Darkside Blues is an adaptation of a s-f story written by Hideyuki Kikuchi, the author of Vampire Hunter D, A Wind Named Amnesia, and Wicked City.
We continue our playback of the official video of the First Golden Awards Banquet from 1984, with what was billed as an “Animation Operetta” written and performed by Sid Miller and Bernie Wayne.
I didn’t pay much attention to this at the time, because it was too depressing. The setting is the end of Japan’s Sengoku period – the Age of Civil Wars, about 1467 until 1603.
EDITOR: JERRY BECK
Jerry Beck is a writer, animation producer, college professor and author of more than 15 books on animation history. He is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon Movies and Disney, and has written for The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He has curated cartoons for DVD and blu-ray compilations and has lent his expertise to dozens of bonus documentaries and audio commentaries on such. Beck is on the faculty of both Woodbury University in Burbank and Cal Arts in Valencia. More about Jerry Beck [Click Here]