Otona Joshi no Anime Time

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Synonyms: Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze, A Wind Skimming the River's Surface, Dokoka Dewanai Koko, Yuuge, Jinsei Best 10
Japanese: 大人女子のアニメタイム


Type: Special
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2011 to Mar 24, 2013
Producers: NHK, WAO World
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.371 (scored by 69306,930 users)
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Ranked: #21512
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Popularity: #4198
Members: 20,291
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Preliminary Show Spoilers
Dec 21, 2014
Satire (All reviews)
"With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone." - Oscar Wilde

With the passing of every year one can't help but feel nostalgic at times. As you get older, you might find yourself asking, "Where did all the time go?" or "When did I get so old?" In those moments, we often find ourselves looking back towards the past. There were moments that you felt happy and sad, content and depressed, ecstatic and lazy, full of love and full of regret. There were the soaring highs and there were the abysmal lows. There were moments when you wondered what if. Would things have turned out read more
Apr 19, 2011
fantastic (All reviews)
Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze is one of those rare anime that gives a beautiful yet painful look into a woman's life. There are no gigantic eyes, no moe blushes, just a brief inner monologue concerning hopes and dreams, reality and all of life's "what if's."

With only 24 minutes, Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze manages to give us a highly in-depth into Noriko's life, from her adolescent days to the near-finish of her lonely marriage. While it would be hard to describe the plot without giving much away, just know that it's good.

The art and sound are nothing revolutionary, but fitting. The animation mixes photo-realism and a read more
Apr 20, 2011
SixFlags (All reviews)
Moderator note: The following review is for the first one-shot, Kawamo wo Suberu Kaze. Three additional one-shots aired under the same title and were merged into this entry in 2013.

„Though the Asano River is known as the woman river, she always used to feel like an independent girl. Looking at her now, her banks sawn by slabs of concrete, controlling the current, this river is now more of a crude lady.”

Noriko, a 33 year-old woman, who lived abroad for 5 years, returns to her home town with her 4 year-old son. While she walks the small town she used to live in, we read more
Jun 5, 2017
RPWPA (All reviews)
This type of anime is probably my favorite , i love the calm story-telling anime with new characters every episode very much but this one was a bit different .
I didn't like this one probably because of the way it was presented , the anime tries to make it like all the main characters are good characters and what they did was right , for example : the first episode had a very very shitty person as the main character , someone who cheated on their lover and hid the fact that she was pregnant from another man from her husband , the same thing read more
Jan 14, 2015
AmberRose (All reviews)
And the morale of the story is, "Live for yourself and to the fullest because life waits for no one."

After watching all four of the short stories the experience left me feeling nostalgic, and with an overall sense of warm happiness, [b]however[/b] it also left me with a feeling of fear in regards to the future.

The short stories center around the lives of 4 different women between their late 20s to early 40s. The stories primarily focus on the age old theme of love; whether that be love in the form of friendship, motherly love, love of an old lover, or the love within read more
Feb 2, 2018
hwillow (All reviews)
Otona Joshi no Anime Time is a series of four episodes. Every episode has a different woman as the main character and we get to see a bit of her daily life as well as get to know her thoughts. I really liked this show because the women depicted are just ordinary people and even though nothing really extraordinary happens to them it is easy to empathize with them. Every episode has a different type of animation and they all look really good.

The first episode has a somberness to it. It kinda of reminded me of a Murakami short-story.
The second one is cute and read more
Sep 30, 2014
jkalyana (All reviews)
Not for kids. You guys have read the Synopsis. All the 4 stories comes down to choices that women make. They are really powerful stories. Each story presents a different perspective. This is a definite watch for adults with open mind.

Episode 1 fells like the woman made the wrong choice, but who was to say how the world would have been like of she made the other choice. We just make a choice and hope for the best, but those choices are bound by our desires, like money, status, respect among everybody or a nice man with whom one might not have a rich life read more
Aug 28, 2011
dnpromi (All reviews)
This is more or less a short movie. A very light hearted storyline with more inclination towards reality and pragmatism and the way we lead our lives now a days. This is about a girl who looks back into the past and ponders over the decision she took then "what if". Our whole life revolves around such "whats if"s. Its a simple and peaceful story with a lot of hidden meanings inside. Watching it brings calmness to your mind and you feel a lot of warmth inside you.
I won't recommend this to just anyone. But people who love anime and are mature enough to understand read more
Nov 23, 2012
tiailds (All reviews)
The best parts of this were the sound effects and the artwork. Mixing the usual soft sytle for the characters with some kind of photo extrapolated backgrounds really added to the overal picture. The sounds were so realistic that when I was not looking, I would have believed it was live action.
The main problem I have with this special was the characters, mainly the lead. I don't like her. I don't hate her, but there is just not a lot to like either. She regrets the decisions she has made, but anyone with some common sense could have advised her read more
Apr 19, 2021
PinkTaco (All reviews)
So obviously this anime isn't for everyone, but for me (29 F), it was perfect. Everything from the stories to art style were very enjoyable for someone who has aged out of a lot of anime. I was looking for a short, simple, more mature show I could enjoy with a drink and whew boy I found it.
Each ep revolved around a different matured woman, a POV in anime rarely seen. These women tended to have some degree of a selfish streak, but you know what? Good for them. I found myself rooting for them no mater how flawed their approach to life was. read more
Sep 15, 2018
boyoungsi (All reviews)
Otona Joshi no Anime Time is a best way to tell story about realistic adult woman.
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at first glace you may think that this is just a pure netorare story, but the hidden values and story is more than that, NOT ONLY ABOUT CHEATING. Especially episode 3 and 4 is show what's the meaning of growing up and be more mature+STRONG woman.
on one side we may think that the moral values of this anime is extremely bad,
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on the other side this is a realistic-modern story about independent woman, a woman who don't care about what people say as long as they can achieve happiness read more
Aug 17, 2019
77AnonyMei__77 (All reviews)
So I’m writing this review just to clear up my thoughts on this series. Otona Joshi no Anime Time is a collection of four stories, each bearing a different message and each presenting new characters. The show was mesmerizing for the reason that it was done by studio Bones, a studio you should rely on when it comes to aesthetics. As soon as I saw it, I put it in my plan-to-watch list — it’s been there for quite a while now. So I finally decided to check it out, and here are my thoughts.

I will list all four stories and what I thought about read more
Apr 12, 2021
udit246 (All reviews)
Otona Joshi no Anime Time, This anime is beyond trash level.. You recommend NTR<cheating> fetish of yours, and I guess maximum viewers haven't that kind of interest. REVIEW
STORY1- FMC<The lead character> married and they have a child. But they only a married couple only on paper, she is fine with taking care of her son while his husband busy in work, she even considered divorce also. But the reality is different. She had affair with a crush just before marriage<she wanted to spend one night with her crush, before marriage>. Her crush even proposed to her and ask not to leave him, But she left<I read more