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Parents' Guide to

Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Unique Korean anime has violence, scary imagery.

Movie NR 2014 80 minutes
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This is an unusually creative movie, even by the high standards of the best anime. A lonely out-of-commission satellite comes back to Earth and turns into a girl. A down-on-his-luck sensitive balladeer turns into a cow. And then a "blood heir of fairies" named Merlin has turned into a talking roll of toilet paper. It's all quite unconventional and eccentric, but at its core is a theme that's common to a lot of anime: the ups and downs of young love.

There are times when the story feels a little too complicated. The antagonists include an Incinerator, a harvester of organs, and a pig witch. When paired with absurd scenes like the Milk Cow sitting on the toilet passing gas and defecating while the talking roll of toilet paper hovers nearby lamenting what he inevitably has to do to help in the bathroom, it's a little bizarre. Satellite Girl and Milk Cow occasionally gets lost in its own eccentricities. Nonetheless, the central thread of the story is clear enough that fans of the genre will enjoy this unique tale of transformation and metamorphosis.

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