Fantascope: Tylostoma

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Synonyms: Fantascope Tylostoma
Japanese: Fantascope~tylostoma~


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 2006
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 34 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.771 (scored by 13431,343 users)
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Ranked: #51942
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Popularity: #8465
Members: 4,657
Favorites: 23

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A man who appears every 700 years.
Stretching before the man's eyes the world rusted away to monochrome and gray.
Once before the town flourished that is now in ruins.
The man now, has a chance meeting with a person, a prositute.
A story of passion curling like smoke....Tairosu Tomah's story has begun.

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Amano, Yoshitaka
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Jun 3, 2019
If you've heard of Yoshitaka Amano or if you've seen some of his artwork elsewhere (and you likely have), you probably have an idea that Fantascope Tylostoma invites you to an artsy, experimental, uncommon viewing.

Particularly in an age where fluid movement and colorful palettes are some of the main characteristics of a praised or popular show, we are just not used to an anime that is visually told the way Fantascope Tylostoma is: highly stylized monochrome paintings accompanied by narration. I don't think a modern viewer can be entirely blamed for finding something like this OVA "boring" or just "weird". To some, that will ...
Sep 4, 2022
Really good. It has a feeling of being a small and very personal work of Yoshitaka Amano who is going to push for his creation to exist even if it's outside of the industry. Really clear watching it that for Amano this is one of the works of his life.

That's why it can feel at times like the amateur story that a child (who draws wonderfuly as Amano) imagines in his mind, drawing it, creating the voiceover, making some animation that sometimes works so good but other can be a bit strange.

Very heartfelt and passionate artistic creation with beautiful black watercolour paintings.

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