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Japanese: 오세암


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 1, 2003
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Genres: Adventure, Drama
Duration: 1 hr. 17 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
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The animation is based on the fairy tale of the same name with the local sale over 100,000 copies by Jeong Chae-bong, a writer well known for his innocent and heart-stirring tales. It is a story about two orphans, Gil-son, a five-year-old boy, and his blind sister Gam-i who are brought up by a charitable monk at a secluded temple in Mt. Seorak. Gil-son, a mischievous boy, is the guide for this hour-long travel in search of innocence. Having a pure heart, he befriends all living things and communicates with clouds, birds and flowers. One snowy day, however...

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Kim, Seo Yeong
Kim, Seo Yeong


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Dec 20, 2014
After watching this film and finding myself being filled with such heartfelt emotions, I am assured to say that I truly adore this movie. Oseam is merely a sentimental and touching story of a brother and sister's love for one another and in demonstrating this aspect, shows how one's affections can surpass many boundaries. The simplicity that is shown here as well as the spiritual themes that are conveyed makes for a beautiful and one of a kind piece about those that we care for the most.

The story follows the lines of a Korean fairy tale of the same name and depicts the lives of read more
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May 5, 2009
This is my first review so be kind, please.:p

I can't understand why this anime has not a review yet. (Maybe because it is not a Japanese production). Anyway, this is one of the most impressive anime I've ever seen. The art and the characters are pretty good, the story is fantastic and full of sentimental feelings. I think after you see the movie you'll have an idea about what Buddhism really is.

It tells the story of two orphans based on a legend in which a five-year-old boy sacrificed himself to open his blinded sister's eyes. I don't really want to spoil so read more
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Apr 23, 2011
Story: The story itself is very simple but it reflects Buddhism very well in that manner. It is simple yet moving. The story is slow paced in a very beautiful way. Not everyone will enjoy this story, but those who do will love it.

Art: I thought the art was very beautiful, especially the scenery. A lot of detail and care was put into the art. The colors are bright and vibrant. The characters are simple but nice. I thought the animation of the lips was done very well.

Sound: I'm not a big sound person and the music of this anime was very subtle. Again, read more
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They both tell the story of sibling love, the innocence of children and their games and the often tragic lives of orphans. While Grave of the fireflies is based on facts of the lives of war children, Oseam is based on a legend/fairy tale. Oseam doesn't have the feeling of a brutal reality as Grave of the fireflies and has a more religious tone in the story using the ideas and believes of Buddhism.
Simply put, they both are beautiful and tragic stories, and if you like the one, you'll definitely like the other
Orphan/s accompanied by a dog. A heartwarming, tragic story take a place in countryside in winter. Both stories are based on classic tale in each country and have the ability to bring one to tears.
Love, warm hearts and sincere feelings. No matter if love is between man and woman, brother and sister or mother and child, 'cause both movies are about Love that is pure and innocent, Love with a capital "L" (though Oseam is more about Love than 5cm). Sentimentality is included, too :) .

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