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Credited cast:
Hideko Yoshida ...
Shôjo Sachi (segment "Labyrinth*labyrinthos") (voice)
Masane Tsukayama ...
Bob Stone (segment "Hashiru otoko") (voice)
Yû Mizushima ...
Sugioka Tsutomu (segment "Kôji chûshi meirei") (voice)
Iemasa Kayumi ...
Buchô (segment "Kôji chûshi meirei") (voice)
Jôji Yanami ...
(segment "Kôji chûshi meirei") (voice)
Hiroshi Ôtake ...
Robot 444 no 1-gô (segment "Kôji chûshi meirei") (voice)
Banjô Ginga ...
Zach Hugh (segment "Hashiru otoko") (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ...
(segment "Kôji chûshi meirei") (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka ...
(segment "Kôji chûshi meirei") (voice)
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Tsutomu Sugioka (segment "The Order to Stop Construction") (voice)
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Sachi (segment "Labyrinth") (voice)
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Mother (voice)
Steve Kramer ...
Chief Technician / Boat Pilot (voice)
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Reporter (segment "Running Man") (voice)
Jeff Winkless ...
Robot 444-1 (segment "The Order to Stop Construction") (voice)
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Though all made at different studios, the film shares many of its key creative staff with Robot Carnival (1987) and Memories (1995), forming a loose trilogy of anthology features, as well as the non-anthology Akira (1988). See more »

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Good but Uneven
14 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Neo Tokyo is an interesting, often surreal work of anime. It covers two rather dark science fiction pieces through the framework of a young girl's imaginings. Each piece was made by a different filmmaker, making for very different animation styles and narrative approaches.

The first piece "Labyrinth-Labyrinthos" is frankly surreal, and follows the daydreams of a young girl and her cat as they look into a mirror. The short is very imaginative, with borderline psychedelic imagery. Overall, it's a good piece, though the animation is at times headache inducing.

The second short, "The Running Man," has a much more obvious narrative structure, although very little dialogue. Following the story of a futuristic race car driver with some interesting abilities, it represents a 180 degree turn from Labyrinth. The animation is excellent, with very realistic and at times disturbing renderings of car accidents. However, the lack of dialogue in this short makes it somewhat difficult to follow, a matter compounded by the fact that parts of the film are dream sequences.

The third, and best, piece is "Order to Cancel Construction," which follows the attempt of an executive to shut down a robotic construction site. The robots, which have been programmed to follow a rigid schedule, defy the executive. What makes this piece good is the subtle irony that the executive ultimately becomes as single-minded in his task as the robots are in theirs.

Ultimately, this film is good, although not great, and worth a rent.


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