The Chocolate Panic Picture Show

The Chocolate Picture Panic Show

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Japanese: ザ・チョコレートパニック・ピクチャーショー
English: The Chocolate Picture Panic Show
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 21, 1985
Producers: TV Asahi
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 4.271 (scored by 16221,622 users)
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Ranked: #125442
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Popularity: #9028
Members: 3,461
Favorites: 2


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The Chocolate Panic Picture Show is a wacky musical OVA based on a manga by Fujiwara Kamui, serialised in Monthly Super Action and partly inspired by Jamie Uys's The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980).

Follow Manbo, Chinbo and Chonbo as they are flung into a strange, psychedelic world of madness they don't understand. See them cause chaos through their zany, unpredictable antics in this comical take on cultural imperialism.


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Hirose, Kazuyoshi
Producer, Director, Planning, Series Composition
Kanada, Yoshinori
Fujiwara, Kamui
Storyboard, Creator, Planning, Key Animation, Series Composition
Sugiura, Mamoru
Storyboard, Key Animation


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Sep 7, 2009
Mixed Feelings
This is a short surreal film, probably inspired by stream of consciousness. I can't say this is for everyone, taking into account a number of different factors, despite its style and age.

The film illustrates what can only be described as the alcohol and heat-induced nightmare of a sun-bather, who is overwhelmed by phenomena occurring on the beach around him, namely naval carriers and aircraft.

Judging by the soundtrack, if you couldn't discern anything from the overt symbolism, one can concluded improvisation and is the driving force behind the film. Because of this method of story-telling, there is not much be said about the character ...
Jun 1, 2017

Studio Gainax has the highest reputation of any studio on MAL with the possible exception of Madhouse. So...everything they've ever made was gold right? Consider that even Madhouse made Junk Boy and Reign the Conqueror. Gainax it turns out has made some bad anime too and Chocolate Panic Picture Show is perhaps the worst.


The year is 1985. Some of the boys at Gainax just got done watching the 1980 film "The Gods Must Be Crazy" followed by some psychodelic European arthouse cinema. This was when Kamui Fujiwara decided to combine those 2 things and create...this...thing.

Aug 10, 2018
Hello there, traveler! I'm sure you've come to this page after watching Evangelion, FLCL, Gunbuster and/or Gurren Lagann, and you wondered to yourself, "What else does Gainax have to offer?"

There's...THIS. I am not sure what you would call this besides bottom of the barrel trash.

The Chocolate Panic Picture Show was made after the Daicon shorts and Studio Gainax became its own beast. I think that the studio was still just three guys in a garage at the time. Obviously, they were still putzing around, still trying to come into their own.

Anyway, I can't really explain this, since there's no plot and it's just a bunch ...

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Poll: Chocolate Panic Picture Show Episode 1 Discussion
Retro8bit - Nov 14, 2009
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Feb 4, 5:57 PM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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