Genius Party Beyond

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Synonyms: Genius Party 2, Gala, Moondrive, Wanwa the Puppy, Tojin Kit, Dimension Bomb
Japanese: ジーニアスパーティービヨンド


Type: Movie
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2008
Producers: Beyond C.
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 16 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.171 (scored by 80618,061 users)
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Ranked: #32802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4638
Members: 20,226
Favorites: 68

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Containing shorts that couldn't be included in the original, Genius Party Beyond weaves stories that are both deep and insightful: the idea all life is relative in size, the consequences of an oppressive government, and how to deal with your darker desires, among others.

From the directors and artists of works such as Samurai Champloo, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Akira, come a multitude of thought-provoking tales, to create a collection equalling the original in storytelling genius.

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Kanno, Yoko


Morimoto, Kouji
Director, Storyboard, Character Design, Animation Director, Key Animation
Ohira, Shinya
Director, Storyboard, Background Art, Key Animation, Character Design, Animation Director


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"Zero" by Tamurapan


May 28, 2011
Like previous Studio 4c collaborations "Batman: Gothic Knight" and "The Animatrix", the Genius Party shorts are less about showcasing deep stories than they are about showcasing the wonders of animation. Unlike the previously listed collaborations, the Genius Party shorts are primarily personal projects made by both established and independent animators. The only thing that can be stated about the shorts as a whole is that they are wonderfully imaginative and colorful, and the Beyond shorts are arguably even more imaginative than the original Genius Party works.

The first short, "Gala", directed by anime regular Mahiro Maeda of GONZO fame, is essentially a music video ...
Jan 13, 2018
Just like I did in my review for the first Genius Party, i'll give a rating for each short then an overall rating.

1. Gala - 8
2. Moondrive - 8
3. Wanwa the Puppy - 7
4. Tojin Kit - 8
5. Dimension Bomb - 9

Unlike the first Genius Party where 3 of the shorts were bad and the other 4 were good, Genius Party Beyond doesn't have a single bad short. Wanwa the Puppy is the weakest of the shorts, mainly because the animation style can be a tad off putting at times, but it's still a good short. Gala, Moondrive and Tojin Kit are very good, but ...
Jun 1, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Five visually stunning and mostly-watchable shorts.

Gala - Fine 5/10. A unique premise about the marvels of life, for lack of better words. Good visuals, but nothing too spectacular. Also could've been shorter and nothing would've been lost.

Moondrive - Good 8/10. Entertaining, Lupin III-esque action comedy. Has a plot. Fun cartoony animation style, memorable scratchy linework and backgrounds, decent number of actually funny jokes. Brought down a bit by its less funny sexism.

Wanwa the Doggy - Okay 6/10. Really unique art style that kind of resembles Masaaki Yuasa's short in the first Genius Party. Little more than just a very long chase scene, but the abstract ...

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