking character designs, the architecture of the city, and the dixie jazz more than anything. Not that the story or characters were slouches, mind you, but less interesting than the visual and audio aspects, the production values. It's a beautiful-looking film, even the CG is not too bad. It's got a pretty conventional storyline, and the only characters I was emotionally invested in were Kenichi and Tima, and even then, pretty superficially. The style of the film may hold domination over the substance, but it's still a damn good ride. 

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