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Roujin Z (1991)

Rôjin Z (original title)
PG-13 | | Animation, Comedy, Drama | April 1996 (USA)
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A compassionate young nurse is determined to help an elderly invalid strapped to a revolutionary health care bed but there are unexpected consequences.

Director:

Hiroyuki Kitakubo

Writer:

Katsuhiro Ôtomo (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chisa Yokoyama ... Haruko (voice)
Toni Barry Toni Barry ... Haruko (1994) (voice)
Shinji Ogawa Shinji Ogawa ... Terada (voice)
Allan Wenger Allan Wenger ... Terada (1994) (voice)
Jana Carpenter Jana Carpenter ... Norie (1994) (voice)
Kôji Tsujitani Kôji Tsujitani ... Maeda (voice)
Adam Henderson ... Maeda (1994) (voice)
John Fitzgerald Jay John Fitzgerald Jay ... Hasegawa (1994) (voice)
Chie Satô Chie Satô ... Nobuko (voice) (as Chie Satou)
Ian Thompson Ian Thompson ... Takazawa (1994) (voice)
Barbara Barnes Barbara Barnes ... Nobuko (1994) (voice)
Sean Barrett ... Ache (1994) (voice)
Blain Fairman Blain Fairman ... Ache (1994) (voice) (as Blair Fairman)
Nigel Anthony Nigel Anthony ... Ache (1994) (voice)
Nicolette McKenzie Nicolette McKenzie ... Haru / Nurse (1994) (voice)
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Storyline

An old man is being treated specially by the Department of Health under the so-called Project Z, a special nursing bed with a 6th generation computer on board. When the pain and loneliness of the old man reaches his ex-private nurse, she decides to rescue him from the government's experiment. Thus begins a wild chase through the busy streets of Tokyo as the 6th generation computer begins to have the personality of the old man's ex-wife and as the government's secret project unfolds. Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

April 1996 (USA) See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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[repeated line]
Hasegawa: No one messes with the Ministry of Public Welfare!
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Unusual, funny, well paced animation. See it!
25 August 2002 | by opium_nickSee all my reviews

A great manga film with a somewhat unusual storyline about a young nurse and her patient, an old near-vegetative man who is chosen to test drive 'project z', a government funded initiative to care for the old; using state of the art computer controlled care beds but of course this being manga, this guys bed turns out to be more than they bargained for. The animation is a little lazy in places but this is a great little film with lots of subtle comedy, satire and enjoyable over-the-top manga moments. Comedic but with good dialogue and some serious ideas, so one to watch with subtitles and not dubbed.


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