Review of 'Planzet (Puranzetto)'

planzet.jpg A story set on an earth devastated by war with an invading alien fleet. Hiroshi Akishima is a talent-less teenager who cares little for the future given his lack of faith in any future existing for the planet. He is chastised by his younger sister and his father for his supposed lack of any faith. After Hiroshi's father is killed by an alien he and two other misfits are humanity's unlikely last hope to defeat the aliens.

“Very far fetched but it looks nice on the screen.” I think this is a fair summary. What I did find interesting was that it was not as straightforward as you might expect in the short running time with an unexpected twist half way. Several scenes are extremely clichéd (one particular one is a character is told “that is the way out” and pointed to a door very clearly marked in big letters “EXIT”) which caused the audience to audibly groan.

The ending itself is also a bit hackneyed but overall a fun, short romp.

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2015-08-02

Directed by: Jun Awazu

Studio: CoMix Wave

Year: 2010

Length: 53 minutes

Genre: Japanese Animation

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