Roujin-Z (1991)

Roujin-Z (1991)





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In this Japanese animated science-fiction adventure, an elderly man receives a special robot which will act as his caregiver. While the robot does fine at first, there's one catch -- when the old man's violent impulses rise to the surface, the machine begins to mirror them.
Action & Adventure , Animation , Art House & International , Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Allan Wenger
as Terada
Toni Barry
as Haruko
Ian Thompson
as Kijuro Takazawa
Graydon Gould
as Minagawa
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Critic Reviews for Roujin-Z

All Critics (2)

A brilliantly demented anime masterpiece.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Roujin-Z


If you thought Akira was a little on the weird side, then you've seen nothing yet. Roujin Z is just as bizarrely entertaining as their last film, even if it doesn't have as interesting characters.

Todd Anderson
Todd Anderson

I'm a little disappointed with myself that, after watching an anime with such a unique and promising premise like Roujin Z, I didn't really enjoy it. I can barely explain why, either. The three thoughts I had that stuck with me after the movie were, in order, "This is trying way too hard", "What the hell is going on?" and "...that's it?" This is the first time that I've never liked a movie and couldn't quantify the reasons in words. Maybe I was just disappointed in it, after reading a few generally positive reviews and then expecting a lot more than I got out of it. Who knows.

Drew Smith
Drew Smith

Super Reviewer

This is a shining star of a movie among the films by Katsuhiro Otomo. As a fan of all of Katsuhiro's works, I really like this movie. The plot is entertaining and fun, the artwork is gorgeous and so very smooth. (Watch Memories by Katsuhiro, the second episode "Stink Bomb" may look familiar...) Overall, I love this movie, it is outstanding in the anime industry.

Rodney Wilder
Rodney Wilder

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