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Dallos poster
Genre Science fiction
Original video animation
Directed by Mamoru Oshii
Produced by Yūji Nunokawa
Written by Hisayuki Toriumi, Mamoru Oshii
Music by Ichirō Nitta, Hiroyuki Namba
Studio Pierrot
Licensed by
Released 12 December 1983
Episodes 4 + 1 special
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Dallos (ダロス Darosu?) is a Japanese science fiction OVA released in 1983, directed by Mamoru Oshii and created by Oshii and Hisayuki Toriumi (who also wrote the scripts with Oshii). It is widely considered the first OVA ever released.[1] The storyline focuses on Moon pioneers and the evolution of mankind.


In a near future, mankind has moved from a drained Earth to the Moon. Rebel acts of terrorism lead to conflicts with the Earth Federal Government. A mysterious entity called Dallos appears to restore hope.


Shun Nonomura (シュン・ノノムラ?)
Voiced by: Hideki Sasaki
Alex Riger
Voiced by: Shūichi Ikeda
Voiced by: Rumiko Ukai
Melinda Hearst
Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara
Dog McCoy
Voiced by: Tesshō Genda
Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka
Taizō Nonomura (タイゾー・ノノムラ?)
Voiced by: Mizuho Suzuki
Voiced by: Miki Fujimura
Voiced by: Kōji Nakata

Kōji Nakata also narrates the series.


In 1991, Celebrity Home Entertainment released an American dub of the series on VHS under the title Battle for Moon Station Dallos. The three episodes were edited together as a film. This feature version was later reissued by Best Film and Video Corp simply titled Dallos. Discotek Media released the OVA series in uncut form on DVD in 2014.[2]

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  1. ^ Poitras, Gilles (2001). Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Needs to Know. United States: Stone Bridge Press. p. 54. ISBN 9781880656532. ... the OVA (Original Video Animation) format ... that came into existence with the 1983 release of Dallos OVA ... 
  2. ^ "Discotek Adds Devilman TV, Cardcaptor Sakura Film, Jin-Roh, Dallos". Anime News Network. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 

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