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Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari

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English: Neo Tokyo
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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 1989
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Duration: 16 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.051 (scored by 5,404 users)
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Ranked: #33482
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1. Labyrinth Labyrinthos
A girl and her cat fall through a looking-glass into a dark labyrinth full of strange people.

2. Running Man
In the distant future, a tough racer uses his psychokinetic powers against his opponents during his final race.

3. The Order to Stop Construction
A snooty salaryman is sent by his bosses to the jungle to stop a completely automated construction job, and spends several days there arguing with the robots.

(Source: ANN)


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Otomo, Katsuhiro
Director, Character Design
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Director, Script, Screenplay
Morimoto, Kouji
Key Animation

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Nov 29, 2011
Alpharon (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 18, 2012
HybridMedia (All reviews)
This particular anime is divided into three separate segments, each under a different screenwriter and film director. The following of those screenwriters/directors being Rintarō, who worked on anime films like Metropolis, X & Captain Harlock; Yoshiaki Kawajiri, known for creating titles such as Wicked City, Ninja Scroll (the movie, not the f***ing TV series) & Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust; and last but not least, Katsuhiro Ōtomo, who we all know for Akira, which is not only one of my favorite anime, but one of my favorite movies.

The first segment is “Labyrinth labyrinthos” by Rintarō about a young girl named Sachi trapped in a game read more
Dec 8, 2014
Piegoose (All reviews)
Having watched the triple-feature "Memories" a while back, I decided to move onto another, titled "Short Peace". "Memories" featured some great content, but it was mainly held up by a single part of it. "Short Peace" went for completely different genres and styles and threw them all together, bringing a more inconsistent feel that made the whole idea of packaging of them together a bit meaningless. Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari or "Neo Tokyo", on the other hand, is more of a package deal in that each part aids in the enjoyment of the entire threesome. All of these parts are memorable and all are engaging. From read more
Oct 19, 2015
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 read more


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