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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: 5.141 (scored by 12961,296 users)
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Ranked: #121692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #10521
Members: 2,230
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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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 ...
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 ...
Aug 23, 2023
well uh hello there first of all murder is a movie and its kinda bad because i couldnt understand it might be straight forward without i notice or its just that im dumb lol so uh my rating is 1 because the art kinda bad its like normal cartoon but for adults and i dont reccomend anyone to watch it if you insist to watch it go ahead i wont force you thats my own opinion gl


drawing and animation: 1.2 animation kinda bad for a cartoon

lore: 4.5 i couldnt understand it maybe it has a long and confusing lore some people might find it ...

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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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