Melkweg X Kaboom Anime this February
Join Kaboom at Melkweg for a six-part journey along the coast of Anime Kingdom. It’s going to be wild, epic, and even cathartic. Hop on the bandwagon and enjoy:
On-Gaku: Our Sound (2019, Kenji Iwaisawa)
Last year’s winner of the Kaboom Award for Best Feature film and an infectious deadpan comedy featuring punk rock aesthetics and an incredible mixture of visual and musical styles.
Memories (1995, Koji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura, Katsuhiro Otomo)
A stunning sci-fi anthology film with three riveting films by Koji Morimoto (founder of the much-awarded Studio 4°C), Tensai Okamura (creator of the popular Darker than Black series), and influential manga artist and Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo.
Adolescence of Utena (1999, Kunihiko Ikuhara)
A loose retelling of the Revolutionary Girl Utena TV series which serves as eye-candy, not only for your eyes, but your soul as well. An essential piece of queer cinema that affected people worldwide.
Double bill: Wicked City (1987, Yoshiaki Kawajiri) and Demon City Shinjuku (1988, Yoshiaki Kawajiri)
Discover the horrifying cyberpunk universe of Yoshiaki Kawajiri which exists between the human world and the realm of the demons. A landmark of dark anime!
The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2017, Masaaki Yuasa)
An intoxicating and flat-out crazy feast of weird fantasy that is set over the course of a single night in a fantastical Kyoto. Combining screwball comedy antics and hallucinatory visuals, this film is a dizzying adventure that must be seen to be believed.
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko (2021, Ayumu Watanabe)
A heartfelt and impeccably animated coming-of-age story that embraces the Ghibli formula and even elevates it to a modern anime full of life (lessons).