Ranked #1606


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Japanese: センコロール


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 28, 2009
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 26 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Ranked: #16062
Popularity: #758
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When a gigantic, unearthly monster suddenly looms on the skyline of a Japanese city, the expected occurs—the Japan Self-Defense Forces roll out the tanks while the public panics. Nobody knows what it is or where it came from, but Yuki, a bold and inquisitive teenage girl, has a secret but might be a useful clue. Her friend Tetsu has been clandestinely caring for a bizarre creature called Cenco, which will soon prove itself to have some remarkable, even impossible characteristics. Another teenage boy, a stranger with some mysterious link to the monstrosity attacking the city, shows up, and his unwelcome interest in Tetsu's pet snuffs out any doubt of a connection—and lights the fuse for the coming battle.

(Source: Rupert Bottenberg, Fantasia Genre Film Festival)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Amon Game
Sequel: Cencoroll 2

Characters & Voice Actors

Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Kimura, Ryouhei
Kimura, Ryouhei
Amamiya, Tetsu
Amamiya, Tetsu
Shimono, Hiro
Shimono, Hiro


Uki, Atsuya
Director, Script, Key Animation, Creator
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Music
Theme Song Performance

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Oct 30, 2009
Every so often anime throws up something completely out of the ordinary, not simply in terms of content, but also in terms of production. There's many a title that can boast an extremely original plot, or cutting edge animation, or some other aspect of it's production that has the potential to shake the foundations of the entire medium. A case in point is Shinkai Makoto's much acclaimed Hoshi no Koe, which proved once and for all that a quality anime could be produced by one person (with some time and effort of course). It's a sad fact that the current trends within anime have precluded read more
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Dec 18, 2009
Yuki finds herself wondering why a bike parked outside the school starts moving when it suddenly transforms into a ... panda?! Suddenly she's in the middle of a battle between the owners of these ugly yet irresistibly adorable monsters.

For fans of Furi Kuri, Atsuya Uki has created the whimsical, slightly insane yet delicate short film Cencoroll. Uki certainly did an impressive job adapting his manga background for the big screen. While the 30 minute length leaves little time to fully develop a complex plot, Uki rose to the challenge with remarkable grace. Cencoroll never felt rushed and while none of my initial questions were answered, read more
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Watching both you don't really know what's going on,
Both have extraordinary art style,
Both leave you wanting more after watching,
Both have some kind of supernatural setting
While Cencoroll is the wierder of the two shows, they are both single episode sci-fi anime that are the work of one man.

In the case of Cencoroll, that man is Uki Atsuya.

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Ending Theme

"LOVE & ROLL" by supercell

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