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Dareka no Manazashi

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
Duration: 6 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
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Score: 7.641 (scored by 7271 users)
Ranked: #10702
Popularity: #1832
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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...

Characters & Voice Actors

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


Shinkai, Makoto
Director, Script
Tanji, Takumi
Art Director, Background Art

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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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Both are short sentimental stories about young women looking back at their past
Both feature a brief "what if" story with a focus on a young adult female that is trying to become independent while also reconnecting with her family, as well as set in the near future with some cool developing technology cameos that blend into the everyday life.

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Ending Theme

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

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Poll: Dareka no Manazashi Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
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09-12-14, 3:07 PM
When will this be out on dvd/blu-ray?
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09-13-13, 2:00 AM

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