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(Dreaming Machine was a fantasy-adventure anime that would have been Satoshi Kon's fifth film. But due to his death, was held in production until 2018 when Susumu Hirasawa announced it was cancelled due to no on being able to match Kon's direction.)
 
 
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[[File:Dream-machine-logo.png|12px|frame|center|Dreaming Machine Logo]]"Dreaming Machine" (aka "Yume Miru Kikai") or in some cases "The Dream Machine" is a cancelled anime fantasy-adventure film that would have been Satoshi Kon's fifth film. However, due to his death on August 20, 2010, the film was in production limbo until 2018 when Susumu Hirasawa, whose song "Dreaming Machine" was the main inspiration for the film, said that the film was cancelled due to nobody being able to match Kon's direction and style.
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|title=<center>Dream Machine</center>
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|status=<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
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'''''Dreaming Machine''''' ('''''Yume Miru Kikai''''') or in some cases ''The Dream Machine'' is a cancelled anime fantasy-adventure film that would have been Satoshi Kon's fifth film. However, due to his death on August 20th, 2010, the film was in production limbo until 2018 when Susumu Hirasawa, whose song "Dreaming Machine" was the main inspiration for the film, said that the film was cancelled due to nobody being able to match Kon's direction and style.<ref>[https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2018/10/22/madhouse-founder-explains-the-reason-for-production-halt-of-satoshi-kons-dreaming-machine-film Crunchyroll article on the film's cancellation.] Retrieved 15 Jul '21</ref>
  
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==Plot==
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In an interview with Anime News Network, Kon said that the film would be "a fantasy adventure targeted at younger audiences". He also said that "There would be no humans in the film: only robots." Claiming it to be a "road movie" for robots.<ref>[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2008-08-21/satoshi-kon Anime News Network interview with Satoshi Kon about the film.] Retrieved 15 Jul '21</ref>
  
 
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There is also a synopsis that calls the film a Science Fiction Film "set in a future where humans no longer exist." calling the film "a heartwarming story that is sure to touch the hearts of all non-humans"; both children and adults.
=== '''Plot''' ===
 
 
 
In an interview with Anime News Network, Kon said that the film would be "a fantasy-adventure targeted at younger audiences". He also said that "There would be no humans in the film: only robots." Claiming it to be a "road movie" for robots.
 
  
 
The film would have been centered around 3 characters:  
 
The film would have been centered around 3 characters:  
  
Ririco: A red female robot who would be the smart leader of the group.
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'''Ririco:''' A red female robot who would be the smart leader of the group.
  
Robin: A tiny yellow robot named
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'''Robin:''' A tiny yellow robot.
  
King: A large, blue, and loyal robot.
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'''King:''' A large, blue, and loyal robot.  
  
 
Other than that, not much about the film's story is known.
 
Other than that, not much about the film's story is known.
  
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==Reason of Cancellation==
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Other than the death of Kon himself, another reason has to deal with the lack of finances of the film. Though originally, the intent was to finish the film, despite the lack of finances.<ref>[https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/01/16-1/official-site-for-kon-satoshis-last-film-yume-miru-kikai-disappeared Crunchyroll article on the film's troubled production after Kon's death.] Retrieved 15 Jul '21</ref>
  
==='''Reason of cancellation'''===
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==Material==
 
 
Other than the death of Kon himself, another reason has to deal with the lack of finances of the film. Though originally, the intent was to finish the film, despite the lack of finances.
 
 
 
=== '''Material'''===
 
 
 
 
Out of the 1,500 shots, only 600 have been animated. And the only things that are available are a handful of images from the film, concept and production art, and promotional material.
 
Out of the 1,500 shots, only 600 have been animated. And the only things that are available are a handful of images from the film, concept and production art, and promotional material.
  
 
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==Gallery==
 
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<gallery mode=packed heights=200px>
 
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Dreaming ririco.jpg|Character model sheet for Ririco.
 
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Dreaming robin.jpg|Character model sheet for Robin.
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
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The Dream Machine - King.jpg|Character model sheet for King.
File:Yume.jpg|Image still from the film
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Yume.jpg|Image still from the film.
File:Yumerobo 05.jpg|Image still from the film
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Yumerobo 05.jpg|Image still from the film.
File:DMfull.jpg|300px|Promotional art
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DMfull.jpg|300px|Promotional art.
File:DMScreenshot.jpg|Image still from the film
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DMScreenshot.jpg|Image still from the film.
File:DM shot.jpg|Image still from the film
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DM shot.jpg|Image still from the film.
File:Dream Machine Still (6).jpg|Image still from the film
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Dream Machine Still (6).jpg|Image still from the film.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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{{reflist}}
  
1.https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2008-08-21/satoshi-kon
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[[Category:Lost animation]]
 
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[[Category:Lost films]]
2.https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/01/16-1/official-site-for-kon-satoshis-last-film-yume-miru-kikai-disappeared
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[[Category:Partially found media]]
 
 
3.https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2018/10/22/madhouse-founder-explains-the-reason-for-production-halt-of-satoshi-kons-dreaming-machine-film
 

Latest revision as of 18:13, 18 July 2021

Dream-machine-logo.png

The film's logo.

Status: Partially Found

Dreaming Machine (Yume Miru Kikai) or in some cases The Dream Machine is a cancelled anime fantasy-adventure film that would have been Satoshi Kon's fifth film. However, due to his death on August 20th, 2010, the film was in production limbo until 2018 when Susumu Hirasawa, whose song "Dreaming Machine" was the main inspiration for the film, said that the film was cancelled due to nobody being able to match Kon's direction and style.[1]

Plot[edit | edit source]

In an interview with Anime News Network, Kon said that the film would be "a fantasy adventure targeted at younger audiences". He also said that "There would be no humans in the film: only robots." Claiming it to be a "road movie" for robots.[2]

There is also a synopsis that calls the film a Science Fiction Film "set in a future where humans no longer exist." calling the film "a heartwarming story that is sure to touch the hearts of all non-humans"; both children and adults.

The film would have been centered around 3 characters:

Ririco: A red female robot who would be the smart leader of the group.

Robin: A tiny yellow robot.

King: A large, blue, and loyal robot.

Other than that, not much about the film's story is known.

Reason of Cancellation[edit | edit source]

Other than the death of Kon himself, another reason has to deal with the lack of finances of the film. Though originally, the intent was to finish the film, despite the lack of finances.[3]

Material[edit | edit source]

Out of the 1,500 shots, only 600 have been animated. And the only things that are available are a handful of images from the film, concept and production art, and promotional material.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]