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: 4.291 (scored by 17041,704 users)
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Ranked: #129832
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Popularity: #9252
Members: 3,652
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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
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Kanada, Yoshinori
Fujiwara, Kamui
Storyboard, Creator, Planning, Key Animation, Series Composition
Sugiura, Mamoru
Storyboard, Key Animation


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Sep 7, 2009
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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 ...
Dec 17, 2018
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And this, my fine friends, is the proof that is true.

I can only imagine that the director decided to chomp down on a whole pile of mushrooms, and then tell his assistant, "Okay, now write down everything that I say for the next three hours. And we will turn that into an anime."

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

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