New Hardboiled Egg Directed by Dezaki Osamu
By development of CG, we feel difficult to find the correct borderline between anime and live filming. Both inside and outside, it is already natural using CG on making animation, as it might be harder to have perfect handwritten animation. That is in illustration and manga, too.
Well, the first animated film including CG, 3DCG, in Japan is “Golgo 13” released in 1983. It came from a long manga series which describes a super first-class assassin; Duke Togo. It is considered as the representative of the hardboiled eggs in Japan.
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You are just in 2014, and you would feel the 1983 CG is very immature like some old-fashioned video game. By yourself, you could exceed these graphics in quality today.
That is not the gist of the movie, however. Fadeless is the marvelous content directed by a late genius; Dezaki Osamu.
Duke Togo is expressionless, cool, fearless, and so a complete killing machine that nobody wants to turn against. He is the most perfect sniper who never misses, let alone the vitals, G-spots of women. We cannot see any humanism and coarseness on him. No warm colors are associated with Duke Togo at all.
Dezaki was unable to feel empathy for that unreal guy, and then, decided to describe Duke Togo as a man. There is Duke Togo of humanity, not a correct machine, in the animated film. In consequence, new Golgo 13 was born and it is different but wonderful as Saito Takao, the original writer, officially said “I like it!”
I suppose original manga’s big fans cannot help but raise some objections. The different hardboiled egg, however, is still a fine work in 2014. And the color will never fade away like the computer graphics.
about Golgo 13
・Directed by Dezaki Osamu
・Shot by Takahashi Hirokata
・Originally Written by Saito Takao
・Written by Nagasaka Shukei
・Distributed by Toho-Towa
・Running time: 94 minutes
・Released on May 28, 1983
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