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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
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 19 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.021 (scored by 872 users)
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Ranked: #67132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5595
Members: 2,224
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Oct 4, 2010
Some two decades before Hiroyuki Imaishi made his directorial debut with the hyper-sexualized, over-stylized, action-packed short film OVA Dead Leaves—a defining work that collected nearly all of the stylistic signatures that would eventually establish him as one of the industry’s foremost young directors—was Birth (released overseas with the subtitle A Legend of Two Worlds). Years ahead of its time and ridiculously well-animated for its age, Birth stands as testament to the post-Macross era of the anime industry; only in that golden age of abundance could so much effort and money be poured into such a ludicrous title. And I mean this with read more
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Jan 1, 2011
Referenced and revered by such modern animators as Seiya Numata (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roNIB248mco) 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
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Feb 16, 2017
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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Jan 21, 2013
Art: Terrible. Everything is crudely drawn as if by a 5 year old, character designs are simple and ugly. Whole thing just screams ugly.

Animation: Lots of stuff hovering over the ground, movements look choppy, frames are inconsistent.

Choreography: Movements look completely weird and trippy. Example: motorcycle driving up the stairs nearly 1 hour into the movie. Just watch it. Doesn't look realistic at all, as in consecutive frames don't even match each other. Totally off.

Conclusion: This was a waste of time. I don't recommend this movie to anyone.
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