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Twilight of the Cockroaches (1989)
"Gokiburi-tachi no tasogare" (original title)

 |  Animation  |  5 May 1989 (USA)
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A colony of cockroaches lives peacefully in a messy bachelor's apartment until his new girlfriend moves in.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Setsuko Karasuma ...
Kanako Fujiwara ...
Eri Watanabe ...
Wife (as Eriko Watanabe)
Atsuko Asano ...
Naomi (voice)
Naomi (1992) (voice)
Ichirôta Miyakawa ...
Ichirô (voice)
Ichirô (1992) (voice) (as Steve Apostolina)
Mitsuru Hirata ...
Yasuo (voice)
Steve Bulen ...
Yasuo (1992) (voice)
Kôzô Shioya ...
Takashi (voice)
Bill Capizzi ...
Takashi (1992) (voice)
Ryoko Takakura ...
Parsley (voice)
Parsley (1992) (voice)
Hiroshi Yagyû ...
Seiji (voice)


A messy bachelor's apartment is a paradise for the huge colony of cockroaches living there: no sprays, no traps, and plenty of food. When the homeowner's girlfriend moves in, however, the party comes to an abrupt end, and the roaches must quickly adapt to a life of struggling for survival. Combines animation with live actors. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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29 March 2000 | by (Kahn) – See all my reviews

This is not a movie for Cockroach haters like I.But noooooo,someone (whom shall remain nameless for the point being)forced me to watch this piece of crap movie!

But in "Twillight",they make the Cockroaches look (yes,it's true^^;)cutesy and humanoid,which adds quite a bit of injury to the insult and they make cockroaches look like sweet creatures,instead of the annoying little pests like they really are!Plus,there is a rather out-dated allegory,if you can pay attention to the movie much longer.

The only parts I liked in this nightmare of a movie is where the broad that moves into the apartment with her slob boyfriend,tries (and sort of suceeds) to kill those damn annoying cocokroaches!

If you wanna see this badly otakus,I just might wish you good luck finding an un-damaged copy of this film!

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