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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: 223 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 46 votes (sub:29, raw:10, ?:5, dub:2)
 Excellent: 47 votes (sub:34, raw:7, ?:3, dub:2, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 61 votes (sub:44, raw:10, dub:4, ?:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Good: 47 votes (sub:38, raw:5, dub:1, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Decent: 14 votes (sub:10, dub:2, raw:1, edit.dub: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 390 users, rank: #2527 (of 9611)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.143 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.4415, rank: #435 (of 9744)
Weighted mean: 8.058 (Very good), rank: #479 (of 9744) (seen all: 8.05 / seen some: 8.40)
Bayesian estimate: 8.024 (Very good), rank: #359 (of 7313)
Running time: 6 minutes
1981-08-22 (Daicon III)
1983-08-20 (Daicon IV)
Insert song:
"Hold On Tight" by Electric Light Orchestra (ep 2)
"Noah's Ark" by Kitaro (ep 2)
"Runaway" by Bill Conti (ep 1)
"Twilight" by Electric Light Orchestra (ep 2)
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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
Bill Conti ("Runaway"; ep 1)
Kitaro ("Noah's Ark"; ep 2)
Kōichi Sugiyama ("Life or Death"; ep 1)
Yuji Ohno ("Cosmos Prologue, Epilogue"; 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)
Songwriting: Jeff Lynne ("Twilight", "Hold On Tight")
Theme Song Performance: Electric Light Orchestra
Japanese companies
DAICON 3 Jikkou Iinkai (Daicon III)
DAICON 4 Jikkou Iinkai (Daicon IV)
DAICON 3 Jikkou Iinkai (Daicon III)
DAICON 4 Jikkou Iinkai (Daicon IV)
Daicon Film (now GAINAX)

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