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Anime Tenchou

Alternative Titles

English: Animation Store Manager
Japanese: アニメ店長


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 19, 2002
Producers: Animate Film
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gainax
Source: Other
Genres: Action, Parody
Duration: 2 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.121 (scored by 3,283 users)
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Ranked: #63492
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Popularity: #3652
Members: 5,962
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This is the Animation Store Manager!!

Anime Tenchou is a CM character for Animate, one of Japan's biggest retailer of anime, games, and manga. The character series was created by Shimamoto Kazuhiko for publicity purposes. Later adapted into a manga, a weekly radio drama and this OVA animated by GAINAX and directed by Anno Hideaki.

Anizawa Meito is the blazing store manager. He is a fireball who loves animation merchandise at heart. He takes over the dying wish of the former store manager, though still alive, who was attacked by the rival store and becomes a “store manager” of newly opened animation goods specialty store, Animate. The scarlet, “store manager visor” is his trademark.

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Anizawa, Meito
Anizawa, Meito
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu


Anno, Hideaki
Anno, Hideaki
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
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Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu
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Hoshi, Soichiro
Hoshi, Soichiro
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Dec 2, 2008
Anime Tenchou is undoubtedly one of the shortest OVAs I for one have ever seen. (2 minutes) Its actually pretty cool for its extremely short run.

Story: 6/10
Well basically the main plot involves Anizawa Meito (main) taking over his managers last wish (though actually alive) to take over his Animate store. From here we see him, along with the other workers shouting promotional advertisements for their story, and fighting their rival company by way of hand to hand combat. Their antics were quite action packed and entertaining, there definitely is a lot going on during it. (which might give some a headache) You might start to read more
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Nov 28, 2012
What do all good advertisements need?

Do they need to be informative and relevant facts clearly and concisely? Do they need to be original and distinguish themselves from their competitors? Do they need to be attractive and capture the audience’s attention?

No, No and No!

All a good advertisement needs is spirit!

How do you expect a man to sign up for a two year after sales warranty on his new dish washer if you can’t even ignite a fire in their belly with a sales pitch that even a Godfather wouldn’t be able to refuse? You can’t. You can’t even get him in read more
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Mar 31, 2015
This is a quirky little advertisement for the store called Animate in Japan. Anime Tenchou is their mascot, and this short features Anime Tenchou running an anime store with a cast of co workers.

The animation wasn't terrible, but the transitions from scene to scene were a little abrupt, even for a short. The sound quality wasn't great (at least where I saw it.)

This isn't the worst advertisement around, but I can't really recommend it since it doesn't do much except tell you that the store Animate exists. Since I've already done that in this review, the advertisement has even less to offer. Oops.

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Sep 8, 2015
Anime Tenchou, or Two Minutes of Mirth

There's not a whole lot to say about a two minute commercial for a real life anime and manga store... except when it's animated by Gainax and Hiroyuki Imaishi.

When you combine the future craziness that would be Dead Leaves with Imaishi's immediately recognizable character designs and super wild and hyperactive characters, add in his penchant for flamboyant, hyper exaggerated story work (of which there's a lot packed into a tiny two minute commercial!)

For a bit of background, Anime Tenchou is the mascot for the "Animate" store. This commercial was originally designed to be just read more
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