• Blue Gender - The Warrior


    published in Empire No.72, Sydney


    Earth. The future. A giant bug plague. No cities. Few people. The crap has truly hit the fan. Blue Gender – The Warrior takes place amidst this hopeless chaos, churning the sci-fi into a terrifying and unrelenting war zone of utter bleakness. Yuji – a ‘sleeper’ who has been awakened from cryogenic suspension – is suddenly thrust into this world. There he must survive by becoming a crack soldier under the tutelage of Marlene – with whom he forms a desperate love. But those bugs just keep coming and humans just keep dying. This is anime tragedy of the highest order: fascinating in its depressive outlook.