Looking for an OLD anime clip...

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Looking for an OLD anime clip...

This is a bit of a shot in the dark, but I figure I've got nothing to lose, so I may as well give it a try.

A few years back, someone on the forum here posted a link to a clip from what appeared to be an old anime (judging by the style and quality of the animation).  In the clip, there are a bunch of tiny, chibi-esque characters in equally tiny robots, wandering around in what seems like a dungeon of some sort.  This lanky, droopy looking guy with a green pompador shows up and suddenly inhales, inflating like a balloon until he's almost totally spherical, before blowing out a hurricane-force gust of wind that sends the characters flying.  He starts to do it again, getting even bigger this time.  In a bid to stop him, one of the robots fires an even smaller robot at him, which punctures him, causing the guy to go flying off down the corridor as he deflates.  

I don't recall the name of the anime, and the original clip appears to have been removed or deleted.  Any chance anyone here remembers it, and if so, does anyone know what anime it's from and where it might be found again?  

Thanks in advance.  I know this is kind of a needle-in-a-haystack situation, but I'd appreciate any help anyone is willing to offer.  ^^;

Techno Tron

I beleive this is what you're talking about  http://beta.bodyinflation.org/node/27999?pid=674

Overblown's picture

Afraid not.  That's from the Fabulous Adventures of Baron Munchaussen cartoon, which I am VERY familiar with (used to have a still-shot of that scene as my icon here on the forum).  

The clip I saw was definitely from some older anime - the art style had an old-school quality to it, and the guy getting inflated was a skinny dude with a big green pompador.  Also, as I said, there were miniature robots. 


I kind of know what you're talking about.

The chibi robots you're referring to come from "Twinbee." A type of "cute 'em up" where you play as some robot looking ship as you shoot down cute things. It did spawn a few special anime episodes, but I can't remember what The episode's name is.

Edit: Found it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIvjxva8o5E

Starts at 0:55

Overblown's picture

Sweet!  Thanks so much!  This kind of inflation is very relevant to my interests, but also fairly rare.  I appreciate you tracking it down. ^^

Ratbiker's picture

hahaha that was great! made me laugh


Process's picture

There used to be a channel with a whole ton of clips from various anime’s of characters inflating. Sadly it was deleted, but I remember this scene being in there. ^^

Overblown's picture

Youtube is a harsh and unforgiving master, sadly.  Lot of channels end up getting nuked because one or two videos get flagged for copyright violation (even if, in some cases, it isn't), and there's not much in the way of an appeals process. :c