A satire about 21st-century geriatric health care, Roujin Z finds an elderly invalid reluctantly turned guinea pig to test Z-001, a computerized, life-support prototype. Responding to the man’s wishes, Z-001 evolves into an unstoppable robot.
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A decent early 90's anime that managed to score a U.S VHS release. The animation and plot may be dwarfed by Akira's but which anime isn't? Light hearted and exciting sequences make it worth seeking out for 90's anime completists.
In some ways this movie cannot make its mind up. On the one hand, it has a lot to say about alienation and the way society discards the elderly. On the other hand, it has juvenile humor that revolves around sex and a fair amount of fan service. However, on the whole I believe it presents a compelling critique of the use of technology in capitalism and as part of the military industrial complex. Thoughtful and dumb.