Flashback Friday: Twilight of the Cockroaches

It’s been a long and lovely day, denizens, so I hope you’ll forgive me if this week’s Flashback Friday entry is a bit short and to the point.

(Don’t think I didn’t hear that collective sigh of relief just then…)

Here is the trailer for one of the very first anime movies I ever saw. When Cartoon Network first started up over here in the States, they used to play all kinds of different anime movies way into the night on Saturdays. It was thanks to these anime marathons that I first fell in love with that enigmatic Vampire Hunter D. It was also when I discovered…Twilight of the Cockroaches:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MFg2tg274w&w=640&h=480]

And all that time I thought that MTV was being original with Joe’s Apartment. Also, with an original release year of 1987, Twilight of the Cockroaches beats Who Framed Roger Rabbit? as an earlier example of animation and live action combined into one movie. It also wins as being a superior film with more likeable characters than any other film containing the word “Twilight” in its title.