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Dead Leaves (2004)

Deddo ribusu (original title)
Two awaken on Earth with no recollection of their past and embark on a devastating crime spree but are sent to an infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Retro (voice)
Takako Honda ... Pandy (voice)
Yûko Mizutani ... Galactica (voice)
... 666 (voice)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ... 777 (voice)
... Drill (voice)
... Dr. Yabu (voice)
Masami Iwasaki ... Sergeant (voice)
Yasuyuki Kase ... Train Driver (voice)
Eiji Takemoto ... Tank Driver (voice)
Hidenobu Kiuchi ... Guard A (voice)
Takeshi Maeda ... Guard B (voice)
Masakazu Suzuki ... Guard C (voice)
Tarusuke Shingaki ... Guard D (voice)
Hiroshi Shimozaki ... Inmate Next Door (voice)
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Two awaken on Earth with no recollection of their past and embark on a devastating crime spree but are sent to an infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.

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Breaking out of prison was never this much...fun?


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Retro: That thing around your eye makes you look like a panda bear!
Pandy: Yeah, well, that retro TV on your head makes you look like an asshole.
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by DJ SHINKAWA vs Future Breeze
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At long last, something that comes close to FLCL
18 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

I'm not an anime fan. I started to go in to why, but deleted it and decided to write about why I like Dead Leaves. How I am going to do that is by saying that even though I am not a fan of the genre, FLCL is one of my all time favorite viewing experiences. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it, and have owned various DVD releases of it and watched them many times, each viewing finding something new. Until tonight, I was disconsolate that no other anime would ever make me sit up and take notice.

Now, Dead Leaves is not quite to FLCL's level, IMO; however, they are kindred spirits. First of all, it's a short, just over 3/4 of an hour, so it didn't have the time to develop its characters or plot as well, neither does it have the bittersweet, weird love story of FLCL, nor the coming of age subtext rife with adolescent realizations that makes FLCL so special, but then again, it doesn't want or need any of these. What it does have are tons of LOL, WTF and "AWESOME!" moments, packed in so tightly, this is something that will need to be watched again and again. It also shares FLCL's humor, twisted sensibility and style.

Another comment indicates that the director of Dead Leaves also worked on FLCL, but I can't find confirmation of that here on IMDb; however, I would not be surprised in the slightest that that was the case.

This short has given me hope that Japan hasn't only made one anime that I can appreciate. It is confirmed that it has now made at least two.


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