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A high school boy named Tetsu must protect his transforming pet monster Cenco when a mysterious boy comes to town looking to steal Cenco for his own purposes.

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Atsuya Uki

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Credited cast:
Kana Hanazawa Kana Hanazawa ... Yuki
Ryohei Kimura Ryohei Kimura ... Shu
Satomi Moriya Satomi Moriya ... Kei
Hiro Shimono Hiro Shimono ... Tetsu
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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Сэнкоролл See more »

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Surreal animated shortfilm
25 January 2012 | by CurtHerzstarkSee all my reviews

This is not an easy film to review, because of it's very odd content. Cencoroll is about these kids with connection to some really odd, shapeshifting creatures.

Pokemon is one reference by a previous reviewer, that's pretty accurate but to me it also reminds me of other anime such as:X (1996 based on a manga by the collective Clamp), Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji (1989) with no gore, nudity etc.

Appearantly according to internet sources it's based on animator Atsuya Ukis own manga which I haven't read. I can't really say whether or not these are similar in tone and style, and what this surreal story really is about.

But regardless this is a very fine animated film, I just wished that it was feature. Atsuya Uki did according to some sources EVERYTHING himself, animation, editing, direction etc, which makes this film even more impressive.


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