Genius Party

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Synonyms: Shanghai Dragon, Deathtic 4, Doorbell, Limit Cycle, Happy Machine, Baby Blue
Japanese: ジーニアスパーティー


Type: Movie
Episodes: 7
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2007
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Avant GardeAvant Garde, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MusicMusic, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 14 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.141 (scored by 1268712,687 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #34292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3448
Members: 38,069
Favorites: 71

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A collection of seven individual and unique shorts which range from touching to downright bizarre. With each story different from the last, we encounter monsters going to school, a man who has a hard time dealing with himself, and a child who learns the hard way about the circle of life, as well as many other unique characters and experiences.

A journey through the minds of the most prolific artists in Japan, this compilation truly is the setting of a Genius Party.

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Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Animation Director, Character Design
Watanabe, Shinichirou
Director, Script, Storyboard
Kawamori, Shouji
Kimura, Shinji
Director, Storyboard, Character Design, Art Director


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Aug 3, 2009
Genius Party represents 7 short animated films made by various talented anime directors of Japan. Unlike 1 minute long Anikuri, creators had 15-20 minutes this time, to fully express themselves and have an impact on spectators. Each episode is special in their own ways so I'll comment laconic on every of them.

Genius Party – What an amazing way to begin the series! Atsuko Fukushima, also known from makin op/ed of Robot Carnival served her job and made an excellent introduction episode. It's very surreal, full of symbolisms and graphic looks also a lot better than in Robot Carnival.

Shanghai Dragon – Yet again we ...
Aug 2, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Genius Party [Opening]: groovy music, I like it

Shanghai Dragon : it's cute I guess

Deathtic 4 : you ugly, not much to say

Doorbell: Saramago called, he said he did it better; some interesting ideas by the end though

Limit Cycle: Oh my god, shut up, this was so pedantic and dull. 20mins in length but felt like an hour

May 14, 2022
If I could sum this collection up in three words its "not for me"

I detest art and metaphor. Just come out and say what you mean, the only people who need to hide behind fancy words are those who have nothing to truly say.

Most of the shorts fall under "please interpret me" art. Even my favourite the one called "Happy Machine" feels like just an overlong metaphor for birth, life and death.

Two of the three I liked, Happy Machine and Deathic4 really suffer from it but come out ahead because they feel like someone was actually trying to tell a story with Deathic4 ...

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