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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 901 users)
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Ranked: #64632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5173
Members: 2,518
Favorites: 2
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Episodes: /4

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Leiger, Alex
Leiger, Alex
Main
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Japanese
Ikeda, Shuuichi
McCoy, Doc
McCoy, Doc
Supporting
Genda, Tessyo
Japanese
Genda, Tessyo

Staff

Oshii, Mamoru
Oshii, Mamoru
Director
Toriumi, Hisayuki
Toriumi, Hisayuki
Director, Original Creator, Screenplay
Shiba, Shigeharu
Shiba, Shigeharu
Sound Director
Nunokawa, Yuuji
Nunokawa, Yuuji
Production Manager


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LIQfilms2
Oct 1, 2016
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
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Spookt
Dec 31, 2009
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
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sorcery
Jun 30, 2011
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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zeo1fan
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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