English: Sweat Punch
Synonyms: Deep Imagination, Dan Petory Kyoushu no Yuutsu, Professor Dan Petry's Blues, End of the World, Kigeki, Comedy, Higan, Beyond, Garakuta no Machi, Junk Town
Aired: Mar 2, 2002 to Jul 1, 2006
Studios: Studio 4°C
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Historical, Mecha
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
MAL: Sweat Punch
Sweat Punch is a series of five Studio 4°C shorts collected as a direct-to-DVD package film entitled Deep Imagination.
1. Professor Dan Petory's Blues
Puppet Professor Dan Petory comedically discusses a series of serious or strange occurrences.
2. End of the World
"End of the World" is a science fiction story about a young alien girl named Yuko as she escapes from the world of humans. After meeting Kazumi, a human girl Yuko met at a rock concert, the girls head to Kazumi's apartment. Before Yuko even takes off her shoes, however, she leaves through Kazumi's TV with her trusty cybernetic steed FACE to wage a retaliatory campaign against hordes of S&M monsters from another dimension, and the evil queen of Yuko's world.
3. Kigeki (Comedy)
Set during the Irish War of Independence, a five-year-old girl goes out in search of the mysterious Demon's Castle—home of the Black Knight whose services she hopes to recruit. The Black Knight is a dark, young, skilled swordsman who will only accept a particular genre of books as advance payment.
4. Higan (Enlightenment)
An injured man lies completely still in a hospital room with doctors hovering at his bedside, appearing serene and peaceful as he slowly succumbs to death. However, in his own mind, memories of a recent battle vividly flash by. Thoughts of death and chaos haunt him, even in his final moments.
5. Garakuta no Machi (Junk Town)
One summer day, a young boy encounters a little robot at a shopping arcade-a hungry little robot, it turns out, as he devours one machine after the other, growing in size with each "meal". This story of a boy, a machine, and their little adventure is the tale of an unusual friendship, enriched by the details of daily life and seen through the director's unique visual style.
(Source: Studio 4°C website)