Ranked #1221

Dareka no Manazashi

Alternative Titles

English: Someone's Gaze
Japanese: だれかのまなざし


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 10, 2013
Producers: CoMix Wave Films
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.611 (scored by 12,203 users)
Ranked: #12212
Popularity: #1755
Members: 19,941
Favorites: 34
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The stage is set at near future. Okamura Aya, also known as "Aachan", started to live by herself as she started a new job after graduation. Her mother needed to go overseas to work as a doctor, so now only her father and a cat, Mii-san, live in a Proud apartment. Since Aachan moved out, her father has been trying to reach out to her but somehow there is an awkward gap between the two. And the cat Mii-san, which Aachan has kept since she was a child, is getting old... One night, Aachan came back from a tiring day and threw herself on the bed. She closed her eyes and remembered the happy days she spent with her parents and when Mii-san came to comfort her when she got lonely after her mother left.... And then the phone rang...


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Characters & Voice Actors

Okamura, Kouji
Okamura, Kouji
Ogawa, Shinji
Ogawa, Shinji
Okamura, Aya
Okamura, Aya
Hanamura, Satomi
Hanamura, Satomi
Hirano, Fumi
Hirano, Fumi
Okamura, Minako
Okamura, Minako


Shinkai, Makoto
Shinkai, Makoto
Director, Script, Storyboard
Tanji, Takumi
Tanji, Takumi
Background Art, Art Director
Miki, Youko
Miki, Youko
Color Design
Matsuura, Akihisa
Matsuura, Akihisa

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Sore de Ii yo (それでいいよ)" by Kazusa (和紗)

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Sep 12, 2013
"An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship."

There have probably been cases in all of our lives in which we took our families for granted. When I look back on my life I realize I was a selfish, greedy kid. Growing up in a suburb of the United States will make you that way. You want to fit in with the 'now' and want to be socially acceptable so you aren't judged by others. I've bought material things to impress people I don't know, shown off the newest fashion or technology to friends to feel an ounce of vanity, and gone read more
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Sep 10, 2013
How many advertisements like this have been far beyond? Nowadays, an advertisement is purely commercial, and some even try to deceive, but this one is uncommon type.
Like any commercial, is short (not that much yet). Was taken by influential director Makoto Shinkai and displayed by Nomura Real Estate Group during Proud Box Kanshasai, an exhibition that occurred in February.

The quality of the animation, for those who know the previous works of Shinkai, was predictably well-made. And the soundtrack is pleasant to the piano sound.

The characters are briefly presented like a ordinary family with a cat in a not so distant future. But the mother is read more
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Apr 6, 2015
7 minutes. It doesn’t ask for any more of your precious time. Amidst all the troubles in life, if you decide and manage to invest that amount of time in watching this ultra short film, what you get is something that will undoubtedly stay with you for a long time.

Dareka no Manazashi awes with its simplicity. It portrays a certain phase of human life, i.e., the growing up phase and the changes that come along with it in one’s life, that almost every person experiences. It is about how we tend to put up facades in public just for the sake of presenting ourselves as read more
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Mar 1, 2015
Every director has the same main goal: touch the emotions of the audience. I wouldn´t say that there aren´t many who can actually achieve this, but there are definetly very few who can pull it off in less than seven minutes. 6 minutes and 40 seconds of screentime is all that Makoto Shinkai needs to tell the bittersweet story that is Dareka no Manazashi.

In this little story about family values, it is impressive how Shinkai manages to use the seven minutes he has here... we learn just enough about the characters and their background to care about them, making the film quite read more
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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Dareka no Manazashi Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Sep 7, 2013
83 replies by _kukiyomenai »»
Dec 14, 2015 5:42 PM
When will this be out on dvd/blu-ray?
Fletchaaa - Mar 27, 2013
10 replies by symbv »»
Sep 13, 2013 2:00 AM