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Cencoroll

Cencoroll

Alternative Titles

Japanese: センコロール

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.431 (scored by 23570 users)
Ranked: #17672
Popularity: #812
Members: 43,213
Favorites: 147
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

sci-fi

Synopsis

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

Yuki
Yuki
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Shuu
Shuu
Main
Kimura, Ryouhei
Japanese
Kimura, Ryouhei
Cenco
Cenco
Main
 
Amamiya, Tetsu
Amamiya, Tetsu
Main
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro

Staff

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



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Oct 30, 2009
Archaeon
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
vitaamin
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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Feb 21, 2013
Kuandohan
"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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Jan 12, 2011
ThatAnimeSnob
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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Recommendations

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
Cenco is similar to Canti in that they both transform and absorb the protagonists. One could argue that they also acquire strength from the protagonists. Moreover, the animation style is similar in both, featuring jerky yet detailed movements.
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.
Somewhat similar art, out of the ordinary plot, both main characters are named Yuki, has to do with "aliens"
Both of them are one-episode anime that have everyday school life in one scene and action, supernatural in the other. The art is somehow similar too.
We have children who interact with and use alien life forms for fighting; both are somewhat abstract and experimental.
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Ending Theme

"LOVE & ROLL" by supercell

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