In a world laid waste by nuclear war, alone at the bottom
of the ocean, fourteen year old Amamiku holds the key to the
planet's salvation; special seeds that are able to restore
the Earth back to its natural glory. But in her efforts to
plant the seeds, she unleashes the wrath of the murderous
Glyptofane, a primal being determined to wipe out the remnants
of the human race...
not quite sure what it is with Japanese writers and animators.
Every project they do is filled with so much sexual overtone
it's ridiculous - they're usually about the end of the world
and a massive apocalypse that only a young person can save.
Remains's computer animation is in the same vein as Malice@Doll,
and fortunately the plot is just as good. Whilst the blurb
on the back of the DVD cover pretty much covers the plot completely,
you still fall in love with the characters and really care
about their plight.
wise, this is obviously nowhere near as pretty as Final
Fantasy but it's not soulless tripe and you can be a lot
more forgiving of the animation for that reason. It does however
ooze atmosphere and the portrayal of close quarters claustrophobia
and the vast openness of the sea works perfectly. I
really don't think the apocalypse has ever been so engrossing
in any other piece of Animation I have seen.
the DVD itself you are presented with both the English and
Japanese audio options with optional subtitles. There are
also trailers and an interview with the director along with
in all, if you like a good story and some good animation then
this is for you.