Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus, Samurai Champloo) and Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus, Macross Frontier, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell, Wolf’s Rain) team up again to create another wonderful work. Baby Blue is a short story about two friends reminiscing about their childhood.
The film is pleasant in both visual and auditory sense. Art looks quite realistic, but does not turn into cold photographs like some other anime use. The backgrounds are warm and fluffy. The shots are very well composed and flow well. The piano and acoustic guitar music fit the story nicely. We hear Yoko Kanno’s interpretation of Chopin, and what I think is a variation on a theme of Greensleeves. One of the aspects of the film that impressed me the most were the voices. The actors managed to give a very natural feel to their characters.