Some fantastic animation, especially the first chapter. A highly creative and original bunch of short animations. Great that some animators still aren't afraid of making unusual work; that is not so... Read moredumbed down, that even the most intellectually challenged members of the audience can still understand what is happening. Not that it is super arty, though there some lofty messages in one or two of the films, it is mostly pure entertainment of the best kind. As in you don't know exactly how the little clips are going to end thirty seconds into the viewing: which is nice. Made me nostalgic for the days of the t.v show 'liquid television', that was a cool showcase of the more experimental animation, and I would have to say the same for this too.
The flagship release from groundbreaking animation outfit Studio 4c, the concept is both stunningly simple and utterly original: Gather an all-star team of contemporary Anime creators, mixing established legends with the brightest up-and-comers. Give each one free reign to make an entirely original film, providing only a single guiding theme: The Spirit of Creativity. The result is a kaleidoscope of visions, stretching from the inner depths of the human mind to the most fantastic, astounding worlds of boundless imagination, spanning a rich palette of unique visual languages. An unprecedented, instant classic, Genius Party is nothing less than definitive, an essential title for the Anime enthusiast.