Ranked #1876


Alternative Titles

Japanese: センコロール


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 28, 2009
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 26 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.401 (scored by 26,563 users)
Ranked: #18762
Popularity: #911
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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
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Shimono, Hiro
Shimono, Hiro
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Kimura, Ryouhei
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Uki, Atsuya
Uki, Atsuya
Director, Script, Creator, Key Animation
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Yanagi, Nagi
Yanagi, Nagi
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"LOVE & ROLL" by supercell

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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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Aug 21, 2015
The anime starts off with a giant alien blob appearing on top of a skyscraper in a city where our two protagonists reside. Shortly after, these two meet when our female protagonist Yuki discovers that our male protagonist Tetsu is in possession of one of these blob alien creatures, of which he has his named as "Cenco". His creature specializes in transformation.

Cencoroll is quite an average film individually from its yet-to-be released sequel, featuring an interesting premise, but lacking in.. well.. lots of stuff. Most of the time the anime is silent with no soundtracks. People who are fond of music utilization in anime will read more
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Nov 15, 2015
Cencoroll Review by: - Japoboy

Cencoroll it's a 27 minute movie made in 2009 by Aniplex and Think Corporation.

Synopsis: Tetsu's pet is a giant blob with eyes and teeth that can change into anything. He communicates with it via telepathy, and it's strong enough to do battle with other giant blob monsters. Tetsu would rather just be left alone... but a strange girl finds his blob monster much more interesting than he anticipated. Unfortunately, so does a rival monster owner.

"Fans who've been following anime for more than a decade tend to complain about the medium's current state of affairs. In Japan as well as America, in read more
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