Roots Search: Shokushin Buttai X


Roots Search

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Roots Search: Life Devourer X
Japanese: ルーツ・サーチ 食心物体X
English: Roots Search
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 10, 1986
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 4.141 (scored by 13571,357 users)
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Ranked: #128302
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Popularity: #8908
Members: 3,002
Favorites: 2

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Synopsis

When a research crew in deep space discovers the desolate ship "Green Planet" that warps into their area, they encounter Buzz, the commander and sole surivor of the ship. Being too incapacitated to make them aware of the situation of his ship, the research team will soon discover that they have found something far, far worse...

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Characters & Voice Actors

Buzz

Main
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Japanese

Moira

Main
Han, Keiko
Japanese

Buttai X

Supporting
Yara, Yuusaku
Japanese

Scott

Supporting
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese

Raymond

Supporting
Kobayashi, Michitaka
Japanese

Norman

Supporting
Ginga, Banjou
Japanese

Marcus

Supporting
Kobayashi, Osamu
Japanese

Staff

Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Endou, Katsumi
Storyboard
Koujina, Hiroshi
Key Animation
Shimada, Michiru
Screenplay


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Ending Theme

"The Labyrinth of Space" by Kumiko Kaori



Nov 9, 2018
Straight from the heart of the OVA boom of the mid 1980s comes Roots Search, a weird sci-fi horror with a rushed, bland plot and the finest mediocre animation 1986 had to offer. I couldn't tell you were I found this one as it had been in my collection for quite a while but I could not recall where exactly I'd obtained it. Probably part of a larger batch with some other equally terrible 80s OVAs.

I watched a sub on Laserdisc. The best part was those sweet refraction effects that just don't look the same outside of Laserdisc.

The story was awful. Quite cliche. ...
Jun 19, 2017
Mixed Feelings
For many this just another piece in the long catalogue of AIC properties that were made by nobodies and can be only enjoyed by riffing on them. The two names that stand out in the production are the script writer, which is closer to what the US calls "script doctors" and just tries to make sense of the director's idea; and the mecha designer that you could know from Nadesico or Rayheart S2.

The production costs are divided between the gore scenes (with some decent blood splashes because 90's) and set designs. If there's something to enjoy here is the biologicaly infected spaceships, the later ...

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