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Roots Search: Shokushin Buttai X


Alternative Titles

English: Roots Search
Synonyms: Roots Search: Life Devourer X
Japanese: ルーツ・サーチ 食心物体X

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 10, 1986
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-Fi, Horror
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 4.251 (scored by 727 users)
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Ranked: #84732
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Popularity: #6701
Members: 1,457
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
Negishi, Hiroshi
Animation Director
Hirokawa, Yuri
Color Design


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"The Labyrinth of Space" by Kumiko Kaori




More reviewsReviews

Oct 23, 2010
Merridian (All reviews)
There is a reason Roots Search has been forgotten: it’s terrible. It isn’t terrible because the character development is shoddy, inconsistent, and arbitrary. It isn’t terrible because the plot is convoluted to the point of making obtuse art films seem lucid in comparison. It isn’t even terrible because of its low-budget animation quality or awkward pacing. With the right mixture of each of these, one could make a title that is “so bad it’s good”. And yet, somehow, Roots Search manages to just barely miss even this mark. It’s simply a case of being “so bad it’s still terrible”.

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Jun 19, 2017
tomateunmate (All reviews)
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 read more

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