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Robot Carnival


Alternative Titles

English: Robot Carnival
Japanese: ロボット・カーニバル

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 1987
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: APPP
Source: Original
Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.431 (scored by 3,122 users)
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Ranked: #18352
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Popularity: #3425
Members: 7,205
Favorites: 49
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Synopsis

9 of Japan's leading animators were asked to create a short segment that followed the theme of "Robots," for their inclusion in this film. Essentially, this "movie" is 9 short films, all independant of one another. The common element is human interaction with robots, namely the consequences of creating life with one's own hands, played in nine very different ways.

(Source: ANN)

1: Opening (Atsuko Fukushima and Katsuhiro Otomo)
2: Franken's Gears (Koji Morimoto)
3: Deprive (Hidetoshi Omori)
4: Presence (Yasuomi Umetsu)
5: Star Light Angel (Hiroyuki Kitazume)
6: Cloud (Mao Lamdo)
7: A Tale of Two Robots (Hiroyuki Kitakubo)
8: Nightmare (Takashi Nakamura)
9: Ending (Atsuko Fukushima and Katsuhiro Otomo)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shujinkou
Shujinkou
Main
Moritsugu, Kouji
Japanese
Moritsugu, Kouji
Shoujo
Shoujo
Main
 
Sankichi
Sankichi
Main
Tomiyama, Kei
Japanese
Tomiyama, Kei
Denjirou
Denjirou
Supporting
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese
Shiozawa, Kaneto

Staff

Morimoto, Kouji
Morimoto, Kouji
Co-Director
Otomo, Katsuhiro
Otomo, Katsuhiro
Director
Umetsu, Yasuomi
Umetsu, Yasuomi
Director
Nakamura, Takashi
Nakamura, Takashi
Director


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More reviewsReviews

psypher
Jul 6, 2008
While simply a series of short films, Robot Carnival really is artisic creativity unbound. Each story in and of itself is an exploration into the various aspects of artifical life forms and various implications thereof. As written by Justin Sevrakis on ANN "The show's credits reads like a whose-who of anime"- and it truly does. I cannot recommend this enough for mecha fans and really anyone who enjoys seeing artists doing what they do best.
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NotenSMSK
Oct 11, 2015
Robot Carnival an anime that before starting I was a little hesitant about. It wasn't the art work or age that worried me (I saw it a year back or so) but the fact that each episode was completely independent and that meant that while some episodes will be mediocre, some will be amazing however regardless, there is no story to look forward to. But then again each episode has a fresh feel to it, and since their length varies from 4 mins to approx 20 mins, we are not wasting too much time experimenting. However these conflicted views were before watching the anime. For read more
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Lanternof2814
Nov 11, 2012
I've spent over 30 years watching Anime...I started with Transformers and Robotech in the US. No matter what series I watch, no matter what movie I watch...Robot Carnival is the one that I will always compare them to. When I tell people, particularly those of the "newer" generation of anime fans, what Robot Carnival is about, I simply state, "This is, to me, the anime version of Walt Disney's Fantasia." I have loved this "movie" since the Sci-Fi channel first started in 2001. I wish that whoever holds the Copyright to this gets the stick out of their rear and allows read more
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