Ranked #5851


Alternative Titles

English: Naked Youth
Japanese: Nakedyouth


Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 2006
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Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.231 (scored by 1,933 users)
Ranked: #58512
Popularity: #3942
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In Naked Youth Shishido takes us on a journey through the uncertainty and excitement of young love and homoerotic love. These gentle films quiver with sexual tension, which is linked to the natural world: trees reflecting on the surface of a pond, butterflies fluttering in the breeze.


Nakedyouth won the best award in Tohoku University of Art & Design (TUAD) graduation exhibit, Selection in 5th Norwich International Animation Festival, Grand Prize in the 12th CG-ARTS Student CG Contest, Recommended Work in 10th Japan Media Arts Festival, Visual Prize in 19th DoGA CG Anime Contest. and Screening at Annecy 2007 Special Programmes - "Animation and Desire".

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Shishido, Kojirou
Shishido, Kojirou

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Jun 18, 2012
The first thing worth noting about nakedyouth are the visuals which are impressive. Not being an anime expert, my initial hunch was that real backgrounds were filmed and traced over but in fact, everything is the result of masterful computer animation.

The natural scenes - birds flying across the sky, rays of sunlight filtering through trees - are stunningly beautiful and rich in detail. While the movements of the human body are animated realistically as well, the characters themselves look overly two-dimensional compared to the scenery, which creates an interesting contrastive effect. In short, the visuals are reason enough to watch this.

That said, nakedyouth is an read more
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Anime: Taifuu no Noruda
Long lingering gazes. Anger. Frustration. Stormy days in the middle of summer. Burning homoerotic tension that really brings out what it means to be in the Spring of one's life; so full of passion and so full of life. The beginning of something very personal and very interesting. Unfortunately neither Nakedyouth nor Taifuu no Noruda managed to capitalise on what they started, but maybe if you liked one you will be able to see the merits of the other... 
reportRecommended by Lemon
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Both short films that make you think alot.Similer art.  
reportRecommended by AnimeThief
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Yes it seems like a stupid idea, but they both contain sexuality, beautiful art, are short and are very emotional.
Although nakedyouth is much more artistic and abstract in meaning. 
reportRecommended by kan-san

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