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Kakurenbo

Kakurenbo

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hide and Seek
Japanese: カクレンボ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 1, 2004
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.181 (scored by 10026 users)
Ranked: #24572
Popularity: #1478
Members: 16,177
Favorites: 61
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Among the ruins of the city, there is a game only children can play. It is called “Otokoyo”; a game of hide-and-seek. But whenever children play this game, one by one they would disappear into the blinds of the buildings… The story begins when a boy enters the world of Otokoyo, to find his missing sister.

Characters & Voice Actors

Suku
Suku
Main
Kobayashi, Akiko
Japanese
Kobayashi, Akiko
Taylor, Veronica
English
Taylor, Veronica
Hikora
Hikora
Main
Takeuchi, Junko
Japanese
Takeuchi, Junko
Sinterniklaas, Michael
English
Sinterniklaas, Michael
...
Yaimao
Yaimao
Main
Green, Dan
English
Green, Dan
Ueki, Makoto
Japanese
Ueki, Makoto
Sorincha
Sorincha
Main
Suzuki, Masami
Japanese
Suzuki, Masami
Taylor, Veronica
English
Taylor, Veronica
...

Staff

Morita, Shuhei
Producer, Director, Storyboard, Editing
Sajiki, Daisuke
Character Design
Takeuchi, Hiroaki
Planning



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Oct 30, 2008
Venneh
Title: Kakurenbo

Anime: Kakurenbo is a half-hour OVA that was produced as a collaboration between CoMix Wave Inc (known for their work on 5 Centimeters per Second and Voices From a Distant Star), Dentsu Inc (known for their work on Antique Bakery and D.Gray-Man) and Yamatoworks/D.A.C (this was their debut production), and directed by Shuhei Morita (who also directed the Freedom OVA series). Kakurenbo was released on September 1st, 2004 in Japan, was licensed Stateside by the now defunct Central Park Media, who released it on October 30th, 2005.

Story: In a city that's now in ruins, children play the game of Otokoyo (a Japanese version read more
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Apr 19, 2008
Ranivus
Kakurenbo is a one-shot ova and is Yamatoworks first attempt at an anime. And as the title suggests, its an OVA about hide and seek. But like any good anime out there theres a lot of rules and twists to this 30 minute show. Thirty minutes isn't enough time to flesh out character backgrounds and a deep story but it gives out the rules and punishments of the game all in the beginning of the show. And that gives this show a lot of points from me considering how confusing and crazy the show gets right away. For example one of the rules gets read more
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Recommendations

Both involve chasing and killing spirits. Both have characters who played a game and are sent to another dimension who look for their loves. Both are suspenseful and involve horror.
Both are stories about myths, Xiao Qian is a compendium of Chinese myths while Kakurenbo is a Japanese urban legend.
Besides the dark environment with demons chasing the main characters who do not have special powers.
Although the histories are different, Xiao Qian has a romantic history while Kakurenbo has some psychological development.

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