straight to business:
Freedom (OAV) ( <- links to AnimeNewsNetwork )
Plot Summary:In the year 2041, mankind created their first space colony on the moon. But after a freak cataclysm devastated human civilisation on Earth, the republic of the moon built a domed megalopolis known as Eden. Now in the year 2267, a boy called Takeru spends his time engaging in hover-craft races against rival street gangs, unaware that he is about to embark in the journey of unearthing Eden's origin.
There are seven episode/OVAs to this story, the approximate lengths are
Episode 1: 21 minutes
Episodes 2-6: 22 minutes
Episode 7: 45 minutes
My personal thoughts:
I watched this one last year and consider it somewhat of a hidden gem as it's not so well known, and also it's short length and general simplicity keeps it from standing out too much. But that's not to say it doesn't have it's own remarkable element. I could get into my own deeper thoughts, but I wont, the fact is you won't know your own opinion on this one until you see it yourself. Eitherway, I enjoyed this one and recommend it.
I will say the animation is different. Sort of a mix between traditional animation style and computer animated effects give it a 3d feel but it still feels like you are watching anime without any notice. I will say this poses no problem or is something you 'get used to'. Doesn't really add or subtract to anything in my opinion, just another medium to tell a story though.