Colorful (2010) might not be the perfect anime movie, but it tackles some intriguing matters, and show how life can really be worth living.
Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s additions to the lexicon of cinema are countless, and his well of influence is deeper than possibly imaginable. The 1950 film Rashomon was the first of his many masterpieces. Without it cinema would not look the same as it does today.
This story depicts a life of a young African American boy who is in his second year of high school. After the global pandemic hit, his parents are constantly busy with their night shift at Stevenson Hospital. In this story, we see the dark reality of social inequality in today’s world and how the spread of Covid-19 makes this disaster visible.
As a Filipino living in Okayama, Mattie entrusts her feelings in the words of her newest poem, and in the familiar taste, smell, and sound of home.
“Why does oust scatter rabid dogs howling at dust? And justice prolong a gilded melody beyond our grasp?” Mattie asked in this thought-provoking piece of literature.