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Souseiki


Alternative Titles

English: The Genesis
Japanese: 創世記

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1968
Producers: Mushi Production
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: Parody
Duration: 4 min.
Rating: PG - Children

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Score: 5.601 (scored by 715 users)
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Ranked: #92262
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Popularity: #8634
Members: 1,276
Favorites: 1

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Preliminary
Jan 9, 2013
BatSurfer (All reviews)
Apart of Tezuka's 13 experimental films, Genesis is a parody of the beginning of man, women, animals and the world. Osamu actually diverts the belief that man came first and women birthed from the rib of Adam in a most comical way. The film suggest that God failed with women (really though man and women failed themselves with war, crime and perversion of the world and material possessions and what have you.), that he should start over, but this time with man coming first and women second.

There is not much of a story here, just a very early piece of animated parody with read more
Dec 28, 2018
deusxavertat (All reviews)
Souseiki is a short parody of the story of creation produced by the late, great “godfather of manga” himself, Osamu Tezuka. While not one of his best works and simple in plot, for what it is, I actually found this old short to be kinda funny and I don’t think time has affected that much.

From the ridiculous, over the top depictions of the animals, to the 1 second Astro Boy cameo, and to the opposite take on women coming from men, instead making men into the shape of a certain body part, there’s a few parts that are quite amusing. It’s nothing revolutionary, but read more
Apr 16, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 5
English Subtitled

Warning this is based on not only religion but creation. Don't forget this is a person's view doesn't mean what you may think happen happened.

Story
What is originally thought to be the oldest story known told in an animation form takes an interesting spin. Sure, it informs you with old information but provides almost a background basis that was either left out of the bible or in more of an easier form to read. As for the conclusion it is was you would expect.

Art
-black and white
- sure color could have been applied but given the plot it works well without it. For color read more