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The Chocolate Panic Picture Show

Alternative Titles

English: The Chocolate Picture Panic Show
Japanese: ザ・チョコレートパニック・ピクチャーショー


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 21, 1985
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gainax
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 4.741 (scored by 618 users)
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Ranked: #89932
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Popularity: #7237
Members: 1,493
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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).

Jaw-droppingly racist musical in which grossly caricatured Africans Manbo, Chinbo, and Chonbo causes chaos in civilisation despite the efforts of their pretty tour guide/bedmate to tame their zany, grass-skirted cannibal ways.

(Source: ANN)


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Kanada, Yoshinori
Aoyama, Hiroyuki
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Fujiwara, Kamui
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Sep 7, 2009
um_esper (All reviews)
Link to Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y55MuH3wOQc

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 read more
Jun 1, 2017
literaturenerd (All reviews)

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.


There is no plot. This is a 30 minute acid read more
Jan 26, 2017
snapler (All reviews)
Rate of 4 (decent)
audio a mix of japanese/english

Feelings upon watching this is mainly confusion. Surprisingly after watching it up to the end i found myself re-watching it. I must be more bonkers than they or he is.

Ever watch the three stooges? Now, imagine a more African theme and comical song overplay. Then imagine a more childlike in attitude.

art- depending on what plot segment they were going for they changed the background, audio, and appearance to make it fit. Any coop operation requires a lot of work. Having blended the way they did is interesting to say the least.

-plot: from their intro to midway down read more
Nov 22, 2017
JackJoestar (All reviews)
Uhh...So, I was recently doing a little research on one of the most redound studios in anime, Ginax, trying to look back at what they had done before making Neon Genesis Evangelion. To be honest, I kind of don't think Ginax truly deserves their reputation. The only reason they seem to be famous is because they created three very popular series of very debatable quality. (Evangelion, Gurren Lagann FLCL) and I guess a sub par Shonen Jump adaptation (Medaka Box). That's not to say these shows are bad, per se. I love Gurren Lagann and FLCL is easily one of my favorite anime ever, and read more


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