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Ojii-san no Lamp

Ojii-san no Lamp

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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


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


Score: 7.791 (scored by 4878 users)
Ranked: #8372
Popularity: #2362
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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

Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Saeki, Tomo
Saeki, Tomo
Shimizu, Risa
Shimizu, Risa
Hirata, Mana
Hirata, Mana
Lamp-ya no Shujin
Lamp-ya no Shujin
Ogata, Mitsuru
Ogata, Mitsuru


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

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Sep 1, 2014
From time to time, there are anime which make us think hard and others which convey their message effortlessly. Ojii-san no Lamp falls in the latter category. It is about passion and attachment to the things we love and how at some point of time we are required to look beyond them and move ahead. It is about modernization and the pangs of sorrow which it brings to some people. The story told by the grandfather here to his grandson has a soothing tone. The emotions are conveyed effortlessly. A linear progression of storyline makes it easier to grasp the emotions felt by Minosuke, the read more
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Jul 4, 2011
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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May 1, 2011
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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Mar 18, 2015

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.
Both give off a very general realistic feel, and have strong emotions packed inside!
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.
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!

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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