from a recent issue of 'Animerica' magazine.
highly personal symbolism appears even in his more mainstream works like
Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, the first and second Patlabor films, and
Ghost in the Shell. His ultimate contribution to experimental anime is the
1985 film Tenshi no Tamago ("Angel's Egg"), which features beautiful art
direction from character designer and now fine artist Yoshitaka Amano. Told
with minimal dialogue and maximum Christian imagery, Angel's Egg shows a
little girl living out her life in a gloomy, gothic, abandoned city. After
she symbolically gives birth to the titular egg, she meets a Christ-like
figure (complete with cross) who accompanies her to an ending that is
beautiful, transcendental, and entirely depressing. When once asked directly
what the cryptic Angel's Egg is supposed to mean, Oshii replied that he
himself doesn't even know, the classic defensive for for a true avant garde
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