The Mystical Laws is a terrible anime film. It was pretty much based on Scientology and Buddhism – the fact that its can be based on both shows you how stupid and pointless it was. In the near future, an empire using a logo similar with the nazi swastika invaded Taiwan, USA, Japan and all countries. Only a small organisation, disguise as medical service, attempted resistance. A young guy was named its leader, and in order to win the war, he went into a spiritual journey. Yup. Wonky storyline aside, I think it is an insult to a viewer when the earth and humankind are in danger, you will learn about the mystical laws that rule the world you live in. In other words, religion.The Mystical Laws, an anime directed by Isamu Imakake, features devils, angels and dragons as envisioned by the chief executive of a religious organization.
The breaking down its religious teachings to a level of digestible. I could write about it all night – I have never watched anything before where every single part of the story was contentious. Suffice to say, the movie is a massive, impressive and convoluted crock of animated garbage. It really makes you wonder how people end up being like, say Tom Cruise. Pity the fools. You’d probably do best to stay away from this Anime unless, like me, you find displays of communal madness intriguing. This film is not the kind of entertaining Japanese animation you expect. In fact, it is the story of how an every-man guy become religious savior. The first 30 minutes pretends as an action-packed movie, but once the spiritual journey begins, people started to exit from the cinema (and the film last for whole 120 minutes). Religious teachings are thrown straight to the audience, the male lead preach for almost 10 minutes near the end.
The main characters are like-able and there is development as they journey up into different dimensions and learn more about the nature of reality and themselves. You will either love or hate their portrayal of historical characters. However, if you have any strong religious or ideological preferences, this film may rub you the wrong way. A definite plot that leads you through a series of adventures and different worlds that ends in an aroma of timeless romance that leaves you feeling warm. In addition, the film is cheap and unpleasant to look at. If you are a non believer in a religion of any kind, be assured that, according to this anime, you will rot in hell, with the likes of Hitler and…Nietzche!
Remember, fellow humans: “The planets themselves are a life form, with an advanced consciousness. If humankind takes a wrong path and disdains the Earth as a place for soul training, the Earth will create natural disasters to purify the world.” And the less said about the vegans from outer space, the better. The endlessly convoluted mumbo-jumbo isn’t bearable and aside from the one or two kind comments I’ve made in this review, this is my nomination for worst film of the year. The animation is equally lackluster, more reminiscent of Saturday morning cartoons than the dynamic visuals of first-rate anime. So it is offensive to all your senses. PASS.