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Birth

Birth

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Synonyms: Planet Busters, World of the Talisman
Japanese: バース

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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 1984
Duration: 1 hr. 19 min.
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.181 (scored by 509 users)
Ranked: #56982
Popularity: #4559
Members: 1,163
Favorites: 2
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Oct 4, 2010
Merridian
Some two decades before Hiroyuki Imaishi made his directorial debut with the hyper-sexualized, over-stylized, action-packed short film OVA Dead Leaves—a defining work that collected nearly all of the stylistic signatures that would eventually establish him as one of the industry’s foremost young directors—was Birth (released overseas with the subtitle A Legend of Two Worlds). Years ahead of its time and ridiculously well-animated for its age, Birth stands as testament to the post-Macross era of the anime industry; only in that golden age of abundance could so much effort and money be poured into such a ludicrous title. And I mean this with read more
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Jan 1, 2011
busterbeam
Referenced and revered by such modern animators as Seiya Numata (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roNIB248mco) and Hiroyuki Imaishi (Dead Leaves, Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt), Birth is considered by some to be master animator Yoshinori Kanada's magnum opus. This might initially come off as a little weird... considering it was directed by the relatively unknown Shinya Sadamitsu. Mere minutes in, however, the reason for this becomes apparent: Birth is, quite unashamedly, a total animators' OVA. With Kanada (creator of his very own unique, frantic and cartoony animation style back in the 70s that still influences many young animators to this day) at the helm, the animators are read more
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Jun 9, 2010
roriconfan
ANIME MOVIE DEPOT SERIES
Full lit of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?uid=251338&show=userpage&do=blog&blogid=29009&page=0

“What the heck was that all about?” That’s what I thought when I finished watching Birth. It was a bizarre mix of action/mystery/science fiction. It had no clear story. It had an insane ending. It was unlike anything I had seen so far. So… to what kind of people am I supposed to suggest watching this short anime?

ART & SOUND SECTION: 6/10 [Amoebas on LSD?]
- Here is something you rarely see in anime. The animation sucks at its drawing phase but is very good at its motion read more
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Jan 21, 2013
Abs0
Art: Terrible. Everything is crudely drawn as if by a 5 year old, character designs are simple and ugly. Whole thing just screams ugly.

Animation: Lots of stuff hovering over the ground, movements look choppy, frames are inconsistent.

Choreography: Movements look completely weird and trippy. Example: motorcycle driving up the stairs nearly 1 hour into the movie. Just watch it. Doesn't look realistic at all, as in consecutive frames don't even match each other. Totally off.

Conclusion: This was a waste of time. I don't recommend this movie to anyone.
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