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The Tolmeckius Research Institute is impressed with its latest find, a psychic girl called Moira, who astounds them all when she starts experiencing terrible visions. When the orbital station is approached by a runaway ship, Moira's insight reveals that all is not as it seems. The ship has been occupied by a fearsome alien intelligence that mentally tortures its victims until they beg for the release of death. When the creature proves to be invincible, Moira resolves to make the ultimate sacrifice, although even death, it seems, cannot end the suffering.

There are shades of the more recent hit Evangelion in this SF tale that mixes Biblical elements with an Alien pastiche and a far more sinister interpretation of "God's" purpose. But that is where the resemblance ends for this creaky anime, unreleased in English until 1992, a time on the shelf that did not find it aging gracefully. L

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Name: Roots Search
Release Date: Jan. 1, 1986
Name: ルーツ・サーチ 食心物体X
Romaji: Roots Search: Shokushin Buttai X
Release Date: Sept. 10, 1986
Rating: None
Runtime: 45 (mins)
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Aliases Roots Search: Life Devourer X
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