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Synonyms: Cencoroll
Japanese: センコロール
German: Cencoroll: Der Film
Spanish: Cencoroll: La Película
French: Cencoroll: Le Film
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 28, 2009
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 26 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.141 (scored by 4447444,474 users)
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Ranked: #35182
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Popularity: #2053
Members: 102,702
Favorites: 283

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When a gigantic, unearthly monster suddenly looms on the skyline of a Japanese city, the expected occurs—the Japan Self-Defense Forces roll out the tanks while the public panics. Nobody knows what it is or where it came from, but Yuki, a bold and inquisitive teenage girl, has a secret but might be a useful clue. Her friend Tetsu has been clandestinely caring for a bizarre creature called Cenco, which will soon prove itself to have some remarkable, even impossible characteristics. Another teenage boy, a stranger with some mysterious link to the monstrosity attacking the city, shows up, and his unwelcome interest in Tetsu's pet snuffs out any doubt of a connection—and lights the fuse for the coming battle.

(Source: Rupert Bottenberg, Fantasia Genre Film Festival)

Characters & Voice Actors


Kimura, Ryouhei


Moriya, Satomi


Uki, Atsuya
Director, Script, Key Animation, Creator
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance


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Ending Theme

"LOVE & ROLL" by supercell


Oct 30, 2009
Every so often anime throws up something completely out of the ordinary, not simply in terms of content, but also in terms of production. There's many a title that can boast an extremely original plot, or cutting edge animation, or some other aspect of it's production that has the potential to shake the foundations of the entire medium. A case in point is Shinkai Makoto's much acclaimed Hoshi no Koe, which proved once and for all that a quality anime could be produced by one person (with some time and effort of course). It's a sad fact that the current trends within anime have precluded ...
Dec 18, 2009
Yuki finds herself wondering why a bike parked outside the school starts moving when it suddenly transforms into a ... panda?! Suddenly she's in the middle of a battle between the owners of these ugly yet irresistibly adorable monsters.

For fans of Furi Kuri, Atsuya Uki has created the whimsical, slightly insane yet delicate short film Cencoroll. Uki certainly did an impressive job adapting his manga background for the big screen. While the 30 minute length leaves little time to fully develop a complex plot, Uki rose to the challenge with remarkable grace. Cencoroll never felt rushed and while none of my initial questions were answered, ...
Aug 21, 2015
Mixed Feelings
The anime starts off with a giant alien blob appearing on top of a skyscraper in a city where our two protagonists reside. Shortly after, these two meet when our female protagonist Yuki discovers that our male protagonist Tetsu is in possession of one of these blob alien creatures, of which he has his named as "Cenco". His creature specializes in transformation.

Cencoroll is quite an average film individually from its yet-to-be released sequel, featuring an interesting premise, but lacking in.. well.. lots of stuff. Most of the time the anime is silent with no soundtracks. People who are fond of music utilization in anime will ...

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Recent News

Third Film of 'Cencoroll' in Production

Third Film of 'Cencoroll' in Production

During the opening premiere of Cencoroll Connect on Saturday, Director Atsuya Uki announced that a third film for his Cencoroll series is in production and unveiled...read more

Anime Movie 'Cencoroll: Connect' Announced [Update 3/22]

Anime Movie 'Cencoroll: Connect' Announced [Update 3/22]

The official website for the Cencoroll movie has revamped and announced a new movie. Titled Cencoroll: Connect, it connects the first movie and second movie and will...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: CENCOROLL Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
fastball611 - Oct 29, 2009
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Jun 26, 2020 8:08 PM
Cencoroll in Durarara!
mystline - Feb 28, 2010
4 repliesby bloodiemonster »»
May 29, 2014 8:56 AM
Please read! OVA and MOVIE?!
desolato - Oct 30, 2009
10 repliesby innerchihiro »»
Dec 17, 2009 10:00 PM
DVD Release
TechnoCat - Oct 28, 2009
3 repliesby kelakagandy »»
Oct 30, 2009 8:42 AM