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Dead Leaves

Dead Leaves

Alternative Titles

English: Dead Leaves
Japanese: デッド リーブス

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 16, 2004
Producers: Production I.G
Duration: 53 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.301 (scored by 17866 users)
Ranked: #21612
Popularity: #1151
Members: 32,144
Favorites: 222
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Synopsis

Pandy and Retro awaken naked on Earth with no recollection of their past. They embark on a devastating crime spree in search of food, clothing and transportation, but are captured by authorities and sent to the infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves. While incarcerated, they quickly discover that Dead Leaves is also a top-secret cloning facility, occupied by villainous guards and deformed genetic experiments. Ultra-manic chaos and hyper-violent bedlam ensue as they organize a prison break with the aid of their fellow mutant inmates.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Retro
Retro
Main
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Pandy
Pandy
Main
Honda, Takako
Japanese
Honda, Takako
Drill, Chinko
Drill, Chinko
Supporting
Tobita, Nobuo
Japanese
Tobita, Nobuo
666
666
Supporting
Iwata, Mitsuo
Japanese
Iwata, Mitsuo

Staff

Kuroki, Rui
Kuroki, Rui
Producer
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Director, Key Animation, Character Design, Animation Director
Ike, Yoshihiro
Ike, Yoshihiro
Music
Nakamura, Shouko
Nakamura, Shouko
Key Animation


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lawlmartz
Jan 27, 9:24 PM
I thought I had seen it all, then I saw Dead Leaves.

Preface:

From the mind of Hiroyuki Imaishi (director of FLCL and Gurren Lagann) comes this cracktastic adventure of the bizarre and insane. Get ready for a 45m long wild ride on ludicrous speed. It goes full plaid.

Story: 8

Retro- a guy with a TV for a head, and Pandy- a woman with an enormous red eye wake up in the middle of nowhere with no recollection as to how they got there, or what the heck they were doing in the first place. Their inhibitions flung to the wind, they take up arms and read more
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Skadi
Mar 28, 2009 8:49 PM
Dead Leaves is the kind of show that would probably blow your mind if you watched it stoned or drunk. It is so completely insane that it almost doesn’t make any sense if you’re sober. The first thing I am reminded of while watching this was another wild and crazy series, Furi Kuri. By the end of that show I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not. That’s not the case with Dead Leaves, it was a great ride that I recommend strongly.

The story for Dead Leaves is as nutty as you might expect. A couple find themselves naked read more
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Venneh
Nov 13, 2008 9:31 AM
Title: Dead Leaves

Anime: Dead Leaves is a 55 minute OAV that was created by Imaitoonz (who also did work on the 3D mechanical designs on Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), was produced by Production IG (known for their work on Azumanga Daioh and the Ghost in the Shell series), and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (who also directed Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and FLCL). It was released in Japan on January 17th, 2004, and was licensed Stateside by Manga Entertainment, who released it on September 28th, 2004.

Story: Retro, a guy with a TV screen for a head, and Pandy, a girl with a panda-esque mutation mark read more
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hiruma55
Sep 15, 2009 11:11 AM
No words can begin to describe how ridiculously epic this anime is, this is just a film on another level. The film is just in-your-face action on the top end of the awesome scale. Dead Leaves is an anime that will have you stuck to your seat the entire time, the sheer amount of action in the film is like an adrenaline rush that takes you there so fast it’s like being on a rollercoaster ride. Sure there are moments where the film gives you moments to breathe to explore the story and characters, but once that point is over you are on the move read more
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Anime: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Same feel, both have extreme non-sense action scenes, dirty humor and stylized art. The Protagonist are similar, Retro reminds Panty and Pandy reminds Stocking. 
reportRecommended by mustardBomb001
Anime: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Over-the-top action, mostly unexplainable knowledge of technology when it's really needed, and characters that are instantly lovable (Kamina from TTGL, and Retro from DL). 
reportRecommended by Ravenhood
Anime: Aachi wa Ssipak
Both of these animes just have plain crazy-messed up storylines, but delivered in a nicely comedic package with lots of uncalled for violence. Enjoy! =) 
reportRecommended by June
Anime: Kill la Kill
Same director , similar crazy style, full of dirty jokes and action-packed,
in both main characters are fighting against some kind of opression - in DL it's the prison daily life, in KLK it's totalitarian school 
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Both anime are very fast paced, sci-fi themed and comedic. They resemble in style, too. 
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Ending Theme

"The Moon" by DJ SHINKAWA vs Future Breeze

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Dead Leaves Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
June - Apr 16, 2007
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Jul 24, 6:24 AM
Dead Leaves, subs?
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May 29, 2011 11:20 AM