Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari

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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 1314913,149 users)
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Ranked: #39122
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Popularity: #3805
Members: 34,824
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


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


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Apr 15, 2021
Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari is a movie consisting in three short films. Since these short films are completely unrelated, have different art-styles and are made by different people, I will review them separately.

The first short film, Labyrinth Labyrinthos, is the most experimental of the movie, with an original art-style that doesn’t look like anime at all, and it is hard to tell what’s exactly happening in it, despite the fact that the animation is of very high quality. It involves at little girl and her cat chasing a mime from a circus in a labyrinth. Since it is pretty short (roughly 15 minutes), there is ...
Jul 23, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Anime short films anthology from some of my favorite directors of the medium? I was more than excited. Unfortunately, I ended up being disappointed.

Labyrinth Labyrinthos: Nothing happens in this one. The art style is amazing and the same goes for sound design. I liked the low frame rate animation to really give this a nightmarish feeling. I loved the cat. But yeah, nothing happens. 3/5

Running Man: Things happen but ambiguously. I got some of it when I watched it, but couldn't add 2+2 to make a connection. Nevertheless, it is good. Have great art style and animation. 3//5

Construction Cancellation Order: Things happen but predictably. ...
Feb 9, 2021
Once upon a time three well acclaimed directors came together to make a brainwashing program and u get what we see today as Neo Tokyo. Apparently from what I can see it worked like a charm in brainwashing people.

So lets talk what was so dreadful in it that I would call it a brainwashing program.
It has 3 short where obviously are not related to each other written by different people about different things. (Minor spoilers ahead)

Labyrinth Labyrinthos (1st short)-
It was kind of story which cannot differentiate the line between a masterpiece and nonsense. Yep, can take it either ways because ur brain is not gone ...

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