Rain Town

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Japanese: rain town


Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 4, 2011
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Source: Original
Genre: DramaDrama
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.101 (scored by 1413314,133 users)
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Ranked: #38972
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Popularity: #4359
Members: 25,834
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An independent animated short-film by Hiroyasu Ishida, the animator of Fumiko no Kokuhaku.

In a small, forgotten town where the rain never stops, a chance encounter between a robot and an inquisitive little girl brings back memories and a chance reunion with a girl the girl the robot has never forgotten.


Winner of the New Face Award on the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Sep 8, 2013
Have you ever peered through the window on a rainy day, and, against all sense or reason, felt like venturing through the quiet outdoors?

Rain Town is a 10 minute short depicting such an experience. Ishida Hiroyasu (at only 25 years old) is a name that is quickly becoming known throughout the animation industry, and with a work such as Rain Town, it is anything but undeserved.

What makes Rain Town such a special anime is how much it accomplishes with so little. There is no dramatic storyline about humanity's survival, nor is there complex characterization to grab the audience's attention. Rain Town seeks instead ...
Sep 10, 2013
“Everyone wants happiness, nobody wants pain. But you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.”

In our current society a good majority of people have been far too desensitized by the simpler forms of entertainment. We've become too entranced by pop culture, repetitiveness, and fitting in with the trends. Most forms of entertainment nowadays are filled with cliché explosions, overly sexualized figures, and cheap antics to keep us entertained. Is that a bad thing? No, not necessarily. Entertainment varies based on its audience, and different people enjoy different things; our opinions on what we like are constantly changing. Sometimes, however, something strays away from ...
Jun 23, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Rain Town, a serene, atmospheric short, is the polar opposite of Ishida Hiroyasu's first animation, Fumiko's Confession, which is, by contrast, a manic, zany, and cartoonish ride. Both works show off Ishida's animation talent, but it seems that Rain Town is merely a portfolio-building exercise for the young man. The beginning scenery evokes memories of La Maison en Petits Cubes, but Rain Town offers hardly any story. Still, the animation looks great, and the music is fitting.

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