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Dallos


Alternative Titles

English: Dallos
Synonyms: Darosu, Battle for Moon Station Dallos
Japanese: ダロス

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 12, 1983 to Jul 21, 1984
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.101 (scored by 1,073 users)
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Ranked: #67332
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Popularity: #5372
Members: 3,080
Favorites: 3
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Synopsis

At the end of the 21st century, Earth had to confront the problem of population increases combined with shortages in resources. Development of the Moon was seen as the way to solve the situation. The Moon's mineral resources reinvigorated the Earth and brought prosperity. However, the achievement of that vision proved painful for those who'd left their home world to settle on the Moon.

One of Man's greatest dreams has become a nightmare for those who have been forced to live it out. Shun Nonomura doesn't realize it, but he's about to discover a weapon - one that can overthrow the oppressive Monopolice and bring freedom to the lunar colonists. The growing resistance movemnt is quick to adopt it, along with its creator, into their ranks as they rally around the mysterious alien monument known as Dallos...

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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Staff

Oshii, Mamoru
Director
Toriumi, Hisayuki
Director, Screenplay, Original Creator
Shiba, Shigeharu
Sound Director
Yamashita, Masahito
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More reviewsReviews

Oct 1, 2016
LIQfilms (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 31, 2009
Spookt (All reviews)
How could a show with ravenous cyberdogs and rocket-propelled moon-skiing be anything other than great? I guess when the story is less about those novel ideas and more an epic tale of Proletariat v. Bourgeoisie in Space.

Earth hasn’t been the happiest of planets these days. Lacking sufficient energy and dealing with increased pollution meant we had to look outside our pale blue dot to survive. Fortunately (or unfortunately as Dallos shows) that last hope happened to be a little dusty ball orbiting roughly a quarter-million miles away.

Sometime in the 21st century, the Moon was heavily colonized and turned into the biggest mining operation this side read more
Feb 5, 2017
Voivodian (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 30, 2011
sorcery (All reviews)
After watching Dallos, I was a tad disappointed.
I put too much hope in it, I suppose...
Think about it: the first ever OAVs, an ambitious director - Mamoru Oshii - who successfully directed at first Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, a newborn studio, some noteworthy collaborators like Hiroyuki Namba...

So why did it bomb ? In my opinion, this title was full of potential, but clearly misguided. Studio Pierrot is not Madhouse, if you catch my drift. While SP's staff isn't incompetent nor inexperienced, they're not flawless. Look at animation: it is painfully ropey, specially during action scenes. I'm not exacting about it, but it frankly remains read more

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