Gilgamesh Season One DVD Review - www.impuslegamer.com -

Feature 8.0
Video 9.0
Audio 8.0
Special Features   0.0
Total 8.3
Distributor: AV Channel
Running Time:
125 minutes
Classification:
PG
Reviewer:
Felix Stacia

8.3


Gilgamesh
Season One

This psychological anime, whose name derives from the Babylonian epic, is set in the realisable future, or ‘super present’. We might all be fretting about terrorism but of course, Gilgamesh’s creators are right to point out that if a terrorist wishes to make an attack on the level of civilisation, it must be global and it must be electronic. 

And so, in the ‘super present’, a clever cookie has released an electro-magnetic bomb into the atmosphere which has distorted the geo-magnetic field to such an extent that our sky has a miasmic translucence and electro-magnetic communication—phones, mobiles, and the internet (alas!)—no longer function. Well of course civilisation collapses. 

But fret not, for two mysterious siblings have been born. Not quite telekinetic, not quite psycho-empathic they still manage to manipulate the space around them. They soon fall victim to various power interests and their main goal quickly becomes sheer survival. 

This is a very aestheticised world, where pretensions to realism have been left, like shoes, outside the door. I personally relished the segment where one of the characters listen’s to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in analogue playback—because he is a purist. 

Felix Staica






 
 



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