Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?
 

Cross Road


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Crossroad
Japanese: クロスロード

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 2014
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Duration: 2 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.591 (scored by 10,368 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #12932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2049
Members: 18,474
Favorites: 40
7.59
Ranked #1293Popularity #2049Members 18,474
Add to List
Episodes: /1

Synopsis

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)

Background

No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Characters & Voice Actors

Miho
Miho
Main
Sakura, Ayane
Japanese
Sakura, Ayane
Shouta
Shouta
Main
Ono, Kensho
Japanese
Ono, Kensho
Z-Kai Teacher
Z-Kai Teacher
Supporting
Tanaka, Masahiko
Japanese
Tanaka, Masahiko

Staff

Shinkai, Makoto
Shinkai, Makoto
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics, Editing
Yamada, You
Yamada, You
Sound Director
Yanagi, Nagi
Yanagi, Nagi
Theme Song Performance
Tada, Akifumi
Tada, Akifumi
Theme Song Arrangement


Edit Opening Theme

"Cross Road (クロスロード)" by Nagi Yanagi

Edit Ending Theme

No ending themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an ending theme here.



More reviewsReviews

Animaniablog
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
I found this review Helpful
Derozio
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
I found this review Helpful
xbobx
Feb 27, 2014
"Woaah, what an amazing preview! When will it air?"
"Dude, it won't... that was a 2min one-shot."

Probably the most common reaction after watching these commercial cuts, and certainly the utter sadness for Shinkai fans.
Those who are already familiar with his projects, might have notice that from times to times companies from all kind of services come and asks him for short movies that will be used as commercials. All these movies have a optimistic and uplift forward-thinking look to them, caring some kind of moral or sense of ethics.

In this case, this could easily fit as a preview for a cute boy-meets-girl slice of life read more
I found this review Helpful
WinstonWingZhang
Jun 7, 2014
Once upon a time, Shinkai Makoto made a name for himself overnight with a 25 minute independent short. Following his playful debut work "She and Her Cat, the poignantly existential "Voices of a Distant Star" cemented his place as a storyteller and opened the doors to the industry for the fresh young auteur.

Fast forward a decade or so, and now he has amusingly been hired to create a commercial for a cram school company. The result is surprisingly touching as a bite-size narrative, and reminds us why Shinkai Makoto is a master of the short form storytelling. The impact "Cross Road" achieves in two read more
I found this review Helpful

Recommendations


Recent News

Animated CM 'Cross Road' for Z-Kai by Makoto Shinkai Revealed

Animated CM 'Cross Road' for Z-Kai by Makoto Shinkai Revealed

Makoto Shinkai has created another animated commercial titled Cross Road for Z-Kai, a correspondence education service. The CM and included song, which is sung by Na...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Crossroad Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Feb 25, 2014
97 replies by ezaya »»
Jul 19, 11:11 AM
Opening Song?
kouhai-desu - Mar 2, 2014
1 replies by namihei »»
Apr 8, 2014 7:47 PM

Recent Featured Articles

Makoto Shinkai's Top 10 Anime

Makoto Shinkai's Top 10 Anime

Makoto Shinkai has been called "The New Miyazaki" due to his amazing talent and stunning visual works. What are his 10 best rated films and short anime commercials on MAL? Let's take a look at them now!