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Robot Carnival (1987)
"Robotto kânibaru" (original title)

Video  -  Animation | Comedy | Drama  -  21 July 1987 (Japan)
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An anthology of various tales told in various styles with robots being the one common element among them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôji Moritsugu ...
Toymaker (voice)
Yayoi Maki ...
Android (voice)
Keiko Hanagata ...
Wife (voice)
Kumiko Takizawa ...
Grown Daughter / Clock (voice)
Aya Murata ...
Daughter (voice)
Nariko Fujieda ...
Granddaughter (voice)
Satoru Inagaki ...
Man (voice)
Hideyuki Umezu ...
Man (voice)
Ikuya Sawaki ...
Man (voice)
Hidehiro Kikuchi ...
Kid (voice)
Daisuke Namikawa ...
Kid (voice)
Tatsuhiko Nakamura ...
Kid (voice)
Kei Tomiyama ...
Sankichi (voice)
Chisa Yokoyama ...
Yayoi (voice)
Katsue Miwa ...
Fukusuke (voice)
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This is a Fantasia-like anthology of robots. The most noble are Presence, Deprive, and Nightmare. Nightmare is the story of an evil, cybernetic overlord that rises one night and unleashes its robotic servants. Deprive is a science fiction tale of a young girl who has been abducted by an invading army of robots, and only a mysterious cyborg can help her. Presence is about a young toy-maker who makes a beautiful, female cyborg. When she becomes "a bit too real", he destroys her, only to be haunted by her spirit for the rest of his life. Written by Chuck "Dark-Side" Williamson

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Beautifully done
7 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a rather beautifully done anime. It's funny,dramatic and best of all,bizarre,the best element of Anime. The element I love the best about this anime is that is does not stick to one,but 9 stories! My favorites are the beginning and end sequences,"Tales of Two Robots","Nightmare","Depraved"(that one was trippy) and Clouds, which was a possible messgae to use your imagination.

This is one of Otomo-san's best eiga movies ever made!


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