Hiroyuki Kitakubo & Katsuhiro Otomo (1991)

An experimental machine designed to care for the elderly transforms itself into an unstoppable robot.

Japan’s population is aging considerably, and caring for the elderly has become costly. The government proposes a solution: an electronic bed that can provide the patient with everything essential (and non-essential) that a real nurse can offer. Haruko is one of these nurses, just as Mr. Takazawa is his patient, who was chosen as a guinea pig for the electronic bed. Sensing that her protĂ©gĂ© is suffering from a lack of love, which a mechanical bed cannot offer, she tries to save him from what he thinks is martyrdom for him.

Kƍji Morimoto (2008)

An eccentric young girl summons a boy from another dimension, but their relationship changes resulting in an explosion of visual pyrotechnics as they each follow their own destiny.

Kƍji Morimoto is a Japanese anime director. Some of his works include Akira, Robot Carnival, Short Peace, The Animatrix, Kiki’s Delivery Service, City Hunter, and Fist of the North Star. He is the co-founder of Studio 4°C.

Genius Party is two anthology films made up of 12 short animated films from Studio 4°C. It was envisioned to form a single release.