Ranked #924
Cross Road

Cross Road

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Synonyms: Crossroad
Japanese: クロスロード


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 2014
Duration: 2 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
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Score: 7.711 (scored by 4381 users)
Ranked: #9242
Popularity: #2315
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High school students Miho and Shouta are preparing for college entrance examinations. Miho comes from an island without even one cram school, while Shouta lives in Tokyo and works a part-time job. Both are striving to pass exams so they can enter college. The pair enroll in Z-Kai's correspondence education courses, and their lives cross before they realize it.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Sakura, Ayane
Sakura, Ayane
Ono, Kensho
Ono, Kensho
Z-Kai Teacher
Z-Kai Teacher
Tanaka, Masahiko
Tanaka, Masahiko


Shinkai, Makoto
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics, Editing
Tada, Akifumi
Theme Song Arrangement
Yanagi, Nagi
Theme Song Performance
Tanaka, Masayoshi
Animation Director, Key Animation, Character Design

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Feb 26, 2014
First let me disappoint most of you who only saw the trailer without any prior knowledge. The trailer is the whole series, this was just a commercial campaign by "Z-Kai". Granted with huge names like a Makoto Shinkai and Masayoshi Tanaka it is a bit disappointing that we only get 119 seconds of amazement and joy.

I put the story 6/10 only because it's essentially a commercial and not a story at all, if this project were to be adapted to a full blown storyline I think it could have a lot of potential, but alas this is all we have.

Per Shinkai's other work (Garden of read more
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Mar 2, 2014
"This isn't a movie. It is a commercial. God damn it!" - anyone who saw it and hoped for a series AND then came to know about what it really is. I know that feel, bud. Trust me, I do.

Makoto Shinkai strikes again with another one of his visually stunning works - this time with a 2 minute commercial instead of a feature length film, however. And because it is *his* work, I'll actually skip commenting on the artwork in general. Because it is stunning, to say the least. And I don't know how else to describe it. I shall talk about character designs, though. read more
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If you enjoyed watching Z-Kai: Cross Road, you should definitely check out Taisei Kensetsu series of commericals, Shinkai's other advert works with the principle of being short while capturing your emotions stunningly.
These are similar in many ways. 1) Both are 2 minute films, 2) They both need an actual series!, 3) Both involve romance of some sort. I'm still confused as to why both of these haven't gotten their own series yet.

Opening Theme

"Cross Road (クロスロード)" by Nagi Yanagi

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