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Tachigui - The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters



Mamoru Oshii's (Ghost in a Shell) upcoming animated film, Tachigui, is a delicious entrance into the world (or at least the Japanese perception of the world) of fast food and the people who love/hate/create it.

Sources say, and when I say sources I'm saying "every other work Oshii's previously done", that this would be yet another philosophical, political and historic outlook on a part of Japanese life through something that would usually seem insignificant.

The film is done in an animated cutout fashion that will definately rock the "anime aesthetics" some. Just the look by itself is enough to get me excited.

Trailer can be found here

Overview here
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Tachiguishi Retsuden is going to screen at the Sitges International Film Festival October 6 - 15, so I suppose we'll hear a public reaction to the film then.

I love the visual style of the film, and look forward to seeing it for myself.
This will pose the question in many minds: is being an animated production from Japan enough to call it "anime"? Which I think is a stupid question but it is one that will have the fanboys railing for months.

Anyway, I do hope to see it when it comes around here. It kind of reminds me of Tampopo, but weirder if that were possible.
Can't wait to see this. Looks like it will be an amazing combination of Oshii's early live action films, the Mini-Pato shorts and the cinematography of Avalon!
"Sources say, and when I say sources I'm saying "every other work Oshii's previously done", that this would be yet another philosophical, political and historic outlook on a part of Japanese life through something that would usually seem insignificant."

Of course, and I'm sure there will be a basset hound too ;)


What's also cool about this is that much of the cast (kind of like in Oshii's Masterpiece "Talking Head") is actual people who Oshii works with or has worked with, like Toshio Suzuki (pres of Ghibli).

I actually think Oshii is at his best when he does much quirkier projects such as this one - like with Talking Head or at least in my opinion Red Specticles, I'd really like to see another quirky one Gosenzosama Banbanzai translated one of these days...

I'm really looking foward to seeing this film, one of these days...