Mamoru OshiiThe legendary director of Ghost in the Shell and Lum recently spoke about the microphones of the Japanese blog PIA in an interview with Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 and some of his colleagues. Surprisingly, the author criticized almost all other authors strict words especially towards Hideaki Anno and Hayao Miyazaki..
According to Oshii Evangelion's director would be "more of a producer than a director"., much more focused on the economic side than he is with his work. Oshii went on to say that he hadn't seen Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0, but that the role of producer suited his colleague very well. ""Anno's works have no theme"said Oshii,"The art direction is great, but the content is lacking. Expression and subject are two different things, and a state-of-the-art presentation doesn't mean having one".
Oshii then stated that the reason for this "error" is likely to be as follows Both Anno and Hayao Miyazaki belong to an older generation of directors. According to the author, both continue to think about how to express themselves through their films and simply try to "attack" society through their films, the second (Ed. Miyazaki) then denying what happened by saying that "his films are" for audiences of all ages ".
Oshii went on to say that The boundaries of Hideaki Anno are also shared by other Japanese directors, like Makoto Shinkai (your name, weathering with you) and Mamoru Hosoda (Mirai, Belle). ""To put it a little more understandably"said Oshii,"I would say that I don't see any real motivation for making any of your films".
Certainly harsh words that the artist easily withdrew in the finale, declaring that "his are nothing but considerations" and that "he does not want to appear overly critical". In any case it is the opinion of one of the most important Japanese directors of the past thirty yearsthat some time ago had implicitly declared, not by chance, that they were closer to western cinema than to Japanese.
And what do you think about it Do you agree? Tell us in the comments! In the meantime, we'd like to remind you that the latest Evangelion film turned out to be a modest hit above the critics, grossing over $ 70 million in just two months.