The Diary of Tortov Roddle

Alt titles: Aru Tabibito no Nikki, Diary of Tortov Roddle

Web (6 eps x 3 min)
3.593 of 5 from 1,511 votes
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His name is Tortov Roddle, and he is a traveler from Tortalia. Along with his unusually large companion of a pig, the slender Tortov travels from place to place, always finding a new and beautiful adventure at his destination. From islands carried on the backs of frogs, to delightful cafes, to movie theaters and giant bears, there's a wonderful story to tell in the diary of Tortov Roddle.

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sothis's avatar
sothis Jul 9, 2005
Score 9/10

When I first picked up Diary of Tortov Roddle, I had no idea what it was about. Studio 4C is my favorite studio and the group JollyRoger has put out many of their works and shorts. Thus, when they released this newfound gem, I knew I had to watch it. Luckily, it was just as good as I had hoped it would be.

Shown with no dialogue whatsoever (except the printed words of Tortov's diary)... read more

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SadisticTendencies Nov 21, 2012
Score 8/10

A common misconception about animated shorts states that they, bathing in creativity or not, never reach the same heights of storytelling as full-length features. While it's true that there's little room left for plot devices and character development if you happen to have a running time that doesn't even surpass half an hour, I still find this notion absolutely ridiculous. Rather than observing a short film... read more

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The Diary of Tortov Roddle Specials
  • DVD Special (3 eps)
  • 2006

Special episodes released on the DVDs.



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