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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 science fiction Original video animation (OVA) released in 1983. It was co-created and co-written by Mamoru Oshii and Hisayuki Toriumi, with Oshii also serving as director. It is widely considered the first OVA ever released.[1]

The storyline focuses on a rebellion on a Moon colony by settlers and a mysterious artifact called Dallos. The story and setting take influence by past works such as the 1966 feature film The Battle of Algiers and the 1966 novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.


In the near future, humanity has drained the earth of its resources. To sustain Earth's populace, mining colonies are created on the moon to provide vital natural resources.

Rebel acts of terrorism lead to conflicts with the Earth Federal Government. A mysterious entity called Dallos appears to restore hope.

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# Title
1 "Remember Bartholomew"  
2 "The Order to Destroy Dallos!"  
3 "Raising in the Sea of Nostalgia, Act I"  
4 "Raising in the Sea of Nostalgia, Act II"  


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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