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Synonyms: Satsujin
Japanese: 殺人
English: Murder
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1964
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Source: Unknown
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, MysteryMystery
Themes: ParodyParody, VampireVampire
Duration: 9 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.131 (scored by 12941,294 users)
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Ranked: #121612
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Popularity: #10512
Members: 2,227
Favorites: 2


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Short animated film by acclaimed multi-talented artist Makoto Wada.


In 1964, Murder won the third ever Oofuji Noburou Award at the Mainichi Film Awards.

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Wada, Makoto
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Mar 1, 2008
This straightforward name actually represents the plot of this outstanding anime very well - a Murder, and the struggle to find the culprit behind it. While the movie's art and idea are obviously old (and the movie itself is rather old, 1964, way before the big anime revolution in japan), it is as a matter of fact one of the best short animated movies in the history .
Well, you are probably wondering exactly what is so great about Murder. before I'll go on detail about each aspect, I want to state that this movie is actually a parody, that mocks the then-popular ...
Nov 26, 2020
Once again I am reminded that if you want to be an animator or artisan of any kind, you don't have to aim for the same high-fidelity style that everyone else shoots for today to be "good."

This is the same short plot portrayed multiple times with different famous characters solving the case. Or, rather, how different kinds of story would approach the same inciting incident of a discovering a murdered man. The first short is Sherlock Holmes. I'm pretty sure the second was Poirot. Another one was James Bond. The last was an art film. There was a vampire story in there.

It took the concept ...
Nov 23, 2017
Rate a 3
Art film

Hard to tell for sure. For not only does the story do series of the same cycles but keeps coming to an end and starting right back up.

As for the true final ending let’s say I agree with the characters I give up.

What is with the floor scoot walk? I didn’t know they had anticipated the room bot (current circle shaped vacuum technology for today) in 1964(year of production) as noted by the ‘walking’.
Certain artist choices are perplexing such as magical steel or silver dagger as opposed to ‘wooden’. Or a less involved example is the mantle. A decorative piece but sadly ...

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Poll: Murder Episode 1 Discussion
Mathes - Mar 19, 2008
26 repliesby removed-user »»
Nov 27, 2019 3:41 AM
Watch here
Yonatay - Oct 7, 2010
2 repliesby Mayuka »»
Sep 24, 2013 4:43 PM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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