Roujin Z

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Old Man Z
Japanese: 老人Z
English: Roujin Z
German: Roujin-Z
Spanish: Roujin-Z
French: Rouzin Z
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 14, 1991
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: APPP
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MechaMecha
Duration: 1 hr. 19 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.051 (scored by 1263112,631 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #39062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3537
Members: 37,448
Favorites: 75


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The Z Project was intended to give the new generation a break from caring for the old. The original intenion was to create a machine to care for them without any intervention. At first glance, it looked like an excellent plan, and many of the younger generation approved of its application. But when old Mr. Takazawa become the test subject for the Z-001 machine, Haruko questioned both the tactics of the hospital and the moral implications of the machine. This is just the beginning, as Haruko has not just the hospital, but the odds against her. But then, she discovers an odd quirk about the machine: it uses a biochip, and it eventually acquires a mind of its own!

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Roujin Z won the Mainichi Film Award for animation in 1991.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kitakubo, Hiroyuki
Director, Storyboard
Otomo, Katsuhiro
Script, Mechanical Design, Original Creator, Key Animation
Tanaka, Tatsuyuki
Storyboard, Layout
Kon, Satoshi
Planning, Layout, Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"Hashire Jitensha (走れ自転車)" by Mishio Ogawa


Nov 21, 2023
An extremely underrated movie by Katsuhiro Otomo (The director and creator of Akira).
I honestly dont know how I stumbled upon this movie but it was actually a really good one.
Story : Its about a society which is trying its best to provide welfare and care for its older residents (This plot alone is very unique). Basically the goverment funds a bed that takes care of the needs of the elderly and then everything goes wrong.

It's a movie that doesnt make sense on paper, but while watching it I definitely learned some important stuff like that we should care for our elderly more and cherish them. ...
Oct 31, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Hey folks, another down to earth review from bullitbaby.

So ya say ya wanna blow off 90 minutes and have littlweto show for it but a silly smile on your face and a giggle in your chest. THEN YOUVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!
This movie comes with tongue in cheek futurism and a surprise ending that i loved. Why? Because its perfectly silly and a GREAT LAUGH.
No spoilers, cmon lets waste 90 minutes.

This is classic early 90s anime designed with a relatively simple plot common in the 90s. What wwas it? Computers will someday do everything for us but it will end ...
Jan 20, 2022
I quite liked the first quarter or third of it. devolved. It seemed to have been written by a horny 14 year old boy which took away from it quite a bit. The sexual jokes became tiresome. I actually liked the main character as she was the only likable one imo. I also liked the animation. It was also pretty funny seeing the old men hack the system. But, it was poor plot development and tiresome humour which killed this movie especially because it was dealing with a very serious topic. I don't know what this film was going for... absurd thriller comedy? It ...

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Poll: Roujin Z Episode 1 Discussion
MaxCrazy7 - Dec 10, 2009
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UK BD and DVD release next week
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Anyone know where the original 4:3 aspect ratio version is?
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