Last Orders

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Synonyms: Murphy's Irish Stout: Last Orders
Japanese: Last Orders


Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1997
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 1 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 5.941 (scored by 945945 users)
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Ranked: #95682
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Popularity: #10589
Members: 1,791
Favorites: 0

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Synopsis

The 60-second film features six fierce samurai who rush through a post-futuristic megalopolis using the most unpredictable means of transport (including a kite!) as to make it on time for the last order at their favorite pub.

(Source: Production I.G)

Background

This commercial film was commissioned by the famous Ireland-based Murphy's Brewery to promote their Irish Stout. Founded in 1865 in the city of Cork, Murphy's Brewery is said to be the greatest competitor of Guinnes.

The British AD agency Nexus Productions expressly asked I.G for a Ghost in the Shell flavour, as Oshii's groundbreaking movie had just been released in the UK creating great sensation around Japanese animation. I.G mustered a dream team that would be unthinkable (and unfeasible) today: Hiroyuki Kitakubo (Blood: The Last Vampire) as helmer, Kazuchika Kise (Ghost in the Shell, Innocence) as character designer and animation supervisor, and Hiromasa Ogura (Jin-Roh) in charge of the background art.

As the first anime style commercial film ever aired in the UK, Last Orders attracted much attention, and was presented by the local press as "the new Murphy's commercial made by the creators of Ghost in the Shell."

(Source: Production I.G)

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Staff

Kitakubo, Hiroyuki
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ogura, Hiromasa
Art Director
Kise, Kazuchika
Key Animation, Animation Director, Character Design
Takeuchi, Atsushi
Layout


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Feb 27, 2016
I'm surprised that nobody bothered to review this 60 second anime. I get that it is essentially an add for Murphy's Stout (which essentially explains the absolute lack of story and character), but I do believe that something should be emphasized on why this anime has a certain appeal to it.

For a start, I actually liked the art style - for a 60 second anime made in 1997, it actually is really well thought out and certainly stands strong even after the 19 years since its first release. The same goes for sound - the way each samurai enters the bar and the overall ambience ...
Feb 28, 2016
This is basically an advertisement for Murphy's Irish Stout, and its incidents are just as the synopsis says.
However, it is an excellent ad which relays a strong atmosphere of a post futuristic megalopolis setting. The cyberpunk apocalyptic scenario along with its excellent design, superb choreography and smooth animation makes a very enticing experience for the eyes while an exciting music playing in the background. Production I.G. nailed it. And it ends it with an interesting unpredictable ending that serves like a cherry over a tasty cupcake.
It delivers an interesting view of a futuristic world. There's not much to say about this 19 years old ad ...
Nov 15, 2021
It has beer, samurais, and a dystopic future, the only reason it's not a 10 it's due to the lack of boing boing.

Ghost in the shell better watch out.

(Also, MAL is angry at me because my review is too short, so here are a few more words so that I can publish this: dog, fish, hot dog, fishnets, fishing, cod, call of duty, guns, the duel, machine guns, machina, final fantasy 10, dog again, cat, catdog, nick, nickelback, photograph, graph, histogram, math, meth, breaking bad, walter white, snow white, disney, corey in the house, god dammit how many words do i need to type in ...

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