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Animation Runner Kuromi


4.2 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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(Sep 09, 2003)
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Product Description

Kuromi just landed her dream job at a famous animation studio, and boy is she in for a rude awakening! It's up to her to finish a hot new cartoon, or fans everywhere will be let down. Will Kuromi's love of cartoons clean up this horrible mess...or make an even bigger one?


Because she grew up watching Louis Monde III, Mikiko "Kuromi" Oguro decided to pursue a career in animation: to her brief delight, she lands a job as "animation runner" (assistant production manager) at Petit Studios. Then the fun begins. With just a week left to go on episode #2 of Time Journeys, only five of the 312 cuts (scenes) in the program have been completed! Kuromi spends the week on fast forward, nagging animators, chasing down artwork, juggling schedules, etc. Director/storyboard artist Akitaroh Diachi punches up the humor by including bits of the show in various stages of completion. This brief (40 minutes) OVA offers a very funny spoof of how studio animation is done, both in Japan and the United States. The more the viewer knows about the process, the more they'll appreciate the jokes. (Unrated: Suitable for ages 10 and up: tobacco use, minor cartoon violence) --Charles Solomon

Special features

  • Interviews with the director
  • Commentary Track
  • Storyboards
  • Featurette on the Animation Process
  • Director's diary

Product details

  • Format: Animated, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Us Manga Corps Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 9, 2003
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0000ACP48
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #236,234 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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