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Synonyms: Darosu, Battle for Moon Station Dallos
Japanese: ダロス
English: Dallos
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 1983 to Jul 5, 1984
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #93442
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Popularity: #6477
Members: 8,813
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There was a time when life on Earth ran out of resources due to overpopulation. As a result, colonists were sent to the Moon, where they had to do dangerous and challenging mining jobs. Their efforts paid well, as the people of Earth now prosper from the Moon's bounty—but the colonists' lives are still riddled with terror.

When an extremist group kidnaps Melinda Hearst, the girlfriend of a government official, tensions on the Moon reach a critical point. Third-generation colonist Shun Nonomura struggles to decide whether to lay low or join the rebellion. However, in the distance looms Dallos, a mysterious structure that could change the course of Lunar history.

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Dallos was made in 1983 by Studio Pierrot, becoming world's first OVA series. It was also the directorial debut of Mamoru Oshii, who would later go on to direct such films as Angel's Egg, the first two Urusei Yatsura movies, and Ghost in the Shell.

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Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Script, Screenplay
Toriumi, Hisayuki
Director, Original Creator, Screenplay
Shiba, Shigeharu
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Yamashita, Masahito
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"Dallos no Theme" by Hiroyuki Nanba & Ichirou Nitta

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Feb 5, 2017
Despite being one of his first works, it is clear that Mamoru Oshii already had a flair for directing an anime with intricate political subplots, heavy themes of existentialism and intense combat.

However, it becomes clear; even from the first episode that all the ideas and concepts Mamoru Oshii had for Dallos was more fit for a 25 episode Tv series rather than a 4 episode ova. While the story is nicely interwoven with several subplots, half of them, including the many too-spontaneous acts of rebellion the the failure to explain the titular Dallo's true purpose are awkwardly explored and then disposed of altogether.
The ...
Oct 1, 2016
Mixed Feelings
The OVA. A very important part of anime history. With the advent and rising popularity of VHS tapes in the early 1980s of Japan, OVAs were straight to video anime which grew widely popular amongst anime fans and helped to become the backbone of the industry for quite a while. While the lack of censorship also meant a lack of quality control leading to an influx of terrible animation it was also an opportunity for new talent to emerge and be celebrated such as was the case with the earlier Gainax shows like Otaku no Video and Gunbuster. But the OVA that started it all ...
Jun 20, 2015
Dropped after one episode. This OVA basically seems like an exercise in Mamoru Oshii atonally spitting Existentialist ideas at you. And because existentialism tends to be about chance and external meaninglessness, this show structurally holds together like plumbing held together with gum and tape. Why bring the protagonist home when that's the first place the police will look? Why break him out if it's only going to make more trouble for him later on? Don't ask me.

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Poll: Dallos Episode 4 Discussion
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Poll: Dallos Episode 1 Discussion
Jacut - Jan 19, 2009
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Jun 6, 4:15 AM
"Worlds first OVA"
Kristiwazhere - Jul 20, 2019
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Aug 1, 2020 3:27 PM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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