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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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Nine Animators. One Vision.


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Pure Gold
20 April 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Brilliant Anime anthology.

Not a dud in the bunch. All 9 stories are excellent and could easily hold up on their own.

'Starlight Angel' is my personal favorite, 'Deprive' was great too.

'Cloud' is a piece of pure beauty. It looks like something aspiring anime artists should study. Hey, you're friends, it made me CRY.

It had it all, comedy, horror, romance, and the apocalyptic wars the Japanese are so good at depicting.

The music and fashion style is very 80's, but that actually adds to the fun.

Again, Brilliant! This belongs in any anime buff's collection.


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