Synonyms: The Diary of Tortov Roddle, A Traveller's Diary
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 19, 2003 to Jun 4, 2003
3 min. per episode
G - All Ages
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.551 (scored by 4451 users)
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Recommendations Submitted by Users
Both are from the same producer, relaxing scenes, no talking.
They have a similar art style and color theme. Both are accompanied by music and lack dialogue. Both are surreal and mysterious; and share a calming and somewhat bittersweet atmosphere. Also, both focus on only one central character, and the world through that character's eyes.
Similar art style and calming nature.
short, sweet, artistic and they're both done by Kato Kunio....no lover of animation should miss these two gems.
Very similar animation and have a nice silent movie theme going on.
Both are short stories produced by the same studio, got the same astounding artwork, and got a similar feel to it with no dialogue.
The same author. Short and speechless animations, show us the daily life of our protagonists. Slow-paced.
Both are slow paced, use visuals as the main medium to demonstrate human emotions. High recommend Tsumiki no le.
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou is the quintessential tranquil anime. It paints a picture of wonderfully laid back countryside life, with warm relationships between characters. And of course, there is the relaxingly slow pace, unmatched in anime as far as I'm concerned. Most of that can also be said for The Diary of Tortov Roddle. In this anime, a traveler goes on a journey across rather peaceful landscapes to all sorts of different places. There is no dialogue, only the travel notes written by Mr. Roddle. Both shows will warm your heart.
Angel's Egg is a lot more "deep" than Tortov Roddle, but both of them transport the viewer to a fantastic and surreal world. If you enjoyed the sights and sounds of Tortov Roddle, then you will love Angel's Egg for its artwork alone.
While at first glance these shorts seems to be on opposite ends of the spectrum - Kigeki a fictional story set in the historic Irish War of Independence, Diary of TR set in a surrealist world with no ties to reality - there exists a very similar feeling between them: The style and colors are luminously muted, both stories leave the viewer with no real sense of closure, and both create a strong attachment to the characters with very little (or no) dialogue.