Ranked #1429

Otona Joshi no Anime Time

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze, A Wind Skimming the River's Surface, Dokoka Dewanai Koko, Yuuge, Jinsei Best 10
Japanese: 大人女子のアニメタイム


Type: Special
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2011 to Mar 24, 2013
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #14292
Popularity: #2566
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A series of animations based on prize-winning short stories for women.

Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze (January 7, 2011)
In the story, 33-year-old Kanazawa native Noriko had decided long ago not to accept an ordinary, provincial life for herself. So, she had gone to college in Tokyo, worked on her own, married a man at an elite trading firm, and had a child. She has just returned home from five years abroad with her husband and four-year-old son. However, she senses a large emptiness in her heart since coming back. Moreover, there is a man who shares a big secret with Noriko.

Yuuge (March 10, 2013)
Mimi, a wife in her late 20s, leaves her family and begins living with a young man.

Jinsei Best 10 (March 17, 2013)
Hatoko, a business woman, faces her upcoming 40th birthday and reunites with the person with whom she shared her first kiss in middle school, over two decades ago.

Dokoka Dewanai Koko (March 24, 2013)
A 43-year-old housewife gets a glimpse of a complicated relationship between a mother and a daughter.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Nakagoshi, Noriko
Nakagoshi, Noriko
Katou, Maho
Katou, Maho
Kimura, Tae
Kimura, Tae
Nikawa, Hatoko
Nikawa, Hatoko
Nakatani, Miki
Nakatani, Miki
Hamada, Kenji
Hamada, Kenji


Sameshima, Kousuke
Sameshima, Kousuke
Assistant Producer
Kawamata, Hiroshi
Kawamata, Hiroshi
Takahashi, Tooru
Takahashi, Tooru
Yoshida, Reiko
Yoshida, Reiko

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Dec 21, 2014
"With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone." - Oscar Wilde

With the passing of every year one can't help but feel nostalgic at times. As you get older, you might find yourself asking, "Where did all the time go?" or "When did I get so old?" In those moments, we often find ourselves looking back towards the past. There were moments that you felt happy and sad, content and depressed, ecstatic and lazy, full of love and full of regret. There were the soaring highs and there were the abysmal lows. There were moments when you wondered what if. Would things have turned out read more
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Apr 19, 2011
Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze is one of those rare anime that gives a beautiful yet painful look into a woman's life. There are no gigantic eyes, no moe blushes, just a brief inner monologue concerning hopes and dreams, reality and all of life's "what if's."

With only 24 minutes, Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze manages to give us a highly in-depth into Noriko's life, from her adolescent days to the near-finish of her lonely marriage. While it would be hard to describe the plot without giving much away, just know that it's good.

The art and sound are nothing revolutionary, but fitting. The animation mixes photo-realism and a read more
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Apr 20, 2011
Moderator note: The following review is for the first one-shot, Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze. Three additional one-shots aired under the same title and were merged into this entry in 2013.

„Though the Asano River is known as the woman river, she always used to feel like an independent girl. Looking at her now, her banks sawn by slabs of concrete, controlling the current, this river is now more of a crude lady.”

Noriko, a 33 year-old woman, who lived abroad for 5 years, returns to her home town with her 4 year-old son. While she walks the small town she used to live in, we read more
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Jan 14, 2015
And the morale of the story is, "Live for yourself and to the fullest because life waits for no one."

After watching all four of the short stories the experience left me feeling nostalgic, and with an overall sense of warm happiness, however it also left me with a feeling of fear in regards to the future.

The short stories center around the lives of 4 different women between their late 20s to early 40s. The stories primarily focus on the age old theme of love; whether that be love in the form of friendship, motherly love, love of an old lover, or the love within read more
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One-shot Anime for Adult Women 'Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze'

NHK will air a special one-shot anime "Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze" on January 7th. The target audience of the anime are middle-aged women. Trailer of Kawamo ...read more

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