Gokiburi-tachi no Tasogare

Twilight of the Cockroaches

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ゴキブリたちの黄昏
English: Twilight of the Cockroaches
More titles


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


Score: 5.781 (scored by 636636 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #97772
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #10358
Members: 2,198
Favorites: 1

Available At


Ranked #9777Popularity #10358Members 2,198
Add to List
Episodes: /1
* Your list is public by default.


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)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Characters & Voice Actors







The Shrine



Macek, Carl
Producer, ADR Director
Amano, Yoshitaka
Art Director
Koike, Takeshi
In-Between Animation
Inoue, Toshiyuki
Key Animation


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Fantasia (ファンタジア)" by Caoli Cano

Ending Theme

No ending themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an ending theme here.

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 ...
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 ...
Nov 12, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I had a hard time getting into this one and for good reason. The premise is absurd but not in an endearing way. A society of cockroaches is allowed to live in some guy's apartment because he's too much of an alcoholic slob to do anything about them until he gets a girlfriend or something. A female cockroach falls in love with a random cockroach from another apartment. There's a bit about cockroaches being at war with the humans but it just comes across as odd. It's creepy. The roaches are not endearing and their interactions with humans will make your skin crawl. Think A ...

Interest Stacks

50 Entries · 42 Restacks
7 Entries · 13 Restacks


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for February

North American Anime & Manga Releases for February

Week 1: February 5 - 11 Anime Releases Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen (incl. Prologue - Sakura to Futatsu no Kuma) Part 1 Blu-ray Deadman Wonderland (incl. Akai K...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

is this film to repulsive to watch?
born2badored - May 13, 2010
6 repliesby sorcery»»
Mar 26, 2022 8:42 AM

Recent Featured Articles

The Legacy of Toonami: Past, Present, and Future

The Legacy of Toonami: Past, Present, and Future

Where would American anime fandom be without Toonami? Take a look down memory lane at Toonami's greatest moments and look ahead to the future of the block's current incarnation on Adult Swim!



It’s time to ditch the text file.
Keep track of your anime easily by creating your own list.
Sign Up Login