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Fuyu no Hi

Alternative Titles

English: Winter Days
Japanese: 冬の日


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 22, 2003
Producers: Imagica
Source: Unknown
Genres: Historical
Duration: 39 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
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Fuyu no Hi is a 2003 animated film directed by Kihachiro Kawamoto. It is based upon the renga of the same name by the 17th-century Japanese poet Basho.

The creation of the film followed the traditional collaborative nature of the source material—the visuals for each of the 36 stanzas were independently created by 35 different animators. As well as many Japanese animators, Kawamoto assembled leading names of animation from across the world. Each animator was asked to contribute at least 30 seconds to illustrate their stanza, and most of the sequences are under a minute (Yuriy Norshteyn's, though, is nearly two minutes long).

The released film consists of the 40-minute animation, followed by an hour-long "Making of" documentary, including interviews with the animators. Fuyu no Hi won the Grand Prize of the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2003.

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Shimamura, Tatsuo
Shimamura, Tatsuo
Producer, Animation Director
Kawamoto, Kihachiro
Kawamoto, Kihachiro
Takahata, Isao
Takahata, Isao
Animation Director
Yamamura, Koji
Yamamura, Koji
Animation Director

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Apr 27, 2012
It is movies like winter days that help you understand the formless art that is life. This anime goes beyond words,if you are willing to sit down with some patience, and are easily amused, give winter days a go. Beautiful artwork throughout the whole movie, it really has a beautiful flow and vibe to it. Enjoy!, I did.
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Anime: Yonimo Osoroshii Nihon Mukashibanashi
Both are collection of stories from japanese folklore. While Fuy no Hi is made more artistic (different styles of animation for each part), Yonimo Osoroshii Nihon Mukashibanashi is made more as a horror/dementia. 
reportRecommended by abystoma2
Anime: Tokyo Loop
Both are collections of short stories made by various artists each with different animation. While Tokyo Loop shorts have no connection, Fuyu no Hi shorts are based on renga by japanese poet of 17th century. 
reportRecommended by abystoma2
Anime: Koushoku Ichidai Otoko
Since Winter Days (a.k.a. Fuyu no Hi) anime movie is made by many talented Japanese and foreign animators, it has a very interesting and unique mix of different types of animation. Thus, the whole movie is made up of many different short animated scenes which some of them have the similar feeling to The Sensualist art (the traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e style). Also, the story of Fuyu no Hi is an adapted haikai (haiku) collection by Basho, while The Sensualist is an adaptation of Edo period novel. Both animes have on some level similar poetical atmosphere and comic relief that you may be looking for :) 
reportRecommended by Hellsing_lover

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