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Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari

Alternative Titles

English: Neo Tokyo
Synonyms: Manie Manie The Labyrinth Tales, Labyrinth Labyrinthos, Hashiru Otoko, The Order to Stop Construction, Construction Cancellation Order, Running Man, Meikyu Monogatari
Japanese: Manie-Manie 迷宮物語


Type: Movie
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 1989
Source: Unknown
Duration: 16 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.021 (scored by 3,264 users)
Ranked: #31742
Popularity: #2860
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1. Labyrinth Labyrinthos
A girl and her cat fall through a looking-glass into a dark labyrinth full of strange people.

2. Running Man
In the distant future, a tough racer uses his psychokinetic powers against his opponents during his final race.

3. The Order to Stop Construction
A snooty salaryman is sent by his bosses to the jungle to stop a completely automated construction job, and spends several days there arguing with the robots.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sugioka, Tsutomu
Sugioka, Tsutomu
Mizushima, Yuu
Mizushima, Yuu


Otomo, Katsuhiro
Otomo, Katsuhiro
Director, Character Design
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Director, Script, Screenplay
Morimoto, Kouji
Morimoto, Kouji
Key Animation

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Oct 19, 2015
After greatly enjoying the movie Memories I thought it a good idea to check out Neo Tokyo, a similar compilation movie that adapts three of Taku Mayumura's manga short stories. Though the author and directors are different I thought with three attempts I would at least have a chance of finding one of them particularly memorable, while admiring the variety of the movie as a whole. Sad to say, it wasn't that simple and Neo Tokyo paled in comparison to its spiritual successor.

Neo Tokyo opens with Rintaro's (Shigeyuki Hayashi) Labyrinth Labyrinthos. As of writing, I haven't seen anything else he's directed so I don't know read more
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Dec 8, 2014
Having watched the triple-feature "Memories" a while back, I decided to move onto another, titled "Short Peace". "Memories" featured some great content, but it was mainly held up by a single part of it. "Short Peace" went for completely different genres and styles and threw them all together, bringing a more inconsistent feel that made the whole idea of packaging of them together a bit meaningless. Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari or "Neo Tokyo", on the other hand, is more of a package deal in that each part aids in the enjoyment of the entire threesome. All of these parts are memorable and all are engaging. From read more
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Apr 3, 2015
-A young girl playing with her pet cat searches for fun and ends up in another dimension. But is this really a new world she's exploring, or can this be a figment of her imagination?

A reporter is sent by a magazine he writes for to do an article on a race car driver, but this isn't an ordinary race. This is a futuristic race called the Death Race, and drivers normally last between 1 to 2 years. Zack Hugh has been champion for years and has been surviving all competition in the process.

The Aleona Republic has recently undergone a coup. There's a company whom has read more
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Nov 29, 2011
Esta review también está en español.

Well, well... what do we have here...
Neo Tokyo is composed of three short films, each one directed by a giant of the anime industry. Since the works are so different from each other, I will comment them separately n_n.

Labyrinth labyrinthos (also known as Manie-Manie), by Rintaro (he participated in such things like Jungle Taitei, Astro Boy, Petshop of Horrors, X/1999 and many other renowned works).
This is the first short, and the most surreal of the three. LL introduces us to Sachi, a girl that, along her cat Cicerone, is sent to a giant maze, after crossing a clock/mirror/portal/whatever. Once in read more
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Anime: Memories
Compilation of 3 different and totally unrelated shorts by 3 different directors. 
reportRecommended by tsuD
Anime: Robot Carnival
Similar late 80s anthology movies with Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA, Steamboy) as a main director. 
reportRecommended by BluMeino
Anime: Genius Party
A collection of experimental shorts by a number of accomplished directors and artists.  
reportRecommended by koreye
Anime: Nekojiru-sou
Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari (Neo Tokyo) is a triple-feature, only the first part being comparable to Nekojiru-sou (Cat Soup).
Have trippy visuals that are related to a dark theme. Are atmospheric and imaginative. Involve a cat venturing through strangeness. Have a simple plot that could be described as a single event, yet that event spurs off into numerous unexplainable situations. 
reportRecommended by Piegoose
Anime: Redline
If you liked the idea of racing as dangerous and violent with champions obsessed with winning in Redline, then the second segment of Neo-Tokyo: Running Man, directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, shares many of the same convictions. Smooth animation and great detail in destruction of vehicles are present in both. 
reportRecommended by BluMeino

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