Robot Carnival (1987) Script

KAZUFUMI NOMURA

ROBOT CARNIVAL


F N'S GEARS



Hey. Nice to see you.

Nice to see you. Hello.

Good day. Such lovely weather we're having.

Pardon me.

Nice to see you!

Hey! What are you doing?

This is so rude! Stop this!

Hey!

You insolent children! Stop this at once!

For heaven's sake! These little brats.

Oh! Hey, stop! You'll be punished!

Hey! Who do you think I am?

That hurts!

Look at that! Look how high it went!

Cool, huh? I did it, huh?

Talk about height!


Delicious soup.

This warmth is a sin.

I'm going out, Papa. Do your best at work, okay?

My wife is a hard-working career woman.

I feel envy akin to jealousy towards her at times.

Because she's dynamic, assertive, and dependable.

She works hard enough to put any man to shame.

Hey! This way! Hey, stop it already!

How long are you going to keep at this?!

My colleagues say I'm a feminist.

I acknowledge that myself, but it's not quite the reason.


Don't startle me like that.

Break time over. The time has arrived. Return to your place of business.

Yes, yes. Work, work.

I have a secret.


I've never told my family, of course.


I've never known a mother's love.

I'm sure that's why...

...my desire to marry far exceeded most people's.

I sought femininity in my wife.


What's wrong?

Oh, go on without me.

Hurry, please!

I'm coming!


Don't I have a name?

Meow.

I believe I would like to fall in love.

What are you talking about?

I don't recall programming those words into you.

But you're lonely, yes?

What are you talking about?

I think I heard it in your voice.

You're still a little boy, aren't you?

I'm surprised. You're becoming aware of such things?

Don't cry out like that.

Don't come at me like that.

What do I exist for?

I want to be closer to you.

Does a machine feel pain?

There's no such thing as a robot gourmet, right?

Can a robot even have a personality?

But I know myself very well.

I want to have all kinds of exciting experiences.

All of my own will.

Oh my. Such a cynical smile.


Heading out, are you?

Yes, Dad.

Next time, all three of us will come.

Be good to Mom, okay?

Now, say goodbye to Grandpa.

See you later, Grandpa.

Make me a toy next time, okay?

Okay. Take care on your way home.

BYE-bye!


I've been waiting for my prince.


Inn:

...couldn't be...

...your "Daddy-Long-Legs."


Dear?

Dear? The Wind's starting up.


Dear, you're not a child, now. Do as you're told.

Dear?



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Early Meiji Period


STRANGE TALES 0F MEIJI MACHINE CULTURE "The Weslemefs Invasion"


"The Travels of Marco Polo"

You bastard! Right! Time to teach you a lesson!

Yayoi, is it ready? Yes, but is it okay to use it without permission?

Won't everyone in the tenements be angry?

Shut up, dumb-ass! Japan's in danger!

Daimaru! Get shoveling that coal! Right!

If L L ii L Okay.

Start it up!

Go, go, go!


Hey, hey, hey! You big stupid thing! Hold it right there!

Attention, villain who disrupts the peace of our post-Restoration world!

We of the tenements created this mechanical palanquin for the harbor festival.

We weren't expecting this to be Steamer Benkei's first time in action, but I, Komagata Sankichi won't move a step from where I am!

Now I'm coming to bust you up, so you better stay put!

Let's go! Forward!

Denjiro! Raise right foot! Yes, yes.

You idiot! Move it more gently!


Sankichi! Someone's come out!

VV Stop it!

Let's see...

That's... oh!

It's a foreigner...

A-A-A foreigner! Hey! Fukusuke! It's a foreigner!

Hey, what do I do? Sankichi, please, calm down!


Hey, what'd he say?

I don't know. If it was English, I could handle it, but I haven't studied much American...

Daimaru! He's sending cannon fire our way!

Get up here! Okay!

That asshole! He got us good, huh?

Sankichi, what are you doing?

Shut up and hold on! What was that?

Isn't this the canister for the fireworks?

Yeah, but I made a few modifications.

Watch this!

Let's go! Ready!

Yeah! Fireworks!

What's it got beneath the wood?

Bricks!

It's all so noisy.

What do we do, Sankichi?

Listen up, Daimaru! We fire at the guy on the shoulder!

Huh? But if it hits him, he'll die!

Just fire! Fine!

Ready?

Fire!


We did it!

That was your goal from the start, huh? What're you talking about?

Okay! Now for Benkei to beat the crap out of it!

Hey, get a hold of yourself!

You're destroying the tenements with all this cannon fire!

Shut up! This is no time for that!

What was that, you dimwit? Dimwit?!

Sankichi! Shut up!

You're a dimwit, a moron, a total bird-brain!

What was that, you pig-faced woman?! You're a dimwit, a moron, a total bird-brain!

What was that, you pig-faced woman?!

It's been acting up since that last cannon hit...

You're so annoying! Shut the hell up!

What? Pig-faced?!

Better than someone who loses their temper over nothing!

You stupid little...!

Don't act so big! You've got no brains in your head.

Why not learn how to read and write?

I know of monkeys smarter than you!

You are seriously getting on my nerves.

Meh! You little...

No choice, I guess.

We've got to do something.

Sankichi!

Idiot! I'm sorry!

Hey Sankichi! We're out of coal!

Never mind that! Find some boards we don't need and burn them!

There we go!

Here he is...

Fukusuke! Right arm up!

Good! Yayoi, left arm up!

Grab his arm! What are we doing?

We're gonna pin him and finish this!

Got him! Hold him tight!

Fukusuke! You good? I'm fine!

Daimaru! We're about to start!

Denjiro! We're going! Give the word.

Okay! Plant the left leg! Turn left!

Go!

Er...


Oh... the city...

The tenements...

We won. That's up for debate.

Yeah.

But you did very well. Look at that, everyone!

The rising sun of Japan!

That's the setting sun. Oh. Oh?

S-Sorry!

Th-The point is, the battle's over.

We did punish that enemy ourselves.

Well, we protected the peace, so...

You know...

Oh no!


The End

CHICKEN MAN AND RED NECK


Opening/Ending KATSUHIRO OTOIVIO ATSUKO FUKUSHIIVIA Frankerfs Gear KOJI MORIMOTO

Deprive HIDETOSHI OMORI

Presence YASUOMI UMETSU

Sta rlig ht Angel H I ROYU Kl KITAZUME Cloud MAO LAMDO

Strange Tales of Meiji Machine Culture "The Westernefls Invasion" H I ROYU KI KITAKU BO

Chicken Man and Red Neck TAKASHI NAKAMURA

Music JOE HISAISHI

Producer KAZUFUMI NOMURA