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For Pandy and Retro, waking up naked with amnesia wasn't the high point of their day. While going on a crime spree, the duo are captured and sent to the infamous Dead Leaves, a notorious prison where the baddest of the bad are sent. Using the bathroom is a chore, eating is force fed and escape seems impossible -- but is it? Join Pandy, Retro, the drill endowed Chinko Drill and a gang of inmates as they plot their escape from the hell that is Dead Leaves!

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Hiroyuki IMAISHI Character Design
Hiroyuki IMAISHI Director
Katsuji MORISHITA Producer

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Dead Leaves sothis 7.3/10 Dec 30, 2004

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FLCL

FLCL

Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...

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sothis
Clearly, Dead Leaves is a lot like FLCL and vice versa. Dead Leaves even manages to shame FLCL as far as weird animation, but both are VERY high octane in general.
noisymouse
Similar slick animation style, similar craziness, and despite the insanity, a similar sense of a plot after everything is all said and done. Dead Leaves is meant for a bit more mature of an audience, but still, definately an obvious recommendation.
SirNiXXon
Dead Leaves and FLCL match in the frantic rhythm permeating both. The wild animation and fast paced storytelling in FLCL, along with lots of non-sense and distorted humour, will certainly please most people who liked Dead Leaves. They cannot be compared in depth, though, since, even if having an interesting story, Dead Leaves is as shallow as it can be, when put side-by-side with FLCL.
hurin

These are similar in their fast pacing, crazy action scenes and animation style.

FLCL is by far superiour to Dead Leaves. The latter will often use shock value for the sake of shock value but the action scenes alone are enough to warrant a look.

styln

Both Dead Leaves and FLCL are incredibly crazy series. The art style differs greatly but they are both are fast paced and some times confusing. They also have that same sort of humor, if you liked one check out the other.

vernanonix

Craziness runs rampent as space outlaws run wild. Both these anime are wild, silly, and just a bit promiscurous. Each has a large amount of laughs as well as some great fights. They both even have, yes it's true, TV-headed sidekicks.

featheredfear

Both have a weird funky feel and wacky story line. There is an odd spacy edge to each of these. FLCL has a slight more seriousness then Dead Leaves which tries more to be crazzy. If you liked one, in my opinion you should check out the other.

wickedshizuku

OH THE INSANITY!!!!

These are the most random anime I have ever seen. The stedaly moving plot twists have you thinking 'WTF?!' Dead Leaves and FLCL have original music that matches the scenes perfectly. They are not that long; so if you don't have much time before bed it's perfect. I know if you love random Mindf**k animes you'll love these two.

chii

Both are extreamly weird, have a quite unusual/unique animation style, and have lots of randomness at every turn. If you liked one you should like the other. Leave your brain turned off.

Japkid

FLCL and Dead Leaves are similar in animation and the exaggerated story and fast paced action that it holds. They both also use alot of humor, but one thing that is different from FLCL and Dead Leaves is the depth in story since FLCL is spread across 6 eps. while Dead Leaves is just one OVA.

Laughy

Obviously if you enjoy either of these fantastically random enigmas, you have a thing for nonsense, and i'm sure you're wondering where to go more. If that's the case, you'll love both of these shows.

LxTrix

Crazy. Maddness. Random. Those are things these two have in common. You won't truly understand what's going on until the near end and even then you still don't truly understand. They both have great scenes that'll make you ask yourself, what?

Rhesian

I didn't think I'd find something as intensely nuts as FLCL until I watched Dead Leaves.  Both have over-the-top, cartoonish, crude violence sprinkled with vulgar innuendo with a basic framework of a story to keep it all together.

77120

same fast story line and style, dead leaves is even more wicked than FLCL

there also both from the same Director Imaishi Hiroyuki

Tangelax

Dead Leaves is FLCL with 3/4ths the plot, every character is Haruko on crack and it's at twice the speed. Still really fun to watch and if you like the zaniness of FLCL you'll really like Dead Leaves and vice versa.

SkulkerZX

Both FLCL and Dead Leaves operate at an incredible pace. The art styles aren't hugely different, and both series involve insane levels of mindf**k

RedCrossRobbery

FLCL and Dead Leaves have so much in common, it's almost terrifying! FLCL follows an actual storyline (although confusing) whereas Dead Leaves just... doesn't... They are both RIDICULOUS animes, focused around hilarious awkward humor, fantastic artwork, and strange characters. If you like one, you'd like the other.

MugiwaraMarius

Both FLCL and Dead leaves share a breakneck pace and convoluted plots. Both these shows are very playful, never taking themselves too seriously. FLCL and Dead Leaves also have a crazy roster of character that are completely absurd, yet very entertaining.

AmyInWonderland

Dead Leaves was like FLCL times about 10. Complete craziness. The voices seemed alike. And there is another TV head in this one. :-)

HasseRovdjur

Both titles are full of action-packed escapades, innuendo, busy animation and crude humour. FLCL has plot and more focus on the characters while Dead Leaves is more about the action.

Thrawn

Lunacy laced with crack, PCP and pure distilled craziness. Sensory overload with visuals, symbolism for FLCL and sheer violence and perversion for Dead Leaves but either one will rattle your brain with the insanity within and the randomness of everything that happens onscreen.

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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

When there's something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? No, not the Ghostbusters. Call on Panty & Stocking, the two fallen angels Heaven-sent to clear the surface world of Ghosts – creatures spawned from mortals who met gruesome deaths. At least, that's what they'd like you to think. In reality, they're gun-toting, sword-wielding femmes fatales who lay waste not only to the evil of Daten City, but to all its bachelors and candy treats too. With a healthy dollop of collateral damage and full-frontal nudity, they always manage to save the day. If they can be bothered, that is...

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chii

Both anime are fast paced, full of action, and random interesting visuals. Tis a treat for the eyes for sure. They both share very crude humour. P&S adds in sexual humour where Dead Leaves is just plain crude. If you enjoyed one you'll probably appreciate the other.

sothis

Dead Leaves and Panty & Stocking combine a unique mix of horrible visuals with crudeness and ass kicking. Fans of one will definitely appreciate the other.

speedyturtle4

Both animes display unique deformed art styles and share a similar sense of pacing and over the top outrageous wackiness. They also both share a pension for crude humor.

hurin

Similar animation style and fast paced action from start to finish. Both feature ecchi content and are aimed at an adult audience.

punkypoison

Both anime are very crude, and have similar animation. They both share a fast paced, and slightly pointless story line. If you enjoyed one of these two anime you are sure to like the other. 

HasseRovdjur

Both anime are crude (especially Panty & Stocking), filled with action, bizarre turn of events and interesting visuals. If you liked one you should do yourself a favour and check out the other.

Nicknames

Both anime are practically identical. They both share the same crazy visuals, the crude humor, and are fast-paced and full of action. If you liked one you should check the other.

Thrawn

Action, violence, crude humor, sex jokes, sound effects on parade, more violence and crude comedy, crosses the line more than seven times and eventually blows it up. Crazy and off the wall, neither are for the faint of heart or prudes and loads of property depreciation throughout as the carnage piles up.

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Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill

Ryuuko Matoi is a fiery, feisty girl on a vengeful mission: she’ll find her father’s murderer at all costs, with only a giant red scissor blade as a clue to the villain’s whereabouts. Using the item as a weapon, she fights her way into the terrifying Honnouji Academy to track down a lead, unaware that the institute is brutally governed by a student council that’s anything but ordinary. Wielding special “Goku uniforms”, the group, led by president Satsuki, uses superpowers to keep the student body in check - but things are about to change now that Ryuuko’s in town!

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sothis

Dead Leaves and Kill la Kill share many things in common: crazily over the top visuals, frenetic action, strangely crude character designs and an extremely similar feel. Dead Leaves is the far more abstract of the two but I can easily see that they'd appeal to the same audience.

ZetsubouKaiji

High energy, fast paced, often comedic action that never lets up. Both these show can be very random, literally anything could happen at any second. One part Loony Toons, one part epic action, all parts insane. If you're looking for something with action that never lets up then you can't go wrong with either of these anime.

HasseRovdjur

While they have just about nothing in common when it comes to plot, both are filled to the brim with awesomely unrelenting action and antics, which I'm sure would interest any fan. They also look rather similar, with over the top character designs and whacky animation. Dead Leaves has a more convoluted plot and bizarre happenings, but Kill la Kill is far from straightforward.

Naga

With over the top action, bizarre visuals and very fast pace, these two represent one another quite well. Both shows sceem of energy at all time, and fans who liked the funky style in one will definitely enjoy it in other one. 

Thrawn

Crazy, fast, frentic and balls-to-the-wall action with a feast of ham and more ludicrous action that only escalates as they go on. Fun and with nary a breath taken before it starts up again, both are all about a relentless visual action-packed experience that is all about riding a machinegun-toting motorcycle at breakneck speeds while explosions occur all around you.

And Dead Leaves is the more explicit of the two, with a tad more sexual innuendo (Mostly of the male kind) but nonetheless, both are all about the action with barely a hint of logic behind the carnage.

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Redline

Redline
  • Movie (1 ep x 101 min)
  • 2009

In a time where hover cars reign supreme and wheeled vehicles are a thing of the past, one group of dedicated speedsters aim for the ultimate goal: to compete in the notorious "Redline" race. In a no-holds-barred battle where anything goes from nitro boosters to all-out warfare and dirty tactics, competitors must be prepared for anything. Having lost out in the qualifying Yellowline race, "Sweet" JP finally gets the chance to participate in Redline as a substitute. However, with his car requiring a total rebuild, the Roboworld government using all their military might to prevent the race from happening, and host of the universe’s best racers – including the beautiful Sonoshee Maclaren – to contend with, can JP go for glory and take the checkered flag?

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valondar

Bizzare, ugly, weird, brassy, kickass, in-one's-face anime titles. Think there's nothing quite like what you just watched? Enjoy some more of the same. Redline's animation is more eye-popping, and Dead Leaves is far more strongly skewed to potty humour but they feel fairly similar.

chii

If you want action and some amazing unique animation to follow check these 2 titles out. Dead Leaves is a little strange humour wise where Redline is all about speed and the race but both have a similar feel that will pull you in and take you for a wild ride.

HasseRovdjur

Both movies are chockfull of attitude and cool visuals. The animation styles are very similar: both are cartoony and use stark shading to great effect. Redline has more plot and better animation, but both are very similar (and unique) and are fun, action-packed romps.

Fargo

Both of these movies have extreme visuals that are quirky and flashy with bounds of zany characters and over-the-top action mixed in. Dead Leaves is a lot more crude, though both feature main characters who'll do what they want the way they want to. Fans of one should enjoy the other and should brace for the inevitable blood pumping.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?

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katsujinken

I never thought I would see a day where I would recommend a 'super robot' genre anime to someone, but there is a very very special reason: the director of Gurren Lagann is the same Hiroyuki Imaishi who directs Dead Leaves.

Don't misunderstand me, Gurren Lagann is commercially oriented in a way which Dead Leaves isn't, but the series is strewn with the same unrelenting and perpetually self-surpassing energy and action, with plenty of striking character designs and surreal gimmicks to boot.

If these things appealed to you in Dead Leaves then watching Gurren Lagann will not be time misspent!

RedCrossRobbery

On the surface, Dead Leaves and Gurenn Lagann have a lot in common, "both being directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi", but more importantly is their signature style. Hectic action sequences, screwball comedy, and its bold difference from most popular animes now adays. Saying they have bad dialogue might be a little rough, and incorrect, but there aren't sappy 10 minute speeches about love or freedom or what have you that a lot of animes capitalize off of. Strictly fun to watch animes, and if you watch one, you should run over and watch the other.

Fargo

Both of these animes have quirky characters who do things the way they want to while engaging in flashy, over-the-top action. Dead Leaves has the more distinctive visual style, but Gurren Lagann also has a unique feel, especially with its intermission stills. You should check these out if you're in the mood for some blood-pumping action.

Thrawn

The main difference is that Dead Leaves is significantly more crude, raunchy, sex-based comedy, sex in general and possibly blood, but definitely animation style. By far. But both of them share mind-blowing explosions, escalating violence and feats of awesome badassery, style, ball busting action, a orgasmic amount of violence and carnage and both are rollercoaster rides from start to finish and keep a fast pace; immense fun for action fans.

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