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Daicon Opening Animations


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Daicon, Daikon, Daicon films, Daicon III, Daicon IV
Japanese: DAICONオープニングアニメ

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 22, 1981 to Aug 20, 1983
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gainax
Source: Other
Duration: 5 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.721 (scored by 4,212 users)
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Ranked: #10092
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Popularity: #3437
Members: 7,150
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Episodes: /2

Synopsis

A girl is visited by two men from a space ship. They give her water she needs to water her daicon (radish). On her journey to deliver the water, this girl has to fight demons and giant robots.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

DAICON Girl
DAICON Girl
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Staff

Yamaga, Hiroyuki
Yamaga, Hiroyuki
Director, Episode Director
Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Light Orchestra
Theme Song Performance
Anno, Hideaki
Anno, Hideaki
Key Animation, Animation Director
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Key Animation


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"Twilight" by Electric Light Orchestra

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More reviewsReviews

AnnoKano
Nov 27, 2012
The Daicon Opening Animations are two short films that were created for two Sci-fi conventions. They have gone down in history as the first and second titles produced by the infamous Studio Gainax, which at the time was little more than a group of students from the Osaka University of Arts.

Though they may be fairly humble origins for one of the most influential animation studios of the past 30 years, the Daicon films still demonstrate the tremendous potential of the Gainax staff. Both Daicon III and Daicon IV have essentially the same premise; a single girl fighting a battle royal against the Sci-Fi read more
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zpenrith
Apr 22, 2016
A true classic
If you're studying animation or just looking through the history of animation these two shorts are a must watch!
The only thing that is bad about them is due to the copyrighted music used in them and the characters who they didn't have right's for, there can not be any type of remaster but there seems to be a decent quality version of both 3&4 hovering around on YouTube if you want to check them out!

The story of IV being with a retelling of III and then it jumps to the same girl from IV but older and in a bunny costume (as read more
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YoungVagabond
Aug 30, 2015
I came across this anime in an unusual manner. Recently, I lost some files on my computer, including a number of music albums.

That included ELO's (Electric Light Orchestra) phenomenal 1981 concept album "Time", which I consider one of the finest of the decade. Luckily, there was a complete playlist on Youtube. Out of curiosity, I decided to check out the comments and noticed a number mentioning "Daicon IV". "The fuck is that?", I wondered.

Turns out that it was a series of specially made intro videos to several anime conventions during the 1980s (who knew they even existed read more
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FAKEANIMEGIRL
Aug 12, 2016
Gainax's two short films made for the science-fiction conventions Daicon III and Daicon IV. But that's not exactly true. The truth is is that this wasn't made by Gainax in name, but rather a group of young animators that would go on to form that of one of anime's most prolific and influential studios of all time. These seemingly little things birthing such a giant of Japanese animation would come as no surprise to anyone who'd watch them. These music videos are full of fluent, active animation as mascot girls jump between absurd scenes and battles featuring science-fiction icons such as Darth Vader, Gundam, and read more
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