Gokiburi-tachi no Tasogare

Twilight of the Cockroaches

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ゴキブリたちの黄昏
English: Twilight of the Cockroaches
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 21, 1987
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Original
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #106262
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Popularity: #10775
Members: 2,415
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Hybrid film with animated cockroaches interacting with live-action actors.

In a trashy bachelor pad lived a colony of roaches who were able to roam freely for food or for games. Because of the homeowner being gentle with the roaches, they have no fear of traps, spray, or being stepped on. However when the homeowner starts bringing over a woman over, life starts to change for the roaches who are already living an easy life.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors







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Maruyama, Masao
Macek, Carl
Producer, ADR Director
Cano, Caoli
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics
Amano, Yoshitaka
Art Director


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"Fantasia (ファンタジア)" by Caoli Cano

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Mar 23, 2014
It is always interesting when a children’s film attempts to explore deeper subjects thematically, and Twilight of the Cockroaches dares to cover the international relations and economics of Japan at the peak of its economic success in the late eighties. The great nation of Japan, at the time the second most powerful economy in the world, flatteringly portrayed as a colony of cockroaches infesting the apartment of a slobbish Japanese man.

This self-deprecating analogy is quite the contrast to what one might expect from the Japanese, who are usually more closely associated with qualities like ‘honour’, ‘strength’ and ‘tranquility’. Indeed for any group or ...
Jan 25, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Twilight of the Cockroaches is quite possibly the strangest anime I have ever seen in my life. The more I think about it, the more I struggle to believe this thing exists. This is a super ambitious, big budget children's film with seemingly zero audience. I could compare it to Titan AE, which lost 50 million dollars and seemingly wasn't made for any one demographic. However, that would be dishonest. Titan AE could have performed fine targeting the tween market if it were advertised better. Don Bluth was an experienced and highly capable director who had performed well before with unusual films like NIMH. Joss ...
Jul 12, 2012
Mixed Feelings
imagine a cockroach ...
a girl ...
and hundreds of baby cockroaches .
these baby cockroaches have same mother(that girl) , but not same father . and they are immune to insecticide .
now put that scene in the end and make it your happy ending .
what do you expect from such anime ?!
it's exactly as you expect it !
the story could have been great if you exclude that happy ending .
for art and sounds you can not expect something more from something that old .
the combination of animation and live action make the art look even worse .

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