Awake

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: AWAKE


Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 16, 1984 to 1987
Producers: Studio AWAKE
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, ParodyParody
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 5.101 (scored by 368368 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #120882
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #12086
Members: 916
Favorites: 1

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Synopsis

The first episode served as the opening animation for 1984's SciFi convention named Uru Matsuri III (ウル祭Ⅲ) and it follows the style of the Daicon openings. The video consists of two primary fixations of the Japanese otaku culture in the 80s - scifi and lolis. The 2nd episode is only known to have been released in 1987.

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Asari, Yoshitoo
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“Battle In Outer Space” by Akira Ifukube
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Ending Theme

1: “Overture” by Trevor Jones
2: “Final Countdown Main Titles” by John Scott



May 7, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I'm not really sure what to say about this. But here goes...

Like other opening animations to cons in the '80s, the AWAKE videos definitely contain a level of exuberance and fondness for the geek culture of the time that's very apparent while watching. These were fanmade shorts after all, so one gets the sense these people truly dig all the things they're throwing at you. Sure the result is an incomprehensible mess of ideas, but it's kind of what you should probably expect from these things. It's no surprise that it's loaded with general sci-fi themes (predominantly mecha), and maybe even the parade of little ...

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