This masterpiece, overflowing with wisdom, represents the “Kihachi touch”. Eburi, while drunk, declares that he would write something for a magazine. Once sober, he writes a novella using himself as a model.
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Okamoto is a mindblowing surprise. He turns storytelling into a skillful showroom of how one can master a variety of visual setups in a way that enriches the narrative. Animations sequences, sharp editing, different pace shifts and a lot of heart and human context placed in the social and economical outcome of WWII.