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Space Fantasia 2001 Nights

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Synonyms: Space Fantasia 2001 Yoru Monogatari, Space Fantasia Nisenichi Ya Monogatari, 2001 Ya Monogatari, Nisenichi Ya Monogatari, 2001 Nights
Japanese: スペース ファンタジア 2001夜物語


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 21, 1987
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Space
Duration: 57 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.401 (scored by 757 users)
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Ranked: #64442
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Popularity: #7604
Members: 1,977
Favorites: 1
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Based on Yukinobu Hoshino's 1984 manga in "Action Comics; shot in "Super Perspective Technique".
It is the 21st century, and two young people were chosen. Adam was sent off into a space ship and was sent off into outer space...

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Takeuchi, Yoshio
Director, Storyboard
Nabeshima, Osamu
Storyboard, Key Animation
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Supervisor
Sugino, Akio
Animation Director, Character Design

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Jun 29, 2013
AnchientProphet2 (All reviews)
I encourage more people to find this as it is a part of anime history. Truly a monumental achievement back in the eighties, to put the ideas of Clarke and Asimov to paper and shoot cell after cell was pretty kool! lol

We have the basis for most high tech, futuristic genres in this anime. Space exploration for the purpose of repopulating in a cleaner, longer lasting sense via terraforming other worlds. Sound familiar? You bet your cheeks tis'! With this movie you have the idea and what it might seem like to pitch long term space sleep and travel to prospective colonizers read more
Jan 14, 2016
fgfdfh (All reviews)
I have to make one thing clear: Space Fantasia 2001 Nights is NOT an anime for everyone. If you want to know if you will enjoy this, just answer these question: Do you like Golden Age Sci Fi, like the novels and short stories of Arthur C. Clarke or Asimov? Do you think that Star Trek TOS is the best Trek? Can you tolerate 80s anime art and animation? If you, just like me, say yes to all of those question above, you will definitely enjoy this hidden gem. This short OVA is a great homage to the now extinct species of old hard sci read more
Oct 3, 2008
Egeria (All reviews)
It's a simple enough plot. Space exploration and attempting to begin life anew elsewhere. The story is told in a detached historical way that I have not seen anywhere else. It just plows on through making brief mention of how the characters are linked. There was also an unhappy mood hanging over the whole story.

The animation was very poor by today's standards. Considering when it was made though, this is to be expected.

Nothing really stood out. There was happy and sad music in all the appropriate places though so I guess that counts as a plus....

There wasn't a whole read more
Mar 16, 2019
matthigh (All reviews)
Partially based on the classic 2001 Nights manga series, it's hard not to compare this anime with the manga. And for those who have read the manga, it does come up a bit lacking.

It's pretty much a straight-up hard sci-fi tale that falls in line with what you might expect from, say, Niven or Heinlein or Brin. Also the story is emblematic of the type of themes that were being explored at the time, as the grand hope of space comes crashing against the hard realities of humanity's foibles. And it's really three parts of a read more


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