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Ojii-san no Lamp

Ojii-san no Lamp

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2010 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2010, Ojisan no Lamp, Grandfather's Lamp, Project A
Japanese: おぢいさんのランプ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 5, 2011
Genres: Drama, Historical
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.791 (scored by 5231 users)
Ranked: #8592
Popularity: #2462
Members: 9,289
Favorites: 4
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Synopsis

A boy finds a strange object while playing hide-and-seek. His grandfather tells him the story of his own youth, and the important role the old lamp played. This story is about the modernization of Japan and the changes that came with it.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Minosuke
Minosuke
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Saeki, Tomo
Japanese
Saeki, Tomo
...
Yorozuya no Baa-san
Yorozuya no Baa-san
Supporting
Tani, Ikuko
Japanese
Tani, Ikuko
Lamp-ya no Shujin
Lamp-ya no Shujin
Supporting
Ogata, Mitsuru
Japanese
Ogata, Mitsuru
Tooichi
Tooichi
Supporting
Hirata, Mana
Japanese
Hirata, Mana

Staff

Takiguchi, Teiichi
Takiguchi, Teiichi
Director
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Shiratori, Emiko
Shiratori, Emiko
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics
Haketa, Takefumi
Haketa, Takefumi
Music

Opening Theme

"Onii-chan (おにいちゃん)" by Crazy Ken Band

Ending Theme

"Negai Tomosu Koro e (願い灯す頃へ)" by Emiko Shiratori



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neonoen
Jul 4, 2011 10:24 PM
Due to the lack of free time which is supposed to be allotted for my daily serving of anime, I resorted to watching short anime films and such. Of course, I was hoping to find something as magnificent yet light as Tsumiki no Ie. Then I stumbled upon the 4 short anime shows that comprised the 2010 Young Animators' Training Project. As the name of the said endeavor implies, its an on-the-job-training project funded by the Japanese Animation Creators Association to train fresh aspiring animators. Although I found it not as touching, unique and outstanding as Tsumiki no Ie, this anime collection was still worth read more
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mangimewhite
May 1, 2011 10:40 PM
I read about the "Young Animator Training Project" in which The Agency of Cultural Affairs of Japan invested 214 million yen ($2.26 million) into a while back. I thought i would give Ojii-san no Lamp a tryas it was produced by fresh animators in training along with various other titles. I was eager to see what these amateur animators got to offer to us.
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It was a beautifully well played out story. The story begins with a boy who discovers an odd looking lamp while playing hide-and-seek. The boy asks his Grandfather, Minosuke, what it was which lead to his Grandfather retelling the story read more
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kajia
May 22, 2012 2:08 AM
Times are constantly changing; old technologies are continuously being replaced by new. Sometimes though, it's not easy to let go of something outdated, especially if it has played a central part in one's life. In essence, this is what happens in "Grandfather's Lamp", when an aged protagonist Minosuke tells his grandson about the role lamps played in his life.

Being one of the 2010 Young Animators' Training Project, the artwork has a simplistic beauty about it and seems to have been done with great care. The shading of the eyes is a little weird - they have these dull colourings that are often used in other read more
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literaturenerd
Mar 18, 12:02 AM
Overview:

My quest to review the entries of the 2011 Future Animator Contest continues with the one shot anime that won the contest and was widely considered the best. That anime is Grandfather’s Lamp.

The story starts in 1930s Japan when a young boy comes across an old oil lamp and is quick to discard it. This displeases the boy’s grandfather, who proceeds to tell the young boy the importance that the lamp played in his life. When he was his grandson’s age, the grandpa worked in a rice field rather than attend school and had to use flint and tinder to start fires. When the read more
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"Beautiful" is the word I'd choose to describe both stories. They both leave you with this heartwarming, happy feeling. Ojiisan no Lamp is a lot shorter than Natsume though. 
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Both give off a very general realistic feel, and have strong emotions packed inside! 
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Both tell a story of one person trying to realize a dream against the background of the modernization of Japan. 
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Both anime focus more on the atmosphere than the story. They're the kind of anime that make you think about things. Ojii-san no Lamp is a short movie/single episode about dealing with the change that comes with time. A recurring theme in Kino no Tabi is how the world is always changing. 
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