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Sensou no Tsukurikata

Alternative Titles

English: What Happens Before War?
Japanese: 戦争のつくりかた


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2015
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Source: Picture book
Genres: Drama
Duration: 7 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.521 (scored by 176 users)
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Ranked: #58892
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Popularity: #11287
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Short anti-war animation adapting the picture book Sensou no Tsukurikata. It was created by the group NOddIN.


Sensou no Tsukurikata was first screened for the public at the CLASKA event hall in Tokyo between October 2 and 4, 2015. It was also released on DVD on the same date with English subtitles, and the home video package also contains 15 minutes of production footage.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kabuki, Sawako
Animation Director
Sato, Miyo
Animation Director
Animation Director
Sebu, Hiroko

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More reviewsReviews

Jun 8, 2016
jethrix (All reviews)
first of all, i can't believe this short has only been watched by a few despite being really artistic yet give meaning, and underrated
Story- 6
the story is like a possibility or like an alternate universe that tells how war starts it doesn't have any characters but instead narrate details of possibly how every war starts it's main message which is like an anti-war campaign is relayed properly
Art- 10
it's animation is it's main charm it doesn't use normal anime art even once, it's all abstract representation of the government and economy it is like every 10 seconds the art changes as if it has multiple animators, read more
Apr 25, 2018
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 5
English Dubbed

A fascinating viewpoint structure of not only japan's past but possible future. With many people growing to believe in psychics given 2012 and other predictions made in past coming somewhat true. It is only a matter of time before this work as well is praised for its finding. My main concern with this was its structure.

No, not by presentation. As for presentation it did its job. It depicted images kids could see/relate to. But more of how information was portrayed that was my concern. Before i go into detail understand i am an adult and i found the script to be read more


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