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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


Score: 5.981 (scored by 29452,945 users)
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Ranked: #93732
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Popularity: #6477
Members: 8,810
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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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Jul 29, 2017
This review originally appeared on my blog.

Dallos is an anime that reminds me a lot of what got me into anime in the first place. I came into anime as a fan of science fiction and fantasy, and I came in through OVAs and films like Akira, Demon City Shinjuku, Ghost in the Shell, and Record of Lodoss War. So, when I found out that Dallos, an anime considered to be the first OVA (or one of the first alongside the Cream Lemon series), and which was directed by Mamoru Oshii (who also directed Ghost in the Shell and Angel’s Egg – which I’ve previously ...
Sep 1, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Dallos as we know it would serve better as an intro to a full fledged series. Unfortunately, it's short run leaves it feeling short of fully developed and short of fantastic.

The story line to Dallos is well rounded. You have a love story, a story of jealousy, a story of neglect and a story of revolution. With all these avenues working in harmony, which I commend as well done, I felt that by the time we reach the end, I'm left wanting more. While I understand that this OVA was really the emotional journey of one man, it builds a world with rich depth that ...
Apr 11, 2019
The worst thing Oshii has ever laid hands upon. Rebels fighting the government for four episodes. Both sides feel generic and unconvincingly brought about, probably due to the staff forcing their conflict into the narrative without fleshing things out enough so the audience could actually give a shit. Self-serious exploration of a theme that goes nowhere thematically, and the drama is cringeworthy with eye-rolling interactions, contrived chemistry and a final sequence that pretends to be epic while being just hard to sit through. Basically, 80s cheese trying to be more than what it is and whose only redeemable aspect would be Oshii's directing, which to ...

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Jun 6, 4:15 AM
"Worlds first OVA"
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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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