Arei no Kagami: Way to the Virgin Space

Title:Arei no Kagami: Way to the Virgin Space
アレイの鏡 ~ Way to the Virgin Space
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Notables: Animation - Toei
Original Concept - MATSUMOTO Leiji
The story follows Daichi Meguru and Mayu, a young boy and a pilot, as they flee their war torn planet and into space. Upon their ship a stowaway android named Zero joins their quest as they travel through Halley's Mirror.
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26-minute film released on March 16, 1985.
Animated by Toei Animation.
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Watch 8 8 7 6 5 Ggultra2764 [series:4499#1552]
Arei no Kagami has many of the familiar writing elements found in sci-fi titles from Leiji Matsumoto with romanticizing space travel and dabbling into melodrama with exploring humanity's flaws when it involves violent conflict. This also carries the same writing flaws found in Leiji's works where he doesn't take the time to dabble into the particulars of the technology and society found within the world of his titles, this especially being an issue with this film's 26-minute runtime with how quick Daichi's group reaches the edge of the universe. I'd find this film to be more a treat for Leiji Matsumoto fans, as this is otherwise a largely forgettable film.

Last updated Monday, July 04 2022. Created Monday, July 04 2022.

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