100-man-nen Chikyuu no Tabi: Bander Book


One-Million Year Trip: Bander Book

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bandar Book: 1 Milion Year Earth Jorney, Bandar Book: Hyakumannen Chikyuu no Tabi, 24 Hour TV Specials
Japanese: 100万年地球の旅 バンダーブック
English: One-Million Year Trip: Bander Book
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 27, 1978
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genre: Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 5.931 (scored by 544544 users)
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Ranked: #94192
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Popularity: #10868
Members: 1,453
Favorites: 3

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Synopsis

To escape the explosion of their ship caused by a terrorist attack, the parents of a young baby put him inside an escape pod and send him out before dying. The pod ends up on a planet inhabited by beings able to transform themselves into animals by using a special ring. The young baby is rescued by the royal family, and grows up to become the prince.

When the planet is attacked by pirates, he will be brought by force to Earth and discover everything about his own origins, and forgotten brother.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ham Egg

Supporting
Nagai, Ichiro
Japanese

Maid Nine

Supporting
Asai, Yoshiko
Japanese

King Zobi

Supporting
Oohira, Tooru
Japanese

Dracula, Hakushaku

Supporting
Chiba, Kouichi
Japanese

Führer Vitor

Supporting
Kaji, Tetsuya
Japanese

Staff

Yoshikawa, Akira
Producer
Tezuka, Osamu
Director, Original Creator
Oono, Yuuji
Music
Sakaguchi, Hisashi
Chief Animation Director, Character Design


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Mar 1, 2016
100-man-nen Chikyuu no Tabi: Bander Book is somewhat convoluted in nature having to deal with time travel in the second half completely messes with the flowing narrative of the story but as such that's the only real problem I had with this film. Just because a film can be convoluted in it's own logic sometimes doesn't mean it's bad. I actually found myself enjoying it a pretty good amount. It by no means deserves to be called a masterpiece and is one of Osamu Tezuka's lesser works but it's also simply a product of the time and still makes for good entertainment as a landmark ...
Dec 25, 2018
This is one of many examples that prove that Osamu Tezuka may have been the godfather of manga and one of the most influential forces in anime, but he was still one really strange guy.

It starts with a Superman origin riff, and then jumps immediately into a planet suitable for a pulp-style adventure worthy of Howard or Burroughs, full of strange acid-trip-inspired creatures. And I'm thinking, okay, I think I can roll with this.

But then we are swiftly informed that anything associated with Earth is Evil and Bad. Oh, and suddenly Dr. Black Jack ...
Nov 14, 2021
Mixed Feelings
TL;DR Thoughts:

I feel like this was just a bunch of nonsense. The film kept jumping from idea to idea hoping something would stick. I did enjoy the more original bits (like the cultures of the different planets), but the really awkward homages to Hollywood were just off putting. I know that movie references are kinda a Tezuka thing and normally I like them, but these did not feel well integrated at all. At one point they made a reference to The Birds and it just said "A. HITCHCOCK" in the background in text. Like, yeah, thanks for that. Also, Dracula and the mummy show ...

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