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
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.361 (scored by 72937,293 users)
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Ranked: #23342
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Popularity: #4517
Members: 21,670
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Must watch for fans one way or the other. There are just so many similarities. No question. Guarantee.  
report Recommended by Anonatsuhe
Mature, thoughtful stories about adult women living in contemporary Japan. Neither show shies away from realistic depictions of romance, sex, and failed relationships. Both have a strong sense of melancholy interspersed with levity at life's absurdities, and their protagonists make difficult and interesting decisions. Nana is long and lacks a conclusive ending; Anime Time tells four unrelated short stories. In each case it's less about the destination than the journey. 
report Recommended by q_3
Both are short sentimental stories about young women looking back at their past 
report Recommended by helensan
Both series are stories based on actual literature. Though the audience for both are vastly different, they both take on very mature and profound themes about life. I think that anyone who appreciates the rawness of literary stories would enjoy both. 
report Recommended by Tongue
Both have similar josei themed stories like love triangles. 
report Recommended by misscherie
I think these animes are both intended for the same target group. Both show different complex female/male-relationship between adults/ older adults . Otona Joshi no Anime Time is more poetic and focuses on the women while Ristorante Paradiso shows the relationships mostly from the male perspective and has more steady art. 
report Recommended by MoshiMoshiiih
Modern Love Tokyo could be the 5th episode and you wouldn't notice it comes from a different anime. It's a perfect match.  
report Recommended by Way2Gay4Me
both rumiko takahashi anthology and otona joshi no anime time are episodic shows about daily situations that can be a little uncommon but can happen to anyone. rumiko takahashi´s is more light hearted with some comedy and anime time has a really nice animation and it really goes deeper into the characters minds and feelings while rumiko series is more about the situations 
report Recommended by abyss_will
Both involve older Japanese women, often reminiscing on their pasts and their dissatisfactions in life; they often recount specific childhood memories, and trace these memories back to the person they'd become, abandoning the life they thought they should have been living for a new way of life that brings them true happiness. (they also both operate under a romantic slant!) 
report Recommended by mop
Both have simple but deep stories about the daily lifes of women made by different directors for each episode. "Otona Joshi no Anime Time" has completely different stories whereas "Near Death!! Ekoda-chan" super short episodes are based on the same manga. The artstyles are extremely unusual and more appealing for arty people I guess. They vary from episode to episode. I really think someone who likes one of them could be interested in the other one since they are rare finds of anime about/for grown up and a little bit weird women. 
report Recommended by MoshiMoshiiih
It's short, peaceful and warm. Makes you go nostalgic about home and life. You always wish to relive your childhood days. They were the best days! 
report Recommended by dnpromi
There is a notion of looking back at your teenage years in an attempt to fix your present. 
report Recommended by Faylicia
Anyone who enjoys short stories or shot films understand how challenging it is to create them. Their objectives are different than a feature film or a novel. They focus on specific literary elements (e.g, theme, style, narrative structure, mood, etc) to communicate the intent of the author. Otona Joshi no Anime Time and Aki no Kanade provide a glipse into the lives of your everyday women and the issues they face. Aki no Kanade provides a more positive outlook than Otona Joshi no Anime Time. Otona Joshi no Anime Time is better at crafting short stories and has better visuals compared to Aki no Kanade.  read more 
report Recommended by lancelot200
Few anime focus on the lives of adult women and the difficulties of their relationships in a realistic manner. Otona Joshi no Anime Time and The Garden of Words are animated short stories that portray the lives of five women and how they deal with their personal issues. I count these two titles among the few anime shorts that are worth watching. Their stories would stand up as a live-action short film.  
report Recommended by lancelot200
While Tokyo Marble Chocolate and Otona Joshi no Anime Time are anime shorts about relationships, they make different choices when it comes to style, narrative, and mood. This is likely due to the age and personalities of the characters. Chizuru (Tokyo Marble Chocolate) is cheerful and a little naive so the anime is very colourful, bubbly, a little whimsical. As an anthology, Otona Joshi no Anime Time does not have a consistent style or mood, but does have one or two short stories that is heart warming. It is very difficult to create a engaging anime shorts, but these two are standouts. 
report Recommended by lancelot200
Two anime anthologies structured around a single theme - goodbyes and journeys in Tabi Machi Late Show, and adult relationships in Otona Joshi no Anime Time. Both titles have a natural/realistic outlook on life rather than a romanticized outlook.  
report Recommended by lancelot200
Flavors of Youth is likely the most known title anime anthologies not based on a franchise given its international distribution by Netflix and may give more attention to other anthologies and anime shorts. Otona Joshi no Anime Time benefits from having different animators and directors responsible for each episode, which allow teams to make creative decisions to highlight their own literary elements (e.g, theme, style, narrative structure, mood, etc). Flavors of Youth benefits from having a single vision across the anime, which creates more cohesion in the anthology and in this case a higher animation budget. If you're looking for more anthologies and anime shorts  read more 
report Recommended by lancelot200
Both of them are made in no-anime style. I don't mean graphic (but in Jin-Roh it's more realistic than nice). These works resemble serious movie so much like director didn't find any good actors and decided to make an anime. 
report Recommended by Banu02
These are collections of very realistic and reflective stand-alone stories, with each focusing on an adult in modern Japanese society and the things that they deal with. 
report Recommended by Iconoclast
Both are josei/slice of life that share similar themes. Focusing on the lives of 30-something working women making their way in a modern world. The tone is different (though there is some overlapping). Otona is a somber and nostalgic character study of the four different women. Hataraki Man is more 'sex & the city', but in a good way. 
report Recommended by mugwump
Mature and realistic slice of life, female point of view. If you enjoyed the slow pace and you are in one of those "look at yourself in the mirror" kind of moods this is exactly what you are looking for. Slightly nostalgic, bittersweet, very enjoyable watch. I really wish there was more like this! 
report Recommended by vampiricneko
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