**To Whom It May Concern** This video is primarily an opinion piece based on interpreting what information I could gather about the history surrounding this movie, as well as from what I felt watching it myself. It should not be taken as a piece of historical journalism, because most of it is based on speculation and assumptions about how the world works; but not on actual interviews or writing about the film. I won’t pretend that I went as far in researching this as I possibly could have, nor that the extent of my abilities will ever even be far enough as long as I can’t read Japanese. Aside from the fact that this period in anime history isn’t especially well-documented compared to how things are in the social media age, it also is old enough that material related to it which might exist has probably not made it onto the internet, let alone having been translated into English. See also for more whining about how researching anime is hard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kvX7yOv9BQ
The purpose of this video is to tell a fun story and to get people interested in learning about and enjoying old anime. Currently, most of the people talking about old anime tend to do so from an either elitist or academic perspective, or otherwise write in dated mediums and haven’t adapted to youtube yet, so I feel there is a need for more voices to speak out about the virtues of watching old anime, and to do so to a broader audience. If you think I’m the wrong man for this job, then show me something better. Make your own youtube videos and try to get people interested yourself. My videos should never be seen as an endpoint to anyone’s research, but instead as a place to derive inspiration and interest in performing further research into the medium yourself.
Anyways, all that aside, I hope you’ll enjoy this video as a fun piece of reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of Leiji Matsumoto’s style, and how the handling of his IPs led to this really bizarre sequel to one of anime’s most beloved classic films.
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