A trilogy of separate stories. In "Labyrinth labyrinthos", a girl and her cat enter a strange world. In "Running Man", a racer takes on the ultimate opponent. In "Construction Cancellation Order", a man must shut down worker robots.

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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Tsutomu Sugioka (segment "The Order to Stop Construction") (voice)
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Sachi (segment "Labyrinth") (voice)
Rafael Ferrer ...
Reporter (segment "Running Man") (MTV Liquid Television version) (voice)
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Mother (voice)
Steve Kramer ...
Chief Technician / Boat Pilot (voice)
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Reporter (segment "Running Man") (voice)
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In "Labyrinth labyrinthos", a little girl and her cat find within the old longcase clock in her house a doorway to a strange supernatural world. Is it real or just a figment of her vivid imagination? In "Running Man", the champion of a popular deadly racing championship, where racers usually get themselves or each other killed, takes on the ultimate opponent. A reporter is there to witness the supernatural event. In "Construction Cancellation Order", a man is ordered to shut down robotic construction workers who are building some new facility for the government. Since the robots are all programmed to finish their work no matter what, they refuse to be shut down. A deadly game of cat and mouse begins between the man and the machines. However, the game was rigged from the start.

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It's not just a city... It's a state of mind


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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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Neo tokyo cool but weird
21 June 2001 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to obtain this film off an online auctions. And this is my review the film displays three short stories all extremely trippy.

The first one involves a girl, a circus, a cat and a mirror and a parade of very odd animals. This one makes you feel like your on acid at one point.

The second on is called the running man about a psionic race car driver who pushes his limits. Very Cool.

The third one contains probaly the most talking out of all three. itis a grim sardonic comedy about a man who can't stop a robot crew from working. it has a very ironic ending.


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