If you’ve been following Animator Expo on the web, you might already be aware of the joy of the short “Robot on the Road”. If not, you’ve missed out not only on this gem, but a ton of others as well. (There have been 35 shorts posted as of this week; one new short every Friday.)
“Robot on the Road” got my attention with its obviously pervy take on the hitchhiker story. Set in a future that appears to be well after 2083, we meet Robowo, who is hitching a ride to get to Central City for maintenance, and Mina, a young woman travelling to destinations unknown in her trailer.
A beautiful mix of retro and futuristic themes, it offers up something for everyone. You don’t have to be a lover of sci-fi to dig the themes, characters, technology, and concepts introduced. This is “light” science fiction at its best. It’s reminiscent of the Heavy Metal movie segment “So Beautiful and So Dangerous”
And of course, it wouldn’t be worthy of the Sexploration Fiction blog if it didn’t have some nudity.
Things get pervy…
Yup, anime breasts coming your way!
Fresh out of the shower. And if you’ll notice, she actually has pubic hair; an extreme rarity in anime. Most likely allowable due to its indistinctness at a distance and the speed at which the character frame rate moves.
Howdy. Don’t mind me. Just updating my blog.
And sadly, we discover, that despite having pubic hair, Mina doesn’t have a vagina.
Later that evening…
Like nothing happened.
Scoping out new targets for the blog.
For those of you familiar with the names, “Robot on the Road” was created, written and directed by Hiroyuki Okiura (Black Magic M-66, Zillion, Record of the Lodoss War, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, Ghost in the Shell), and voiced by Koichi Yamadera (Ninja Scroll, Ghost in the Shell) and Megumi Hayashibara (Slayers, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop).
Overall, I really enjoyed this short, and I can’t help but reminisce about the 80s when OVA shorts like this were quite common. If you haven’t seen any OVAs or OVA series from that era, you really are missing out on some great material and storytelling. In fact, everyone associated with this short is connected to that era. I recommend (if you can find them on DVD/Blu-ray), Robot Carnival and Neo Tokyo.