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Aru Tabibito no Nikki

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Synonyms: The Diary of Tortov Roddle, A Traveller's Diary
Japanese: 或る旅人の日記


Type: ONA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 19, 2003 to Jun 4, 2003
Producers: Robot
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Source: Original
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.361 (scored by 6,986 users)
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Ranked: #20322
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Popularity: #2265
Members: 14,480
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Follow Tortov as he journeys through very surreal, magical, picturesque landscapes, meeting interesting characters and circumstances on the way. Accompanied by his long-legged pig friend, Tortov takes us on an on-going adventure of peaceful contemplation.

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Roddle, Tortov
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Jan 16, 2008
Oh my, what and incredible work of art we have here.

Diary of Tortov Roddle is really something unique, I enjoyed it very much.
It's like watching a moving panting, like running through a museum while beautiful music is being played all over the place.

It really doesn't has a plot, It's just Tortov Roddle traveling and showing us places. But oh, what kind of places.
They are so magical, with a great amount of surrealism, artistic, unique.
It leaves you wanting more. Always wanting to know what other kind of places he will visit. Places just beyond our imagination.

The art is really simple, original,different. That's what makes it read more
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Feb 20, 2014
Aru Tabibito no Nikki translates into "A Traveler's Diary." That is exactly what it is, and that is exactly what you should expect. Aru Tabibito no Nikki is the diary of a man named Tortov Roddle. His diary is beautifully simplistic; he writes about what he sees and what he's doing. He writes about what is on his mind.

There is no exaggeration. There are no women with massive breasts, there are no chibi scenes or outrageous expressions. This sentence explains exactly what this short is: "Accompanied by his long-legged pig friend, Tortov takes us on an on-going adventure of peaceful contemplation."

And what a beautiful read more
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Sep 6, 2013
Legitimately one of my favorite anime, although really not for everyone.

The Diary of Tortov Roddle is a series of wonderful, beautiful, surreal, wordless (aside from text from Tortov's diary) shorts, starring the traveler Tortov Roddle and his strange long-legged pig mount and companion. There's not really a story to speak of; the series is essentially a series of short vignettes. Tortov goes somewhere, experiences something odd, and then moves on.

What somethings they are, though. The series is surreal, but unlike most uses of surrealism, it's not really symbolic. The surrealism doesn't represent the mind of a character, or the author's opinion read more
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Jan 28, 2015
Surrealism brought to an anime in such a divine way. The simplicity and void dialogue really complemented each other quite well. Many people will find it boring due to it's non-traditional style, but I assure you that you can bare a series lasting maybe no more than twenty minutes. It doesn't have a definite plot, but still gets many moral lessons across through stunning surrealistic analogies every episode. It's a very serene anime, no brutality or strife, obnoxious moe, cliche spamming, anything that would ordinarily usher in an anime's downfall is void throughout the series. It's so original that one could think of it as read more
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