Ranked #1046

Sweat Punch

Alternative Titles

English: Sweat Punch
Synonyms: Deep Imagination, Dan Petory Kyoushu no Yuutsu, Professor Dan Petry's Blues, End of the World, Kigeki, Comedy, Higan, Beyond, Garakuta no Machi, Junk Town
Japanese: スウェットパンチ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 2002 to Jul 1, 2006
Producers: Studio 4°C
Source: Unknown
Duration: 11 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #10462
Popularity: #1484
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Sweat Punch is a series of five Studio 4°C shorts collected as a direct-to-DVD package film entitled Deep Imagination.

1. Professor Dan Petory's Blues
Puppet Professor Dan Petory comedically discusses a series of serious or strange occurrences.

2. End of the World
"End of the World" is a science fiction story about a young alien girl named Yuko as she escapes from the world of humans. After meeting Kazumi, a human girl Yuko met at a rock concert, the girls head to Kazumi's apartment. Before Yuko even takes off her shoes, however, she leaves through Kazumi's TV with her trusty cybernetic steed FACE to wage a retaliatory campaign against hordes of S&M monsters from another dimension, and the evil queen of Yuko's world.

3. Kigeki (Comedy)
Set during the Irish War of Independence, a five-year old girl goes out in search of the mysterious Demon’s Castle - home of the Black Knight whose services she hopes to recruit. The Black Knight is a dark, young, skilled swordsman who will only accept a particular genre of books as advance payment.

4. Higan (Enlightenment)
An injured man lies completely still in a hospital room with doctors hovering at his bedside, appearing serene and peaceful as he slowly succumbs to death. However, in his own mind, memories of a recent battle vividly flash by. Thoughts of death and chaos haunt him, even in his final moments.

(Source: ANN)

5. Garakuta no Machi (Junk Town)
One summer day, a young boy encounters a little robot at a shopping arcade-a hungry little robot, it turns out, as he devours one machine after the other, growing in size with each "meal". This story of a boy, a machine, and their little adventure is the tale of an unusual friendship, enriched by the details of daily life and seen through the director's unique visual style.

(Source: Studio 4°C website)


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Characters & Voice Actors

The Black Swordsman
The Black Swordsman
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Midorikawa, Hikaru
The Young Girl
The Young Girl
Maeda, Ai
Maeda, Ai
Kakinuma, Shino
Kakinuma, Shino
Shishido, Rumi
Shishido, Rumi


Tanaka, Eiko
Tanaka, Eiko
Nakazawa, Kazuto
Nakazawa, Kazuto
Kobayashi, Osamu
Kobayashi, Osamu
Director, Art Director
Ito, Nobutake
Ito, Nobutake

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Opening Theme

"Ave Maria" by Franz Peter Schubert

Ending Theme

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Jan 22, 2008
This review is for Kigeki (Comedy).

Wow. I don't really know what to say. It's good, that much is certain. It's basically a dark fairy tale about a swordsman and his hobby, and the little girl who finds out about it. I really can't say much more than that without spoiling anything, since it's so short. Just go watch it, there really isn't any excuse since it's just 10 minutes. The animation is very breath taking, in fact it is hauntingly beautiful, and appears as though it was shot through an old film camera, you can see all the artifacts read more
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May 19, 2009
This review is for End of the World.

Like a work by Andy Warhol, End of the World failed to leave much of an impression on me, playing too much on modernism than anything of substance. Maybe if I was in some deluded state, not as quick, not as sharp, insightful or judging, it would have kicked me off my rocker and taken me to la-la land. But, presently, I'm not.

If you've ever watched American 90s cartoons, End of the World has the same feel and animation as those (or at least its closer to cartoons than most anime). Bright colors and a read more
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Jan 7, 2009
(This is a review for Kigeki/Comedy)


After encountering several one-shots created by Studio 4°C, I told myself that I will not be going anywhere near their works again. I am not a fan of theirs, to say the least. But when I stumbled upon the cover image for Kigeki, I couldn't help but get drawn to it. Unable to fight my own curiosity, I decided to give it a try. How much could ten minutes possibly hurt even if I ended up hating it?

-STORY- 10/10

During such a short time period, the story, or rather an excerpt from it, was very well thought out and beautifully presented. read more
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Jun 19, 2013
I watched Sweat Punch after hearing good things about one of the stories called Kigeki. Basically it's a series of short stories from the same studio. Hoping to find very good artwork and storytelling, the only thing i found after watching all of these stories was a big, big disappointment, in all aspects.

The first story in the package is called Professor Dan Petory's Blues, it's a story about some doll scientist talking about various things like color of the planet or why ufo's fly in zigzags. It was suppose to be a comedy, but the jokes i found used in it only made me feel read more
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