Aru Tabibito no Nikki Specials

A Traveller's Diary Specials

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Diary of Tortov Roddle Specials
Japanese: 或る旅人の日記
English: A Traveller's Diary Specials
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Type: Special
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 11, 2006
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.311 (scored by 49234,923 users)
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Ranked: #85112
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Popularity: #7075
Members: 7,957
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In a certain distant land, home to numerous intriguing towns and people, many wondrous sights can be found. Traveler Tortov Roddle encounters a curious patch of red berries and after sampling one, happily indulges himself with more. He soon realizes, however, that this delectable fruit has considerable hallucinogenic effects and finds himself partaking in his greatest trip of all.

Elsewhere, a little girl finds brief yet fantastical escapes from her everyday life. In yet another city, residents are baffled when giant black apples begin raining down from the sky, but find that they may have use for them. A journey into the extraordinary, Aru Tabibito no Nikki Specials explores the surreal occurrences of its setting, and how the land's inhabitants react to certain dreamlike experiences they encounter.

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Katou, Kunio
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Matsumoto, Emi


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Jan 6, 2009
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So tell me, got three and a half minutes to spare? Looking for something soothing to fill the time with? Well I think I have a video right up your alley.

Fantasy Story is a short musical piece pertaining to a young girl who appears to live in a dream world all her own. She is not a particularly deep character, heck she never even speaks. Instead its up to the audience to actually feel what she is feeling, by way of her emotions and expressions. She appears to be a quite mellow individual, that gets easily entertained by the things around her. The video is ...
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Preliminary (1/3 eps)
Long before Kunio Katō created his renowned animated piece, "La Maison en Petits Cubes," he was experimenting with recreational drugs. One fateful night he decided that he would animate his hallucinations - and name it "The Apple Incident." Using the method of deduction, it can only be fair to say that not only was he high - but he was also very, very bored.

Despite the fact that I made it sound like a terrible piece of art, it really isn't. If you've got two minutes to spare and nothing else better to do, you definitely should give it a chance. However, to hail it ...
Feb 24, 2024
Mixed Feelings
The Aru Tabibito no Nikki specials offer a glimpse into an even weirder and dreamier world than the parent series. Each short is visually distinct, maintaining the same strangeness and surrealism. While only one short directly pertains to Tortov Roddle, all three carry the same aura of peculiarity. The first episode stands out as a drug-fueled wonderland, with noticeably more animated character expressions compared to the originals, adding an extra layer of dynamism to the already bizarre atmosphere. In contrast, the second episode evokes a sense of uneasiness, amplified by the limited audio, making it even more strange and unsettling. Comparatively, the third episode has ...

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