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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou

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Synonyms: YKK, Yokohama Shopping Log, Yokohama Shopping Trip
Japanese: ヨコハマ買い出し紀行


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 21, 1998 to Dec 2, 1998
Producers: Aniplex, Ajia-Do
Duration: 29 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


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slice of life


This is not so much a story as it is a slice of life. Or rather, it is a look into portions of the life of a girl named Alpha, together with the people around her. Alpha runs a little cafe on the outskirts of Yokohama. There are almost no customers, but Alpha does not mind at all since she has the occasional company of the old man who runs the gasoline stand down the road, as well as that of his grandson Takahiro. This is a Yokohama of the future, when the sea covers most of the land and roads have disappeared under sand or water. Alpha is in fact a robot, looking after the cafe during her owner's indefinite leave of absence.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Sequel: Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: Quiet Country Cafe

Characters & Voice Actors

Hatsuseno, Alpha
Hatsuseno, Alpha
Shiina, Hekiru
Shiina, Hekiru
Terashima, Mikio
Terashima, Mikio
Suyama, Akio
Suyama, Akio
Sugita, Ikuko
Sugita, Ikuko


Theme Song Composition, Music
Kushida, Tatsuya
Background Art
Choro Club
Kato, Hiroshi
Art Director

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Sep 7, 2013
If for some reason you wanted to give a try to this OVA before tackling the manga series, or if, as a fan, you considered checking out how well the Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou adaptation fared, this is the only thing you need to hear: do it.

Released in 1998, this 2-episode OVA (based on the long-running manga of the same name) starts with Alpha. She is an android. Then we see the barren land of what looks like the countryside, but soon come up names of familiar cities like Yokohama. With humanity slowly declining, the End of Everything is scheduled soon, and Alpha already knows she read more
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Oct 21, 2008
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou is a two-episode OVA based on the manga of the same name (please read my review of the manga for more details). Specifically, it is based on a few early chapters in the manga. After reading over some other reviews, it seems that the transition from still images to animation has been somewhat of a hit-or-miss kind of thing with many people, but for me, I think it weathers the transition very well; the OVA takes advantage of the medium to showcase the world and characters, but in some ways doesn't go far enough.

Story: 9 (Great)

The story concerns Alpha Hatsusueno, an android read more
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Both are slow-paced, easy going anime with a loveable and calm lead character.
La Maison is an animated short whose premise and feeling both reminded me of YKK. Both animes feature a future in which the world has flooded and in both cases this leads to deep feelings of nostalgia and longing for the past.

Opening Theme

"Cafe Alpha" by Gontiti

Ending Theme

"Closing Time" by Gontiti

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