SILENT MOBIUS (1991)
Article 3413 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 11-6-2010
Posting Date: 12-17-2010
Directed by Michitaka Kikuchi
Featuring the voices of Toshiko Fujita, Koichi Hashimoto, Chieko Honda
What it is: Anime science fiction occult movie
The daughter of two powerful mages finds herself targeted for recruitment by a squad of women with psychic powers to help fight an attack of demons from another dimension.
This anime movie sat on my hunt list for years, evading every attempt I made to find it; every time I did a hunt, I would locate episodes of an identically-named TV series from a few years later. Eventually the movie fell off of my hunt list and ended up in my list of movies I could’t find. When it finally manifested itself, it was in Japanese with Italian subtitles, but I was nevertheless glad to find it. Anime movies can be a little difficult to follow in the first place even without these difficulties, but I was able to find enough about the basic premise and the storyline to help me through this one. I found it entertaining enough, though after a while some of the screaming got on my nerves; there’s a lot of it in this movie. One thing I was never able to quite grasp was the nature of each character’s psychic powers, but it didn’t seem really important at this point. Apparently, this was adapted from a Manga series and concentrates mostly on one character named Katsume Liqueur; most of the movie is told in flashback and covers the events surrounding her recruitment. There was a sequel made the next year, but who knows when I’ll get to that one.