Ranked #2283


Alternative Titles

English: Li'l Spider Girl
Synonyms: Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2011 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2011
Japanese: わすれなぐも


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.291 (scored by 8,002 users)
Ranked: #22832
Popularity: #2178
Members: 13,929
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This story involves the shopkeeper Suzuri of Kokumondou who sells historic books and Mizuki, granddaughter of the land owner. When Mizuki releases a somewhat cute young spider demon out of a sealed book, the pair investigate the origins behind it.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kaneda, Tomoko
Kaneda, Tomoko
Henmi, Mizuki
Henmi, Mizuki
Shimoda, Asami
Shimoda, Asami
Suzuri, Shu
Suzuri, Shu
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Geppou, An
Geppou, An
Hoshino, Mitsuaki
Hoshino, Mitsuaki


Kaiya, Toshihisa
Kaiya, Toshihisa
Koizumi, Kisuke
Koizumi, Kisuke
Sound Director
Takahashi, Hideki
Takahashi, Hideki
Animation Director, Character Design

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Ending Theme

"Yume Tsukai no Uta (夢使いの唄)" by QUJILA

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May 11, 2012
The young animator project produces episodes of varying quality, and I believe this is one of the better ones.

With it being a single episode, there isn't time for a complicated plot or deep characters, however the characters here are quite likable, and I was surprisingly attached to them by the end. The plot is simple and the premise isn't even that interesting, but the show sticks with it, and the end you will be in for a surprise.

As to how the end to such a simple plot could be surprise, you'll have to find out, but I thought the defining point was done well, with read more
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Mar 24, 2013
Young Animator Training Project/Anime Mirai short reviews: Part 6/12

Wasurenagumo tells the story of some nerdy researcher dude and a schoolgirl who has a crush on him, or is possibly his brother? I forget which, and since it’s Japan, they’re practically the same thing anyway. They discover a cutesy little monstrosity that is half adowabubble little girl and half giant spider, which treads this perfect line between the ka/owaii oh man see what I did there I’m so weeaboo it hurts. In my humble opinion, Wasurenagumo is the standout of all the young animator training projects so far. The two lead characters have actual personality and read more
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Mar 16, 2015
A friend of mine here on MAL asked me to review a series of 1 episode anime shorts that were entered in a 2011 contest to find talented, budding anime directors. The first of these "one shots" I will be reviewing is Wasurenagumo, which roughly translates to Little Spider Girl.

Before I review the anime, I feel it is necessary to give a tiny bit of background info. In traditional Japanese folklore, there is a creature called the Jurogumo which has the body of a spider and the torso of a beautiful woman. The Jurogumo will attract men looking for love, only to quickly devour them read more
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May 19, 2013
Short but sweet. Animation is nice and stands out at certain part. While there's not to much of a real plot going on in the story you still get a feel for the characters and find them pretty enjoyable.

Now that twist tho...
just a warning, it will cause you to stare into the abysmal space of nothing any where from 5 min to the rest of your life wondering if whether you're angry or not.
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Anime: Gokicha!! Cockroach Girl!
Both in both anime, there are cute girls with insect features. In Gokicha!! Cockroach Girl there is a cockroach girl and in Wasurenagumo there is a spider girl. Both are comedies and both are short anime. 
reportRecommended by abystoma2
Anime: Death Billiards
Both are short movies with plot twist and endings you couldn't expect. Both are parts of Anime Mirai project. 
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Anime: Cencoroll
Both are short stories which take you to a world you don't know very much about but there is some "other" that the main protagonist is up against. Also, you may not know exactly who the protagonist is until towards the end. Both end in a little bit of a twist, Wasurenagumo more than Cencoroll, and while Cencoroll will definitely leave you wanting more, after watching Wasurenagumo you may want to take a break. And think.
Two wonderful and creative shorts (about half an hour) - I highly recommend both and to keep an eye on future productions from these directors and artists. 
reportRecommended by il_fait_pleut
Anime: Bavel no Hon
Both are short anime about books and danger that could be hiding inside them. While Wasurenagumo is a short movie, Bavel no Hon is a short special. 
reportRecommended by abystoma2
Anime: Petshop of Horrors
Both are about ordinary people dealing with supernatural creatures. 
reportRecommended by PeterWendy
Anime: InuYasha
There are yukai in both anime and this short reminds me of a particular part of the story in InuYasha early on where they have to deal with the spiders. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari

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