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The Japan Anima(tor)’s Exhibition (日本アニメ(ーター)見本市, otherwise known as Japan Animator Expo) is a collaborative effort between Studio Khara, Dwango, and a host of other animating giants to make a collection of unique short films. Headed by Neon Genesis Evangelion creator and director Hideaki Anno, the goal is to “push the boundaries of what animation can do”— in other words, every short just goes absolutely bonkers. From Stop Motion to old production cels, to crazy music videos and Widgets, the Animator Expo aims to push the envelope and not only deviate from regular Japanese Animation, but to use it as a learning experience in animation experimentation from ideas both new and old.

Interestingly, the Expo is mainly an Internet affair, releasing shorts over a weekly basis. By the end of its run in mid 2015, the Expo released 36 shorts in total, running across multiple anime seasons.

In 2019, the main website shut down; they promised to put the content back up under a new domain, but currently there is no website to point to.

The promotional videos can be found here: PV 1, PV 2, PV 3

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The Dragon Dentist was adapted into a two-episode (movie length when put together) anime in 2017, which includes an edited version of the events of the short as a flashback.


The Japan Animator Expo features the following tropes:

  • Adam and/or Eve: Adam, Eva, and Lilit in Kanón.
  • Adaptation Distillation:
    • Kanón, which skips over Miles' rise to power, the recreation of civilization, and speeds through the characters' interactions by making the cast Motor Mouths.
    • THE ULTRAMAN pretty much breezes through the most important parts of the manga of the same name.
  • After the End: until You come to me. and Bureau of Proto Society take place during one of these.
  • Age Cut: ENDLESS NIGHT has this as a premise, which shows a boy from childhood to adulthood practicing a skating routine until he's shown at a national competition, performing it for real.
  • All-CGI Cartoon: Tokio, Hill Climb Girl, evangelion: Another Impact (confidential), Rapid Rogue, Neon Genesis IMPACTS, and Cassette Girl.
  • All Just a Dream: At the end of 20 min. Walk, it turns out that the entire short was a nightmare of the heroine.
  • All There in the Manual: The characters' names and motivations are usually found in the production art found on each video's page.
  • The Aloner: Kami-sama from GIRL.
  • Always Identical Twins: The hitmen in Comedy Skit 1989. Their wives, too.
  • And I Must Scream: Those who can't accept the hazards presented by their job in The Dragon Dentist become part of the dragon's teeth.
  • Animated Adaptation: The Diary of Ochibi, Gridman, Obake-Chan, Kanón, Ibuseki Yoruni, Memoirs, and Ultraman.
  • Animated Music Video: ME!ME!ME!, I can friday by Day!, tomorrow from there, Endless Night, and GIRL. Gridman and Ragnarok to a lesser extent fit this as well.
  • Animation Bump. While several of the shorts can have this, standouts include Gridman, Iconic Field, Nishiogikubo, Hammerhead, The Ultraman, Ragnarok, Robot on the Road and ME!ME!ME!.
    • This served as the point of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko & Ichiro Itano: Collection of key Animation Films, which showcased animation of the two animators from Mobile Suit Gundam (and its movie trilogy), a series otherwise known for its rather primitive-looking animation.
  • An Arm and a Leg: The female protagonist of Carnage lost her arm as a young girl, around the same time her father was killed by the resident Mafia for not paying his debts.
  • Arc Symbol: Ibuseki Yoruni uses fireworks.
  • Artificial Human: Everyone but Adam in Kanón.
  • Art Shift: While applicible for the series as a whole due to its episodic nature, Diary of Ochibi runs on this. Since it takes place during the four seasons, each segment is animated in a material representative of that season. Spring's segment is animated on a Bento, Summer's is on a series of fans, Fall is done entirely with leaves, and Winter is animated on a series of cups.
  • Art-Style Dissonance: I can Friday by Day! details a war for an important alloy and the poor relations between two opposing factions... shown in a deformed art style highly reminiscent of Sushio's other design works like Kill la Kill and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.
  • As the Good Book Says...: The priest from Carnage is quoting Psalm 23:4 throughout his confrontation with the One-armed Woman.
  • Apocalypse How: On a Planetary scale in Kanón, courtesy of Adam.
  • Aside Glance: At the very end of Bureau of Proto Society, the leader of the Bureau gives one of these to the audience when he sees the beginning of an anime opening, in what is supposed to be "an actual clip of the world outside".
  • Bait-and-Switch: Bureau of Proto Society introduces us to a meeting on a future society's leaders recovering old items and archives in the wake of the end of the world, in order to gather information on life before the fall. They begin by talking about how humans always found themselves warring against each other... until it gets to concept art of a fictional Humongous Mecha. What they actually found was a rather large amount of science fiction, and based their conjectures off of those.
    • At the end of the short, a rebel leader hijacks the visual feed of the station and shows all the inhabitants a video of what life actually looks like beyond their apocalypse shelter. At first, the camera lingers on a lush, grassy field with a flower in the foreground. ... and then cuts to a girl with a distinctly anime influenced design with long magenta hair looking at the sky, which then reveals the logo to an anime and the opening song.
  • Balloonacy: Bubu gets around like this for most of her short film. Works in her favor since she's so short.
  • Bedsheet Ghost: Obake-chan. Her sister and even her cat count as well.
  • The Berserker: Hammerhead is this all the way. After being turned into an immortal fighting machine, he goes into his brawls swinging until he's set to regenerate again.
  • Blood Knight: Hammerhead fights for two reasons: to fight, and to to find an opponent that can match and finally kill him. He also has a third, less talked about reason, but a lot of people don't know that one. Not even his daughter, until the end.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: The two twin hitmen from Comedy Skit 1989 do this, with the younger twin as the Boke, and the older twin as the Tsukkomi.
  • Breast Expansion: Being struck by lightning and obtaining a Super Mushroom cause Obake-chan to abruptly gain a noticeable bust, much to her delight.
  • The Cameo: ME!ME!ME! features Rei, Asuka, Misato, and Mari among Shuu-chan's figure collection.
    • Shuu-chan and Hana-chan themselves show up near the end of GIRL.
  • Claimed by the Supernatural: Anyone who puts on the enchanted red shoes in Bubu and Bubulina gains long legs and sprouts a large black bow on their heads.
  • Clingy MacGuffin: The red shoes in Bubu and Bubulina.
  • Compilation Movie: The Season 1 shorts were strung together into a film, along with a sneak preview of 3 of the Season 3 shorts (Hammerhead, Comedy Skit 1989, and Bubu & Bubulina).
  • Creator Cameo: The end of Cassette Girl briefly shows Hideaki Anno floating in a vat a la Rei before cutting to a closeup of his face as he wakes up.
  • Creator Thumbprint: Humongous Mecha and Kaiju, putting Otaku and fanservice tendencies in a negative light, and limited animation.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Obake-chan.
  • Dance Party Ending: YAMADELOID.
  • Death Seeker: The titular Hammerhead.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Tokio ends in the eponymous hero befriending the monster that has been killing the other planetary guardians.
  • Deranged Animation: There's more than a few examples, but Tokio manages to have several different flavors in one short video.
  • Dies Wide Open: The heroine in The Dragon Dentist during a vision shown in the Dragon's teeth, the priest in Carnage, and Shuu-chan in ME!ME!ME! during his Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Disney Acid Sequence: ME!ME!ME!.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: During the battle against the Media Police in Cassette Girl, the eponymous hero mentions that she uses old "Beta type" media like cassettes and old anime because she wants to take what she gets from them and apply that to the future... which sounds surprisingly much like the mission statement of the entire Animator Expo.
  • Downer Beginning AND Downer Ending: Shuu-chan in ME!ME!ME! begins and ends the short staring off at the wall in a depressed state, surrounded by Anime merchandise. It's only later on in the story when you find out why he's such a sad mess.
    • Ibuseki Yoruni ends with the revolution for freedom failing and Susumu's death.
    • Neon Genesis IMPACTS ends with Izumi and Ayako moving away as they said they would and the friend that stayed, Haruka, sitting alone while an Angel battle takes place. She's eventually crushed underneath the rubble.
  • Dying Alone: Heartrendingly so in Neon Genesis IMPACTS, when Haruka is crushed underneath the rubble from an Angel attack while she thinks about her friends and her old band.
  • Dying Dream: Right before Susumu dies, he sees a vision of Mirai waiting for him on a balcony, and comes to her.
  • Easily Forgiven: The monster from Tokio. See Defeat Means Friendship.
  • Eaten Alive: ME!ME!ME! ends with Shuu-chan being killed by HANA and the Meme clones. Also works as a handy Visual Pun, as his guilt and depression is literally eating him alive.
  • The Ending Changes Everything: See Once More, with Clarity! below.
  • Everything's Even Worse with Sharks: Machspeed. A Hot-Blooded, insatiable hardhead who causes more troubles than he solves.
  • Everything Is an iPod in the Future: The setting of Bureau of Proto Society, going had in hand with the Ascetic Aesthetic of post-apocalyptic society.
  • Everyone Laughs Ending: Kanón has a particularly cruel version of this: The joke in this case is the idea that Adam and Ego ever had any real power in the way the world shaped up.
  • Exact Words: One of the twin hitmen in Comedy Skit 1989 mention that he got his wife pregnant, and adds that they're twins. The wives, not the babies.
  • Fake Pregnancy: The twin wives from Comedy Skit 1989 do this to one of the hitmen in order to reap the benefits from his raid on the mafia, and then escape to the islands in order to evade capture. The hitman and his brother on the other hand are stuck in the middle of nowhere.
  • Fan Disservice: ME!ME!ME! hits hard with this. Nearly naked girls climbing over you? Great! Nearly naked girls trying to cannibalize you and shoot you down with their bare breasts? Not so great.
  • Freak Out: In GIRL, Kami-sama has a particularly nasty one when she sees a very unusually happy and very much together Shuu-chan and Hana-chan in front of her.
  • From a Single Cell: Hammerhead can be revived from any part of him that's still intact- meaning even he's been blown to bits, he's still conscious enough for doctors to apply the needed charge to start the regenerative process.
  • Full-Circle Revolution: The nationalist party in Ibuseki Yoruni wasn't very happy to see that Gakuto Komagane, the current Prime Minister whom they had pushed to get into office, didn't change much about their situation at all.
  • Future Imperfect: Bureau of Proto Society is built on this trope.
  • Ghibli Hills: Hill Climb Girl places Hanako's school on one.
  • Girl Group: The crew of "IMPACTS".
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Right before Neon Genesis IMPACTS ends, the camera cuts to black as the only staying member of IMPACTS is crushed underneath the rubble of an Angel battle.
  • Gratuitous Italian: Carnage, fitting for its Spaghetti Western roots.
  • Groin Attack: Susumu gets castrated early on in Ibuseki Yoruni after being caught rebelling against the government.
  • Handicapped Badass: The one-armed woman in Carnage.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: The soldiers piloting the Mobile-Suit Human in I can Friday by Day!. Some of the characters in SEX and VIOLENCE with MACHSPEED.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: All Bubu can do is summon balloons from her little pump. However, she can summon them at any size, and she generally uses them for anything height related, from reaching tall places to being able to float. She can even make them into a live audience!
  • Here We Go Again!:
    • The ending of ME!ME!ME! loops back to the beginning.
    • Robot on the Road ends with the titular robot being kicked out of the woman's RV, and being forced to hitchhike again. Though this one is more his own fault for being a Peeping Tom.
  • Homage: Comedy Skit 1989 is one to Showa-era comedy acts.
  • Hope Spot: Near the end of Rapid Rogue, even though Tomoe is sent to the rendezvous point while Harukaze decides to stay and fight the remaining enemy soldiers , he pulls through before his surviving party members leave the premises. He comes to the rendezvous point, wounded, but alright, and everything seems to be going well... until a surviving enemy soldier comes from behind and harpoons him in the neck.
  • Hero Killer: Jackal from "The Ultraman", who's hunting down the Ultra Brothers. However, he's only strong enough to outmatch them one on one. When faced with all of them (resurrected by Zoffy) at once, he's annihilated.
  • Hotter and Sexier: ME!ME!ME! compared to everything else. With such highlights as a multitude of barely-dressed girls doing a lapdance for our hero and changing into even less clothes when they turn evil, how could this not be sexual?
    • GIRL, a short made by the same director ( and taking place at some point in ME!ME!ME!'s timeline) follows suit, with a very sexually suggestive female lead wandering around and turning girls into naked plant monsters.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Sort of the point of Kanón. Despite Adam's efforts to create a better, less Crapsack World, the new humans he and Ego have created become enemies and start waging bloody warfare on each other.
  • Humongous Mecha: Ragnarok is about three of these from Japan, Russia and the US getting into an all-out brawl with one another.
    • A given for the Evangelion, Gundam and Patlabor focused shorts due to their source material.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The heavily injured squirrel alien in "I can Friday by Day!" takes a hail of enemy gunfire for the MC in order to buy him some more time to re-position and fire his canon.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: In Act 3 of GIRL, this seems to be the reason behind Kami-sama's Freak Out after seeing Shuu and Hana from ME!ME!ME!.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: 20 min. Walk has this as its premise, with the heroine suffering a shrinking spell and running into trouble with a cockroach.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: YAMADELOID with Koichi Yamadera.
  • Insert Song: “Asia no Kaizoku”/“Asian Pirates” in YAMADELOID, and “Hill Climb Girl” for Hill Climb Girl.
  • In Medias Res: Rapid Rogue plays out like this, starting the short in the middle of an operation to rescue Master Hateruma from the enemy's stronghold.
  • Irony: Cassette Girl's stance on embracing old media and methods is animated using the very modern technique of 3D CGI.
  • Karma Houdini: Comedy Skit 1989 has the twin wives make off with the Yakuza's cash while dumping the two hitmen off the side of the road.
  • Last Kiss: Between Izumi and fellow IMPACTS member Haruka before she has to move away, just to have something to remember her by. It's implied that this will also be Haruka's last kiss with anyone.
  • Living MacGuffin: I can Friday by Day! has the Ikemeshium ore hidden in a human boy.
  • Limited Animation: Obake-chan.
  • Locked Room Mystery: Three Fallen Witnesses has this with a twist- while they are trying to solve the mystery, they're using the DNA of items found at the scene to experience it as it happens.
  • Lucky Charms Title: Anima(tor) Expo.
  • Luminescent Blush: Hill Climb Girl ends in one after Takano asks Hanako to see bikes with him another day.
  • The Mafia: Carnage has these as the main antagonists.
  • Male Gaze: Cassette Girl has a lot of shots of the eponymous character's butt after she exits San-kun a little ways into the short.
  • Mascot: Tor-kun, a stick figure with the "tor" part of Animator as his face. He even gets a Distaff Counterpart (based on the English logo) in one of the fanmade intros.
  • Meaningful Name: Mirai discusses the trope's usage between her and the protagonist Susumu (Future and Forward, respectively) in Ibuseki Yoruni.
  • Mobile-Suit Human: I Can Friday by Day! has two of these as the main characters.
  • Mood Whiplash: The dramatic silence and sad tone of the death of YAMADELOID's love interest is inter cut by the awesome final battle between the eponymous hero and the villain, and then eventually by the bombastic and completely happy tone of the end, in which the whole thing was revealed to be an elaborate stage show for one of YAMADELOID's performances.
  • Mostly Lowercase Letters: until You come to me.
  • Motor Mouth: Machspeed in SEX & VIOLENCE with MACHSPEED. Everyone in Kanón.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Hill Climb Girl. Biking to school has never been so awesome.
  • Mundane Utility: An electrical Kaijuu is used to power an entire city in Power Plant no. 33. At least, until somebody decided to wake it up.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The Meme clones from ME!ME!ME! and Kami-sama from GIRL.
  • Naked People Are Funny: 20 min Walk.
  • Name and Name (with Name): SEX and VIOLENCE with MACHSPEED.
    • For a more straightforward example, Bubu and Bubulina.
  • No Name Given: A good portion of characters in the series.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: The eponymous hero of YAMADELOID. Part android, part samurai, part enka singer, all awesome.
  • Not So Different: Ego, despite being a little more geared towards Power than Adam, none the less has the exact amount of control over his environment that Adam has. That is to say, while they can make more people, they have no real power over what they do.
  • Officially Shortened Title: Nishiogikubo for 20 min Walk.
  • Once a Season:
    • Every season features a short connected to ME!ME!ME! in some shape or form.
      • Season 1: Introduces the short.
      • Season 2: A remix of the song, with slightly less trippy visuals to match.
      • Season 3: Introduces "GIRL", a short directed by the same director (Hibiki Yoshizaki) with music by Daoko. ME!ME!ME! is also brought back for a week on the Animator Expo website.
    • Any shorts related to the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion also follow this pattern:
      • Season 1: until You come to me. and evangelion: Another Impact are released.
      • Season 2: The Making-Of video of evangelion: Another Impact is released.
      • Season 3: Neon Genesis IMPACTS is released.
  • Once More, with Clarity!: ME!ME!ME! pulls this by looping the end to just after the opening, providing a very silent And You Were There for his entire room and showing why he was stuck like that in the first place.
  • On the Next: Each episode preview has either Koichi Yamadera or Megumi Hayashibara voice Tor-kun before showing off the next episode's Title Card.
  • Otaku: Shuu-chan from ME!ME!ME! has a room decked out with standard otaku merch. The video goes into lengths to show how he uses it to escape the guilt he feels over dumping his girlfriend.
  • Overly Long Title: 20 min Walk.
  • Pilot Movie: Downplayed in the case of ENDLESS NIGHT. Though it doesn't share any characters with Yuri!!! on Ice, both were directed by Sayo Yamamoto and feature obvious aesthetic & thematic ties.
  • Pokémon Speak: Bubulina's little sister Bubu can only speak in her own name.
  • The Peeping Tom: What the Robot from Robot on the Road was really trying to do. It turns out that he hitchhikes with various pretty women and tries to take good shots of them in order to post about a(n imaginary) sex journey on his blog.
  • Pun-Based Title: Once you space out the pronounciation of the series title by the parentheses, it sounds like Anime-tor — anime and their animators — both aspects of which the expo is meant to showcase.
  • Punny Name: The rare crystal in I can Friday by Day! is called Ikemeshium. It's hidden in an Ikemen Mobile-Suit Human.
  • Real Trailer, Fake Movie: Iconic Field was designed in the style of one, according to the short's director.
  • Retired Badass: The Mafia group that killed the One-armed Woman's father in Carnage.
  • Revenge: The main point of Carnage.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: ME!ME!ME! has Shuu-chan go on one after he remembers his ex-girlfriend, and the one-armed woman in Carnage starts one after her father was killed.
  • Serious Business: Biking in Hill Climb Girl.
  • Shared Universe: I can Friday by Day!! is subtly revealed to take place in the same universe as FLCL, shown by the presence of a Medical Mechanica building in the background.
    • GIRL and ME!ME!ME! are revealed to share a universe near the end of the former.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Bubu and Bubulina borrows some elements from the fairy tale "The Red Shoes", in which the shoes' wearer are set to dance for eternity until exhaustion (and eventually, death).
    • There's a parody poster for Full Metal Jacket in "I can Friday by Day!"
    • Some of the "Archive footage" shown in Bureau of Proto Society looks like something straight out of Mad Max.
    • From Obake-chan:
    • Cassette Girl, being an ode to old media, is stuffed full of these. Most of them go by fast.
      • San-kun, the power armor shaped like the classic Starship Troopers model mixed with a Zaku and a Ninja Turtle (including pizza missiles), has, among other things, a Cookie Cat sticker and the P! logo on his right arm. Some of the decals are positioned like the buttons on Asuka's hat in her 3.0 look.
      • The titular Cassette Girl, Anno Yuri (Anno + Anne Yuri), starts with a body suit and helmet modeled after the Ultra Garrison uniform. When she gets her latest transformation from an old video cassette, she gains a bunny suit, flies around on a hoverboard, and fights things off with a laser sword. This, coupled with her bright pink (bordering on red) hair, makes her look like a dead ringer for the protagonist of the Daikon 4 opening short— one of the first two shorts done by Studio Gainax that put them on the map. Which also turns San-kun into a call-back. The unique parts to her outfit being the equipment shaped after old media players (laserdisc dial shield, betamax wrist guard, etc.) and the bow tie changed to a pointy pair of shades.
      • The Media Police robot has a lot of Gunbuster and Optimus Prime jutting out of its cop motif.
      • The animators went out of their way to give every cassette a cover based on actual film and anime covers. See how many you can recognize!
      • Speaking of cassettes, the short's logo is modeled off the covers of Sony Dynamicron video tapes.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Bubu and Bubulina from the short of the same name. Bubu is petite, colorful, has enormous pigtails, can only say her name, and is a kind, thoughtful person. Her older sister Bubulina on the other hand is tall, keeps her hair hidden, wears all black, is rude and selfish, and can speak full sentences to others.
  • Silent Credits: Neon Genesis IMPACTS rolls the credits while Haruka is taking shelter from the Angel attack going on outside. The only noises made are that of the crumbling ceiling and the muffled sounds of buildings crashing. Then we hear the sound of the building caving in. End film.
  • Slice of Life: Tomorrow from there.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: A recorder cover of "Komm, süsser Tod" plays during the credits of Obake-chan.
  • Stealth Sequel:
    • Gridman ends up being a continuation of the old series, with the one of the former antagonists, Takeshi Todo, taking up the mantle as the new Gridman.
    • Stealth Prequel, depending on how the end of "GIRL" is interpreted. What we do know is that Kami-sama sees Hana-chan and Syuu-chan together at the end, which makes Kami-sama spiral into a depression.
  • Stop Motion: The Diary of Ochibi was made like this.
  • Spaghetti Western: Carnage.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Syu-chan" or "Shuu-chan" for the protagonist of ME!ME!ME!.
  • The Stoic: The One-armed Woman from Carnage and Kami-sama from GIRL, at least, until Hana-chan and Syuu-chan show up.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: Neon Genesis IMPACTS, big time. What by all means and accounts is a Slice of Life story set in the Evangelion universe with a Girl Group as the focus suddenly ends with Haruka sitting alone with her head buried in her knees as an Angel attack ensues. The short doesn't show anything afterwards, but it's strongly implied that she didn't survive the attack.
  • Sword In The Stone: Parodied in Obake-chan. She manages to pull out three Excaliburs on separate occasions (Two in a vending machine even), with King Arthur and crew never seeming to get any luck.
  • Take That!: Neon Genesis IMPACTS may be one to idol anime, or halfway between this and a deconstruction, what with the tragic juxtaposition of the idols' attempts to have fun within Evangelion's cosmic horror setting, and the explicit depiction of kissing between the girls. It's certainly the kind of genre that Anno would be likely to criticize.
  • Talking with Signs: God in Kanón uses a variant of this: he talks with Walls of Text.
  • Tears of Joy: At the end of 20 min Walk, the heroine cries some of these after the cockroach that had been terrorizing her in her dreams finally gets swatted by her boyfriend.
  • Temporary Online Content: The shorts eventually got taken down some time after the season in which they debuted ended, with only a few shorts coming back onto the site if there was an event happening that was related to one of them. You can still watch them online, invokedif you know where to look.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: Obake-chan features the "P_222_demo" theme during one of the Eyecatch gags.
  • Tragic Dream: Susumu wants to make a future in which he and his fellow Japanese citizens can live peacefully in the Greater Asian Federation. For all of his efforts, he's shot by the very same person he had gotten into office, and ends up on the ruined smoggy ground outside, watching as no real change got done.
  • Trivial Title: 20 min. Walk's title oddly gives a description of the plot's location rather than the plot itself.
  • 20 Minutes into the Future: tomorrow from there.
  • Unfinished Business: In Bubu and Bubulina, Audrey possesses the shoes so she can finally get to dance in front of the audience she never performed for before her death.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: The twin girls from Comedy Skit 1989. They convinced the hitmen to gun down the Yakuza and steal their money, and as soon as they're far enough away, the girls take the money and bolt for the islands. the hitmen are strung up and beaten for their trouble.
  • The Voiceless: GOD(?) in Kanón.
  • Wall of Text: A recurring motif in Kanón. God himself even communicates with Adam through them.
  • Wham Line: From "The Ultraman" during the Final Battle:
    "Melos": M87 Beam!
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Hammerhead's regenerative powers cause him to be reckless when fighting enemies. Ultimately, he's just looking for something that can put him to rest once and for all.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Shows up in several shorts.
  • You Killed My Father: The One-armed Woman's motivation for revenge in Carnage.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Susumu and his fellow nationalists try to bring revolution to the Greater Asian Federation (nee. Japan), but the government they're going up against only sees it as a nuisance and a threat.

Alternative Title(s): Japan Animators Exhibition, Animator Expo


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