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: 7.131 (scored by 1306513,065 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #36222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3634
Members: 39,298
Favorites: 75

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Episodes: /7


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, Storyboard, Character Design, Screenplay, Animation Director
Watanabe, Shinichirou
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay


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Ending Theme

"Genius party" by Nichika (二千花)


Nov 28, 2021
Genius Party is a breathtaking little collection of amazing short stories. All of the stories Genius Party, Shanghai Dragon, Deathtic 4, Doorbell, Limit Cycle, Happy Machine, and Baby Blue are creative and encapsulating. I enjoyed six out of seven of the stories, Limit Cycle being the one I least enjoyed. The rest of the stories are truly unique experiences and have a defined artistic direction. Genius Party the first film is mesmerizing, captivating and leaves me with a positive feeling after watching. Genius Party has entertaining imagery with a symbolic story as many of these stories do. The second film Shanghai Dragon is funny, ...
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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