Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari

Neo Tokyo

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Synonyms: Manie Manie The Labyrinth Tales, Labyrinth Labyrinthos, Hashiru Otoko, The Order to Stop Construction, Construction Cancellation Order, Running Man, Meikyu Monogatari
Japanese: Manie-Manie 迷宮物語
English: Neo Tokyo
German: Manie-Manie
French: Manie-Manie: Le Film
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 25, 1987
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 16 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.061 (scored by 1237812,378 users)
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Ranked: #38742
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Popularity: #3735
Members: 33,161
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Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari is an anthology film composed of three short films by acclaimed directors Rintaro, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Katsuhiro Otomo.

Labyrinth Labyrinthos
While Sachi is searching for her cat, Cicerone, they both fall through a mirror and become trapped in a mysterious, mind-bending labyrinth. They follow a clown's shadow into the distance, not knowing where it will lead them.

Running Man
Bob Stone is a reporter working on an article about racer Zack Hugh, the ten-year reigning champion of an extremely popular and deadly automobile race. By the time the two meet, Zack's body and mind are shells of what they used to be. When the next race starts, Bob observes what happens when both man and machine are pushed to their breaking point, and what it takes to be an enduring champion.

The Order to Stop Construction
Salaryman Tsutomo Sugioka is dispatched into the heart of a dangerous jungle in order to halt a construction project after the foreman's mysterious disappearance. There, he discovers the deadly and uncontrollable world created by the automated construction robots. When the chief robot is resistant to his orders, Tsutomo must figure out another way to stop the project before his company's financial losses become too great.

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Maruyama, Masao
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Producer, Director, Script, Screenplay, Series Composition
Otomo, Katsuhiro
Director, Script, Character Design, Key Animation
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Director, Screenplay, Character Design, Animation Director


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Nov 29, 2011
Esta review también está en español.

Well, well... what do we have here...
Neo Tokyo is composed of three short films, each one directed by a giant of the anime industry. Since the works are so different from each other, I will comment them separately n_n.

Labyrinth labyrinthos (also known as Manie-Manie), by Rintaro (he participated in such things like Jungle Taitei, Astro Boy, Petshop of Horrors, X/1999 and many other renowned works).
This is the first short, and the most surreal of the three. LL introduces us to Sachi, a girl that, along her cat Cicerone, is sent to a giant maze, after crossing a clock/mirror/portal/whatever. Once in ...
Oct 19, 2015
Mixed Feelings
After greatly enjoying the movie Memories I thought it a good idea to check out Neo Tokyo, a similar compilation movie that adapts three of Taku Mayumura's manga short stories. Though the author and directors are different I thought with three attempts I would at least have a chance of finding one of them particularly memorable, while admiring the variety of the movie as a whole. Sad to say, it wasn't that simple and Neo Tokyo paled in comparison to its spiritual successor.

Neo Tokyo opens with Rintaro's (Shigeyuki Hayashi) Labyrinth Labyrinthos. As of writing, I haven't seen anything else he's directed so I don't know ...
Oct 16, 2019
Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari is a Madhouse production from the tail end of the 80s. It features three different segments, each from a different director. It's no secret that my history with Madhouse is heavily mixed. On one hand, they're the studio behind rubbish like Bio Hunter and the X-men anime. So nice of them to royally mistreat one of my favourite super hero teams. But they've also been behind such excellent anime as Monster & Petshop of Horrors. So, any time I see the studio attached to something, I don't know whether to expect garbage, mediocrity or something amazing. 


The segments aren't really connected. So, I'll ...

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