Ranked #1798


Alternative Titles

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
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #17982
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Uki, Atsuya
Uki, Atsuya
Director, Script, Creator, Key Animation
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Yanagi, Nagi
Yanagi, Nagi
Theme Song Performance

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"LOVE & ROLL" by supercell

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Oct 30, 2009 2:56 PM
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 6:20 PM
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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Jan 12, 2011 12:58 PM
This short 25 minute feature feels more like an artistic summary of an average children’s adventure series than an actual full story. You probably know that many series get their own movie version a few years after they ended (like X-tv or Escaflowne). Well, Cencoroll is actually just the movie. The series feels like it was scrapped. Because in only 25 minutes you see things that a normal series would spend 12 episodes depicting. So, the plot is not just fast but is also feels like it is skipping a lot of events. It is after all part of a project to aid upcoming new read more
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Feb 21, 2013 11:52 PM
"Cencoroll" is a very fresh and unique story based on the Manga "Amon Game."
Both works were original creations by Atsuya Aki, who created, wrote, directed, and animated (Yes, animated) this film alone.
The only help he had were the Seiyuu, Music, and production by Aniplex. I must say this first before I begin... Thank you Aniplex!

A giant alien shows up on top of a skyscraper, "A boy and his blob" watch over it, "There's another one, are you hungry? You're lazy today, huh?"
The boy's name is Tetsu Amamiya, he owns a blobby alien life form he named Cenco. Cenco can transform into any object imaginable.
There read more
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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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