Daicon films (special)

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Themes: superpowers
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: A girl is visited by two men from a space ship. They give her water she needs to water her daicon (radish). On her journey to deliver the water, this girl has to fight demons and giant robots.
User Ratings: 215 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 46 votes (sub:29, raw:10, ?:5, dub:2)
 Excellent: 41 votes (sub:27, raw:8, ?:3, dub:2, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
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 Very good: 60 votes (sub:42, raw:11, dub:4, ?:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Good: 46 votes (sub:38, raw:5, dub:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
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 Decent: 14 votes (sub:10, dub:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1)
 So-so: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
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Seen in part or in whole by 374 users, rank: #2392 (of 8452)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.126 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.4589, rank: #422 (of 8542)
Weighted mean: 8.043 (Very good), rank: #444 (of 8542) (seen all: 8.04 / seen some: 8.41)
Bayesian estimate: 8.014 (Very good), rank: #355 (of 6455)
Running time: 6 minutes
Vintage:
1981-08-22 (Daicon III)
1983-08-20 (Daicon IV)
Insert song:
"Twilight" by Electric Light Orchestra (ep 2)
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Trivia: We have 6
Comment:
A series of two animated short films for the 1981 (Daicon III) and 1983 (Daicon IV) Nihon SF Taikai (Japan Science Fiction Conventions) by Daicon Film, which would go on to become Gainax. Aside from featuring cameos by dozens of anime and science fiction characters, the Daicon IV opening sequence features the unauthorized use of the Playboy Bunny uniform and the Electric Light Orchestra song "Twilight".
Because 8mm film copies of Daicon III were sold at the convention, it can be argued that the short film predated Dallos by two years as the first OAV release.
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga
Music:
Bill Conti ("Runaway"; ep 1)
Kitaro ("Noah's Ark"; ep 2)
Koichi Sugiyama ("Life or Death"; ep 1)
Yuji Ohno ("Cosmos Prologue"; ep 1)
Character Design: Takami Akai
Animation Director:
Hideaki Anno
Takami Akai
Key Animation:
Hideaki Anno (ep 1)
Kayoko Nakafuji (ep 2)
Mahiro Maeda (ep 2)
Norifumi Kiyozumi (ep 2)
Takami Akai (ep 1)
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (ep 2)
Theme Song Performance: Electric Light Orchestra
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Japanese companies
Planning:
DAICON 3 Jikkou Iinkai (Daicon III)
DAICON 4 Jikkou Iinkai (Daicon IV)
Production:
DAICON 3 Jikkou Iinkai (Daicon III)
DAICON 4 Jikkou Iinkai (Daicon IV)
Daicon Film (now GAINAX)

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