Parasite Eve Author Conceives Anime Short Depicting Tokyo In 2020

By Ishaan . June 3, 2012 . 3:00pm

This weekend, Japanese broadcaster NHK aired an anime short by Parasite Eve (the book) author, Hideaki Sena, that depicts a Tokyo transformed by the dependency of people on computers in the year 2020.


The short hasn’t been subtitled by anyone yet, but you can watch the original Japanese clip here. Embedding has been disabled, so you’ll need to click the link to check it out.

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  • tubers

    Tawww.. will check it out.. wish it was a PE anime tho xD

    • Neko Kawaii

      Well even though I liked the story I don’t think the anime would have Aya or the games story.

    • PE works better as a CG movie such as RE:Degeneration….

  • Nonsense. The only story to be had in Tokyo in 2020 is humanity trying to survive from SPACE DRAGONS invading Earth!

    • PoweredByHentai

      The most powerful class in Tokyo of 2020 is the HACKER.  So godly awesome.

      • It’s because they’re pretty much exclusively buffers/debuffers, they have high-priority skills, and those actually make a noticeable difference.

        • PoweredByHentai

          Indeed.  Nothing like dropping your enemies’ defense down a notch or two at the start of every combat.  That sort of buff/debuff mechanism should be prioritized in any RPG but sadly often aren’t.

          • If they’ll keep these mechanics, I’m definitely getting “7th Dragon 3” as soon as it comes out; if I don’t have the console, I’ll buy it just for it.

    • Exkaiser

      Space Dragons > Overgrown Tokyo > Lost Shinjuku > Etrian Odyssey.

      The future is bright. Oh-so bright.

    • boundries_san

      T_T Tokyo seems to suffer a lot there.^^

      • Not only Tokyo….Statue of Liberty also had it hard….

    • XiaomuArisu

       I still think that Hatsune Miku is controlling them.

      • boundries_san

        Lolol. Everything is according to Miku’s plan?^^

        • XiaomuArisu

           Great…now im seeing Miku doing the Light yagami-just-like-planned-face.XD

    • Or a nuclear bomb, or SMT, or Devil Survivor 2. 

  • Someone needs to translate and sub this clip, so that my being fail at not having studied any Japanese does not lead me to missing out on this. :)

    Glad to see the guy who wrote Parasite Eve (the book) making new stuff to enjoy. Definitely needed with Squeenix still not making up for 3rd Birthday.

    • kactaplb

      My japanese sucks but here goes. Mako meets up with friend, and talks about her friends computer outlining job simplifying difficult passages, and her test results. Earthquake warning and alert in indonesia and japan. Mother calls saying father has collapsed. At the hospital, father explains his heart defect and says he only has 5 years left to live. Father waxes on about his dream of improving simulation techniques and doing things only he can do with the remainder of his life. Mako is apparently touched her father’s words and studies diligently.

      Cut 1 year and at her new highschool, father calls (presumably from indonesia?) asking how school is and to tells her to study whatever she wants. After being jumped by a new classmate, she asks why Mako entered the school. Mako replies with her dream of doing something only is able to do and computers can’t and future major?(bioethics, etc) on her phone. Cue new classmates and the new robot student who she identity tags with her phone.

      • Thanks for the summary! Subbing the words directly would be best, but ANY context is excellent to have! :)

      • Wow, hopefully someone can invent those stuff….It rocks if I can just directly connect to internet lk AW. Or an AR iPad lk the ones in Robotics;Notes.

  • Keyanf

    GAH! Those faces!

    The girls are awful physical with eachother, but perhaps my googles need maintenance.

    • puchinri

      What’s wrong with the faces? ouo;

  • kactaplb

    that’s the new robot, k makes sense lol, at first was thinking the ol’ nuts and bolts one…
    Other than the robot and glasses, it all seems pretty plausible: Smartphone/Tablet dominated lives, early earthquake warning, heart simulation, face recognition thingy.

  • puchinri

    The animation was nice, and I liked the designs. It was an interesting short~. They should make more. ;u;

  • Is this being subbed yet?

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