I just finished up a female assasin box set containing Pistol Opera
and Black Angel 1&2
. Pistol Opera
was more confusing and harder to understand than the first time I saw FLCL
. I really don't like art films.
The Black Angel
movies were made much better. The Japanese really like high drama in their Yakuza/assasin films. Every hero has to have a birth secret or painful origin story. They also have to be flawed and filled with guilt and doubt about not only who they are, but what they are doing. Evidently hesitation on the trigger adds wanted suspence. It just makes me crazy. I will recommend the Angel movies, but be warned they are adult. They are very interesting views. The best aspect of them I can say is not knowing what will happen next. The former film mentioned above should be avoided at all costs. It had half it's plot missing and the other half was plain stupid.
Next on my list is the Zero Woman
and Female Prisoner 701