Aru Tabibito no Nikki

A Traveller's Diary

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Synonyms: The Diary of Tortov Roddle
Japanese: 或る旅人の日記
English: A Traveller's Diary
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 19, 2003 to Jun 4, 2003
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.051 (scored by 1157711,577 users)
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Ranked: #38832
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Popularity: #4169
Members: 25,938
Favorites: 114


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Tortov Roddle is a man of few words on a journey through a calm and obscure new land, interacting with its inhabitants along the way. As he rides on his long-legged pig through the desert from town to town, he observes the interesting and quirky customs of the locals and reminisces about his past.

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Jan 16, 2008
Oh my, what and incredible work of art we have here.

Diary of Tortov Roddle is really something unique, I enjoyed it very much.
It's like watching a moving panting, like running through a museum while beautiful music is being played all over the place.

It really doesn't has a plot, It's just Tortov Roddle traveling and showing us places. But oh, what kind of places.
They are so magical, with a great amount of surrealism, artistic, unique.
It leaves you wanting more. Always wanting to know what other kind of places he will visit. Places just beyond our imagination.

The art is really simple, original,different. That's what makes it ...
Sep 6, 2013
Legitimately one of my favorite anime, although really not for everyone.

The Diary of Tortov Roddle is a series of wonderful, beautiful, surreal, wordless (aside from text from Tortov's diary) shorts, starring the traveler Tortov Roddle and his strange long-legged pig mount and companion. There's not really a story to speak of; the series is essentially a series of short vignettes. Tortov goes somewhere, experiences something odd, and then moves on.

What somethings they are, though. The series is surreal, but unlike most uses of surrealism, it's not really symbolic. The surrealism doesn't represent the mind of a character, or the author's opinion ...
Feb 20, 2014
Aru Tabibito no Nikki translates into "A Traveler's Diary." That is exactly what it is, and that is exactly what you should expect. Aru Tabibito no Nikki is the diary of a man named Tortov Roddle. His diary is beautifully simplistic; he writes about what he sees and what he's doing. He writes about what is on his mind.

There is no exaggeration. There are no women with massive breasts, there are no chibi scenes or outrageous expressions. This sentence explains exactly what this short is: "Accompanied by his long-legged pig friend, Tortov takes us on an on-going adventure of peaceful contemplation."

And what a beautiful ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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