De­spite its Soviet pro­pa­ganda aes­thetic, The To­mor­row Chil­dren has a dis­tinctly Ja­panese in­flu­ence: it’s there in the colos­sal Go­jira-es­que mon­sters, but also in the way it pro­motes the idea that the hard­est work­ers will earn the great­est re­wards. There may even be some­thing of the au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal about it. Lead de­signer Dy­lan Cuth­bert did, af­ter all, leave Bri­tain as a teenager to work with Nin­tendo in Ja­pan – might the early confusion and awk­ward­ness of com­mu­ni­ca­tion re­flect the chal­lenges of a sec­ond lan­guage and a new coun­try? The strik­ing im­age of a lone re­flec­tion in the win­dow of a train car­riage on the ini­tial load­ing screen cer­tainly hints at the soli­tude of some­one start­ing a fresh life in un­fa­mil­iar sur­round­ings.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.