Review

by Christopher Macdonald, Apr 9th 2002

Miyuki-chan In Wonderland

DVD

Synopsis:
Miyuki-chan In Wonderland DVD
She's late, she's late, and you won't believe her fate! It's down the bunny hole and through the looking glass as lovely young Miyuki takes a mind-boggling trip through the wildest wonderland ever animated!

The fabulous artists of CLAMP, Japan's famous all-female art team, have created an entirely new universe where everything from the dormouse to the door is undeniably feminine. From the seductive Cheshire Cat to the S&M Queen of Hearts, enjoy a dazzling array of femme fatales and sexy surrealism with Miyuki-chan!
Review:
Miyuki Chan in Wonderland.

Uhh, weird ^.^'

To be honest, the above simple phrase is probably an extremely good review of Miyuki Chan in Wonderland. Anyone who has seen Alice in Wonderland knows just how disjointed and nonsensical the movie is. Miyuki Chan in Wonderland is somewhat akin to Alice in Wonderland on amphetamines.

Better known for their simpler Shoujo title such as Rayearth, Miyuki Chan is a very odd departure for Clamp.

Yet the creation of Miyuki-chan in Wonderland is very closely related to Rayearth. Clamp drew a lot of inspiration from Lewis Caroll's classics, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, so they decided to create a tribute to his works.

The result?

A silly disjointed and kind of naughty tale of Miyuki-chan's trips through Wonderland and Mirrorland. The only differences, aside from the amphetamine factor, are that Miyuki is a lot cuter than Alice, and the people she meets in Wonderland and Mirrorland are all female; very female.

At just under 30 minutes, including ending credits, this isn't a very long DVD, but for just over $10 it isn't particularly expensive either. Honestly, Miyuki-chan is recommended viewing to anyone, regardless of their tastes, it's a bit like that crazy trip that you have to take just once in your life… except that this trip will only last 30 minutes and cost $12.

One note, despite what the DVD says, there is no English dub.
Grade:
Production Info:

+ Crazy, Silly, Funny
Silly, Plotless, Short.

Director:
Mamoru Hamatsu
Kiyoko Sayama
Screenplay:Ageha Ohkawa
Storyboard:Hiroshi Fukutomi
Music:Toshiyuki Honda
Original creator:CLAMP
Original story:Lewis Carroll
Character Design:Tetsuro Aoki
Art Director:Katsushi Aoki
Executive producer:
Tsuguhiko Kadokawa
Megumi Sugiyama
Yutaka Takahashi
Producer:
Kasuhiko Ikeguchi
Yumiko Masujima

Full encyclopedia details about
Miyuki-chan In Wonderland (OAV)

Release information about
Miyuki-chan in Wonderland (Sub.DVD)

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