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Otona Joshi no Anime Time

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

Information

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)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 3730 users)
Ranked: #14372
Popularity: #2471
Members: 8,124
Favorites: 14
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Synopsis

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

Mimi
Mimi
Main
Nakagoshi, Noriko
Japanese
Nakagoshi, Noriko
Kou
Kou
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Noriko
Noriko
Main
Tanaka, Misato
Japanese
Tanaka, Misato
Hisao
Hisao
Main
Hamada, Kenji
Japanese
Hamada, Kenji

Staff

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



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Dec 21, 2014
Satire
"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 20, 2011
SixFlags
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
fantastic
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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Jan 14, 2015
AmberRose
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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Recommendations

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.
Both have similar josei themed stories like love triangles.
It's short, peaceful and warm. Makes you go nostalgic about home and life. You always wish to relive your childhood days. They were the best days!
Both of them are made in no-anime style. I don't mean graphic (but in Jin-Roh it's more realistic than nice). These works resemble serious movie so much like director didn't find any good actors and decided to make an anime.

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