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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
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #11412
Popularity: #1756
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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, Storyboard
Taiga, Makoto
Assistant Director
Miki, Youko
Color Design
Arai, Tooru
Key Animation

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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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Feb 23, 2015
The animation in this short film is really magnificent, the music while subtle is quite enjoyable however the sotry is very poor; with a superfitial overview of the characters it tells the story of a woman who is able to connect again with her stranged father. I believe it is totally woth to watch it just for the art but don't expect much from the story.
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Mar 15, 2015
"We are so busy growing up that we often forget our parents are growing old too."

Review for a 6 minute anime is absolutely unnecessary and even more considering that it's an advertisement. Granted all of that, director Makoto Shinkai tells a heartwarming, nostalgic story that makes you think about your life in just 6 minutes.

We are all trying to grow up. What does it even mean to grow up? Living independently, away from our parents, making organized decision and maybe a family of our own. Growing up, is it really worth it? Distancing ourselves from our boring parents so our friends won't laugh at 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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Both are short sentimental stories about young women looking back at their past
The main similarity is that both are commercials. "Dareka no Manazashi" is for real estate company and "Cross Road" is for correspondence education service.

After watching them you would want to see full movie/series.
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.
Similar advertisement shorts. Both still very nicely done.
They are touching short stories made by Makoto Shinkai. Both stories include a girl & a cat with a similar premise of going through the hardships of the working life in the cat's point of view.

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Ending Theme

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

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