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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: None found, add some
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Unknown
Duration: 14 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.391 (scored by 7,433 users)
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Ranked: #19612
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Popularity: #2175
Members: 18,274
Favorites: 51
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Episodes: /7


An anthology produced by Studio 4°C.

1: Genius Party (Atsuko Fukushima)
2: Shanghai Dragon (Shoji Kawamori)
3: Deathtic 4 (Shinji Kimura)
4: Doorbell (Yuji Fukuyama)
5: Limit Cycle (Hideki Futamura)
6: Happy Machine (Masaaki Yuasa)
7: Baby Blue (Shinichiro Watanabe)


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Watanabe, Shinichiro
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Director, Script, Storyboard
Yuasa, Masaaki
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Animation Director, Character Design
Kawamori, Shoji
Kawamori, Shoji
Tanaka, Tatsuyuki
Tanaka, Tatsuyuki

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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 read more
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Jul 8, 2009
The cell is the smallest unit of life. Its mechanisms are complex, and only after many years of observation and exploration have we begun to understand their functions. Certainly, the examination of multicellular organisms warrants a much more exhausting amount of research. Even more sophisticated is the existence of life so varied and so involved that it involves taxonomical classification schemes and entire bodies of research. Plants have different organs which serve specific purposes, are able to reproduce sexually, and perhaps most interestingly, transform sunlight into energy for life. Animals consume other creatures and have a conscience, exhibiting specific social and survival patterns and are read more
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Jan 22, 2016
I'm not sure if I wasn't a big fan because I like storytelling or because I'm too stupid to understand it. I'd pick the former but I'm sure people will tell me more of the latter. What I do know however is art. I know storytelling and I know it can be considered art, but I like it for the catharsis it gives through picking apart its creation. Genius Party however is hard art. Much like hard drugs (possibly the reason this film exists) it's pure, not cut with storytelling or character development, it's art for the sake of itself. It's art that's there to read more
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May 2, 2014
Since Genius Party is a compilation anime with no overarching connection, I'll post what I thought about each one in the order of my favorites.

7. Limit Cycle
This one was really bizarre. This is the longest short at about 18 minutes, but struck me as the worst of the whole thing. Basically a man made out of static and moving motifs goes on a very long, fast paced speech about.... literally nothing. Usually if I see someone say something attempted to sound complicated but falls under its own weight I don't believe them, but I see this as one of those cases. The man talks about read more
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