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Otona Joshi no Anime Time

Otona Joshi no Anime Time

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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
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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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)

Characters & Voice Actors

Nakagoshi, Noriko
Nakagoshi, Noriko
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Tanaka, Misato
Tanaka, Misato
Hamada, Kenji
Hamada, Kenji


Takahashi, Tooru
Kawamata, Hiroshi
Yoshida, Reiko
Tsuchiya, Kenichi
Animation Director

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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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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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Both are short sentimental stories about young women looking back at their past
Both series are stories based on actual literature. Though the audience for both are vastly different, they both take on very mature and profound themes about life. I think that anyone who appreciates the rawness of literary stories would enjoy both.

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