Twilight of the Cockroaches (movie)

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Alternative title:
Gokiburi-tachi no Tasogare (Japanese)
ゴキブリたちの黄昏 (Japanese)
Genres: drama
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: In a trashy bachelor pad lived a colony of roaches who are able to roam freely for food or for games. Because of the homeowner being gentle with the roaches, they have no fear of traps, spray, or being stepped on. However when the homeowner starts bringing over a woman over, life starts to change for the roaches who are already living an easy life.
User Ratings: 34 ratings have been given [details]
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 Very good: 4 votes (dub:3, sub:1)
 Good: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Decent: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:2)
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Seen in part or in whole by 80 users, rank: #4510 (of 7548)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.588 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.1978, rank: #6276 (of 7577)
Weighted mean: 5.712 (Decent−), rank: #6114 (of 7577) (seen all: 5.73 / seen some: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.209 (Decent+), rank: #4647 (of 5722)
Running time: 102 minutes
Vintage: 1987-11-21
Premiere date:
1987-11-21 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 2
Hybrid film with animated cockroaches interacting with live-action actors.
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroaki Yoshida
Screenplay: Hiroaki Yoshida
Storyboard: Masaaki Sasaki
Music: Morgan Fisher
Character Design: Hiroshi Kurogane
Art Director: Kiichi Ichida
Art: Kiichi Ichida (animation background)
Animation Character Design: Yoshinori Kanemori
Sound Director: Susumu Aketagawa
Director of Photography:
Iwao Yamaki (animation)
Kenji Misumi
Executive producer:
Hidenori Taga
Hiroaki Yoshida
3D Animation: Fumiko Makari (second part)
3D Animation Assistant: Kazutaka Nonaka (second part)
Animation producer:
Iwao Yamaki
Masao Maruyama
Animation Production Advancement: Yū Sasaki
Animation Production Manager: Kuniaki Nagayama
Animation Production Supervision:
Tamiko Asami
Yasuteru Iwase
Animation Supervisor: Iwao Yamaki
Art Assistant:
Jun Nakano (animation background)
Osamu Kitagawa (second part)
Ryō Ueno (animation background)
Assistant Director: Kiyoshi Yamaguchi
Assistant Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Assistant Stylist:
Chikako Iimori
Noriko Yoshida
Background Cloud Production: Fujiro Shimakura (Atelier Kumo)
Background Cloud Production Assistant: Mineyuki Yahagi
Background Photography: Shunsuke Mizoe (second part)
Casting: Wataru Akashi
Color Measurement: Morio Saegusa
Composite Production Manager: Hiroshi Yamamoto
Cooking Stylist: Makiko Miyaji
Cooking Stylist Assistant:
Kumi Azumi
Miyuki Furukawa
Sanae Sakamoto
Dialogue Director: Yoichi Umemoto
Documentation: Yuko Tanaka
Editing: Seiji Endō
Editing Assistant: Tomoko Maeda
Feces Production: Yasushi Kojima (second part)
Film Development, Optical: Tetsuo Kaneko
Film Development, Timing: Hideaki Arita
Hair & Make-Up: Jun Togashi
Hair & Make-up Assistant: Shinji Kamino
Insert Song Arrangement: Masaru Hoshi ("Manuke na Rock 'n Roll")
Insert Song Composition:
John Philip Sousa ("The Thunderer")
Kiyoshi Nobutoki ("Umi Yukaba")
Osamu Shooji ("Cobra Zettai Zetsumei")
Ryo Matsuda ("Manuke na Rock 'n Roll")
Shun Fukui ("Kakkun Cafe Taidan-hen M-1")
Insert Song Lyrics: Junko Ōyama ("Manuke na Rock 'n Roll")
Insert Song Performance: Ryo Matsuda ("Manuke na Rock 'n Roll")
Akio Hasegawa (second part)
Masaaki Uchida
Mitsuru Haraguchi (animation background)
Lighting Director: Masaaki Uchida
Live-Action Photography:
Kenji Misumi
Norimasa Kondo
Live-Action Photography Assistant:
Eiji Masuda (second part)
Hiromi Enokida
Hiroshi Morozumi
Kazuhiko Ogura (second part)
Kazuhiro Suzuki
Masanao Sasaki
Norimasa Fujii (second part)
Seisuke Akiba
Shin Nakaido
Takahiro Kakui (second part)
Yoshihisa Fujii (second part)
Yoshio Nozawa (second part)
Yutaka Hoya
Music Director:
Kazuo Munakata
Zen Oikawa
Music Mixing: Michinari Sasaki
Music Performance:
Hajime Mizoguchi (Cello)
Toby Marshall (Wind Instruments)
Yas-Kaz (Percussion)
Music TD: Eihiko Ohno
Paint Director: Hideko Kudo
Photographic Effects:
Naokazu Nagashima
Tamotsu Yamaya
Photographic Effects Assistant:
Shinji Arima
Takayori Mukai
Toshio Nanbara
Photography: Shuhei Unabara (animation background)
Photography Assistant:
Chuya Nakai (animation background)
Hideyuki Kiyomatsu (animation background)
Katsumi Ohmori (animation background)
Photography Manager: Kinichi Ishikawa (animation)
Production Advancement:
Koji Chiba (second part)
Takahiro Mochida (second part)
Ushio Shimizu (animation background)
Production Advancement Assistant:
Eiji Muto (animation background)
Emi Ohkawa (animation background)
Hiroki Shiratori (animation background)
Shoji Nonaka (animation background)
Tatsuya Nakamura (animation background)
Production Affairs: Nobuko Maruyama
Production manager: Hidenori Ueki
Production Supervision: Shinji Nukaga
Recording Assistant: Nobuyoshi Uebayashi
Recording Director: Ichiro Tsujii
Snorkel Camera Operator: Jun Horie
Sound Effects: Hideyo Sasaki
Sound Effects Assistant:
Hideharu Koike
Kenji Shibasaki
Special Composite Designer:
Hiroshi Uzawa
Mizue Nagasawa
Special Effects: Kumiko Taniguchi
Special Make-up:
Mikiko Machino
Yuko Soma
Special Photography:
Kazutaka Shimoda
Yoshihide Akiba
Stage Setting: Ryoji Obata
Stylist: Yuko Miyamoto
Technical Assistant: Mikio Mori
Theme Song Arrangement: Morgan Fisher
Theme Song Composition: Morgan Fisher
Theme Song Lyrics: Caoli Cano
Theme Song Performance: Caoli Cano
Titles: Yukio Kumagai
Toy Assistant: Teruhisa Kitahara (Toy's Club)
カラー紙焼き: Kazumasa Kimura (animation background)
モノクロ紙焼き: Motoyuki Kubo (animation background)
操演: Yukimitsu Kanno (Liberty House)
Japanese companies
Animation Assistance:
Animation Staff Room
Live-Action Photography Assistance:
Cinq Art
Daiei Studio
Meiko Select
Music Performance: Tokyo Academic Wind Orchestra
Negative Editing: Kamiya Editing Room
Photo Assistance: Clarion Co., Ltd.
Production: TYO Productions
Props Assistance:
Dynamic Audio
Takatsu Props
Technical Assistance: Continental Far East Inc.
Toy Assistance: Toy's Club
Vehicle Assistance: Pluto Plannning
Visual Assistance: All Japan Pro Wrestling
English cast
English staff
Director: Carl Macek
Producer: Carl Macek
English companies
Broadcaster: Cartoon Network (Night of the Vampire Robots; 1995)
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2018)
Streamline Pictures (License Expired)

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