Asylum Session

The Asylum Session

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: アジール・セッション
English: The Asylum Session
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 11, 2009
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Genre: Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 4.871 (scored by 11511,151 users)
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Ranked: #128152
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Popularity: #9012
Members: 4,394
Favorites: 4

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The story takes place in the far future, when the civilization has declined. Hiyoko is a high school girl, who aims to enter an art university. She runs away from her home because her father tried to throw away her mother's keepsake drawings. She finds a slum located in a stadium and meets the leader of the street children, Akira.

The police attempts to demolish the stadium for the beautification of the city. In order to resist the demolition, the people in the stadium plans to hold a street-art event "The Asylum Session". Hiroko takes the charge of a giant painting on the stadium.

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Aoki, Tact
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Nov 5, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Asylum Session is one of the most odd things I've seen in this medium. The best term to describe it as would be "mixed bag".
Story/Plot/Writing: I have many conflicting thoughts regarding this area. The story is unique, for it's very different from your average dystopian or corrupt society story, and I really liked the idea of resisting the authorities through an artistic event, but it's really lacking in terms of depth. The whole thing just feels really shallow, since it doesn't delve too deep into the world it takes place in and doesn't give us much information. Why does the police want to take down ...
Jan 1, 2017
Mixed Feelings
This one's an oddity. Set in a seemingly corrupt future, Asylum Session is focused on an aspiring art student named Hiyoko, who bonds with the residents of a tent town called Asylum who have set up their own society and are under threat of eviction by the town authorities.

Before I go into the story and characters, let me first address the rather obvious issue with this film that comes in the form of its CG animation. The rendering of it is quite rough with characters looking rather crude with how they look at many points in the film and animation looking just as crude with ...


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Poll: The Asylum Session Episode 1 Discussion
Mathes - Aug 11, 2010
17 repliesby FMmatron »»
May 5, 2019 2:25 PM
Fansub and relase date?
Meri - Feb 16, 2010
6 repliesby Skadi »»
Nov 9, 2010 9:37 PM