Noiseman Sound Insect

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Noiseman Sound Insect
Directed byKoji Morimoto
Screenplay byHideo Morinaka
Story byStudio 4°C
Edited byHiroshi Adachi
Music byYōko Kanno
Distributed byBandai Visual
Release date
  • November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
Running time
14 minutes

Noiseman Sound Insect (音響生命体ノイズマン, Onkyo Seimeitai Noiseman) is a short anime film directed by Koji Morimoto, with production by Studio 4°C and music by Yoko Kanno featuring a young Crystal Kay Williams singing the ending theme.

The work is in Japanese and contains music and dialogue that are intricately linked. It was released in Japan on November 22, 1997.[1] On October 28, 2022, Studio 4°C made an announcement that the film is online on YouTube worldwide (except Japan) until November 18th, for the first time in HD.[2][3]

This short was aired on Locomotion for Latin America and Iberia in its Locotomía block.


In a world of music and musical plants, a mad scientist is experimenting with the seeds of those plants to create a child, Noiseman. After giving Noiseman a potion to grow faster the scientist couldn't control him anymore and accidentally split his body into a ghost and a crystal with a machine of his. Noiseman is now in control of the whole city, brainwashing people to capture those ghosts and telling the people that the music fruit is forbidden. Tobio who also was brainwashed got hit by a music fruit and remembered the past, where everyone would enjoy the music. He tries to convince Noiseman that his doing is wrong and that he should return the captured ghosts to their crystals but without success. Now the underground people are trying their best to help the ghosts with the help of Tobio's childhood friend.

Release history[edit]

International publication date
Country Title Date
Japan 音響生命体ノイズマン 22 November 1997
5 December 2003 (video release)
South Korea Noiseman Sound Insect September 1998 (Busan International Film Festival)
France Noiseman Sound Insect June 1999 (Annecy Film Festival)[4]


  1. ^ "Noiseman Sound Insect (movie)". Anime News Network. n.d. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Noiseman Sound Insect sur Youtube pendant 1 mois" [Noiseman Sound Insect on Youtube for 1 month]. Catsuka (in French). 17 October 2022. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  3. ^ Mateo, Alex (20 October 2022). "Noiseman Sound Insect Short Anime Film Streams on YouTube for Limited Time". Anime News Network. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  4. ^ Release Dates, retrieved 2022-10-27

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