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Tsumiki no Ie

Tsumiki no Ie

Alternative Titles

English: La Maison en Petits Cubes
Synonyms: House of Small Cubes
Japanese: つみきのいえ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 10, 2008
Producers: Oh! Production, Robot
Genres: Drama
Duration: 12 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
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An old man lives in a town that has become submerged in water. As the water level rises, he's forced to build additional levels onto his home with bricks (cubes) in order to stay above water. One day he accidentally drops his favorite pipe into the lower levels of his home, and decides to rent scuba diving equipment in order to go searching for it. As he descends through his sunken home, the old man recalls memories of the past in each room.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Elderly Man
Elderly Man


Kato, Kunio
Producer, Director

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Dec 18, 2014
This short masterpiece, La maison en petits cubes is so wonderfully breathtakingly beautiful I almost cried. No wonder it won an academy award. For a short with no dialogue it spoke so much in twelve minutes.

One thing I loved about La maison en petits cubes is the art, but beware its not for everyone. Why I loved the art so much is that it fit the story so well I couldn't imagine modern art for this or any different art for that matter.

The idea of a town under water and a old man living alone after everyone else had died or left the read more
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Nov 26, 2014
Tsumiki no Ie, or La Maison en Petits Cubes is a one episode anime with the absence of dialogue. This anime, however, spoke many words without saying anything at all.

"...." was the most memorable quote that I took away from this anime.

As pointless as the 'quote' above might seem to someone who has yet to watch this anime, it becomes clear how powerful silence can be. Wait until the episode is fully chewed and digested to fully understand what I mean.

If you are looking for good art, this anime is probably not for you. In other words, visually obsessed otaku's may shriek in read more
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Both are from the same producer, relaxing scenes, no talking.
Both stories tell a man's life without dialogue in imaginative ways. Perhaps the greatest aspect of both is how a story of a person's life can be told in such a short amount of time. Furiko clocks in about 3 minutes while Small Cubes took about 10 minutes. With a twist of creativity, a normal life is told within minutes that creates a lasting impression on anyone who appreciates simplicity and art.

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