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Festival Year Festival Section
2011 The Birth of Anime: Pioneers of Japanese Animation

Alternative Title 1 [Un giorno dopo cento anni]
Alternative Title 2 [A Day after a Hundred Years]
Alternative Title 3
Country Japan
Release Date 1933
Production Co.
Director Shigeji Ogino

Format   Speed (fps)
35mm   16
Footage   Time
655 ft.   11'

Archive Source National Film Center, Tokyo
Print Notes Didascalie in giapponese, sottotitoli in inglese / Japanese intertitles, with English subtitles.

Other Credits
anim., prod: Shigeji Ogino
Other Information
Program Notes
Described by Akira Tochigi as an “existentialist sci-fi animation”, this prophetic film features the filmmaker himself as the protagonist. He is killed in a world war in 1942, a decade after the film was made, but a descendant of his restores his spirit to life in 2032, in a Japan where Tokyo has been renamed “Central City”. The future capital’s visual resemblance to the urban milieu depicted by Fritz Lang in Metropolis (1927) is arguably another fairly accurate prophecy! This remarkable film concludes by sending its protagonist on an ill-fated trip to Mars. -- ALEXANDER JACOBY & JOHAN NORDSTRÖM