Self Portrait

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English: Self Portrait
Synonyms: Osamu Tezuka's Self-Portrait
Japanese: 自画像


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 1988
Producers: Tezuka Productions
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Source: Unknown
Genre: ComedyComedy
Duration: 12 sec.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 4.761 (scored by 12131,213 users)
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Ranked: #116412
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Popularity: #9310
Members: 2,075
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This extremely brief film was Osamu Tezuka's answer to a challenge presented to the leaders of the international animation community to create animated self-portraits.

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Tezuka, Osamu


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Sep 18, 2018
Ryan_V (All reviews)
People always look too deep into things. Especially with anime. This whole thing started as a way to just make an animated self-portrait, Tezuka did a whole bunch of experimental things like this such as in his other film, Bouncing. that had no underlying purpose. If you want a big amazing story with lots of depth you won't get this here. Go read Apollo's Song or watch Metropolis or Black Jack or something. It doesn't outstay it's welcome, I couldn't imagine a big in-depth story being created from an animated self-portrait. Tezuka honestly just loved doing new stuff with animation, and this is a result read more
Apr 18, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 3
no vocals
art film

Name is appropriate for film. Sadly there is no story told. Without much in background information we can only guess what the underline message is. My take was that when you are born using your parents attributes it is like a lottery to see how you will turnout. If you are lucky you could be a model in appearance. That would equal to winning the lottery. Although true as that statement may be provides a negative outlook on life for those that did not hit the 'jackpot'. Are we the non jackpot winners not worth life? That answer is sadly not read more

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