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Alternative Titles

English: Birth
Synonyms: Planet Busters, World of the Talisman
Japanese: バース


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 1984
Licensors: ADV Films
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 19 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 5.991 (scored by 18371,837 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #86292
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Popularity: #6756
Members: 5,365
Favorites: 14

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Aqualoid was a prosperous planet, but an attack from a mysterious life force, the Inorganics, transforms it into a post-apocalyptic shell of its former self. When Nam finds a mysterious sword, he is suddenly the object of a planet-wide chase. With the Inorganics closing in, will Nam and his friends discover the secret of the sword and save their world? Or will they destroy Aqualoid in favor of a new Birth?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tominaga, Miina


Shiraishi, Fuyumi


Yao, Kazuki


Shiozawa, Kaneto

Luzen, Bao

Nagai, Ichiro


Toda, Keiko


Takegami, Junki
Anno, Hideaki
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Jan 1, 2011
busterbeam (All reviews)
Referenced and revered by such modern animators as Seiya Numata ( and Hiroyuki Imaishi (Dead Leaves, Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt), Birth is considered by some to be master animator Yoshinori Kanada's magnum opus. This might initially come off as a little weird... considering it was directed by the relatively unknown Shinya Sadamitsu. Mere minutes in, however, the reason for this becomes apparent: Birth is, quite unashamedly, a total animators' OVA. With Kanada (creator of his very own unique, frantic and cartoony animation style back in the 70s that still influences many young animators to this day) at the helm, the animators are read more
May 17, 2018
Tyumace (All reviews)
In the late 80’s, at the peak of the Japanese bubble economy, money was being thrown around almost arbitrarily, and as a result a large amount of incredible looking OVA’s were being funded, regardless of whether they were any good or had the potential to sell. This, besides cementing the time period as the most visually interesting time period in anime history, would be the downfall of the anime industry and directly lead into the sluggish(though certainly not irredeemable) early 90’s. The mid 80’s however were slightly different. Yes, a large amount of OVA’s were flooding the market, but most of them were porn. And read more
Feb 16, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate:5 (average)

Plot:needs some work. There were issues from start to finish. For example moon walking information is not used, some characters seem to commit suicide rather than supposed to die from enemies. A lot of blanks that need filling in.

character:development wise i feel Indifference on. Yes, characters did have a backstory but i felt something could have been added to make the connection between character to character stronger. For example, in the intro there was a small creature. That creature and the female character got off as buddies not strangers. However, there are more of that same yellow creature present on the planet. Does read more

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