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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.


Hiroyuki Imaishi


Jan Scott Frazier (script translation), Takeichi Honda (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Retro (voice)
Takako Honda Takako Honda ... Pandy (voice)
Yûko Mizutani Yûko Mizutani ... Galactica (voice)
Mitsuo Iwata ... 666 (voice)
Kiyoyuki Yanada Kiyoyuki Yanada ... 777 (voice)
Nobuo Tobita ... Drill (voice)
Wataru Takagi ... Dr. Yabu (voice)
Masami Iwasaki Masami Iwasaki ... Sergeant (voice)
Yasuyuki Kase Yasuyuki Kase ... Train Driver (voice)
Eiji Takemoto Eiji Takemoto ... Tank Driver (voice)
Hidenobu Kiuchi Hidenobu Kiuchi ... Guard A (voice)
Takeshi Maeda Takeshi Maeda ... Guard B (voice)
Masakazu Suzuki Masakazu Suzuki ... Guard C (voice)
Tarusuke Shingaki Tarusuke Shingaki ... Guard D (voice)
Hiroshi Shimozaki Hiroshi Shimozaki ... Inmate Next Door (voice)


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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Japanese | Spanish

Release Date:

28 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Film that wastes your life, ruins your appetite and endangers your personal hygiene
2 November 2011 | by imdb-arySee all my reviews

I really don't understand how anyone can like this movie. I thought it was absolutely disgusting.

This animation is just so sick and wrong on so many levels. There's practically no story or character building behind any of its characters, all the characters look like freaky mutant versions of Sponge Bob characters. There's even a penis character that squirts liquids (don't ask). There's excessive use of violence and torture that seemed to be used for cheap shock value. Or perhaps violence for violence's sake is what they had in mind?

The protagonists are unlikable as they come, as the story begins with them killing innocent people on the street to stealing their stuff. No other motivations beyond that other than imply its "fun".

The music consists of repetitive techno beats and that's it.

The animation looks like its drawn by angry 3rd graders or mental patients. There's massive frame skips that make it jerk around worst than the later Evangelion episodes.

In my mind watching this film is like the anime version of been raped, mentally raped. Been so violated that it makes you sick. And the people who liked this film are like the weird people in prison who gets raped then turns around and says they enjoyed the experience.

I just don't get it.

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