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Ojiisan no Lamp

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2010 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2010, Ojii-san no Lamp, Grandfather's Lamp, Project A
Japanese: おぢいさんのランプ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 5, 2011
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: Drama, Historical
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.691 (scored by 6,829 users)
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Ranked: #10892
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Popularity: #2900
Members: 12,817
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A boy finds a strange object while playing hide-and-seek. His grandfather tells him the story of his own youth, and the important role the old lamp played. This story is about the modernization of Japan and the changes that came with it.


The Agency of Cultural Affairs of Japan invested 214 million yen ($2.26 million) in "Young Animator Training Project" and entrusted the execution of the project to Japan Animation Creators Association (JaniCA). JaniCA produced four original anime (23 min long with OP and ED sequences) in cooperation with four production studios. Ojii-san no Lamp was one of these four projects.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hirata, Mana
Shimizu, Risa


Takiguchi, Teiichi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Shiratori, Emiko
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
Haketa, Takefumi

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"Onii-chan (おにいちゃん)" by Crazy Ken Band

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"Negai Tomosu Koro e (願い灯す頃へ)" by Emiko Shiratori

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Mar 18, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)

My quest to review the entries of the 2011 Future Animator Contest continues with the one shot anime that won the contest and was widely considered the best. That anime is Grandfather’s Lamp.

The story starts in 1930s Japan when a young boy comes across an old oil lamp and is quick to discard it. This displeases the boy’s grandfather, who proceeds to tell the young boy the importance that the lamp played in his life. When he was his grandson’s age, the grandpa worked in a rice field rather than attend school and had to use flint and tinder to start fires. When the read more
Jul 4, 2011
neonoen (All reviews)
Due to the lack of free time which is supposed to be allotted for my daily serving of anime, I resorted to watching short anime films and such. Of course, I was hoping to find something as magnificent yet light as Tsumiki no Ie. Then I stumbled upon the 4 short anime shows that comprised the 2010 Young Animators' Training Project. As the name of the said endeavor implies, its an on-the-job-training project funded by the Japanese Animation Creators Association to train fresh aspiring animators. Although I found it not as touching, unique and outstanding as Tsumiki no Ie, this anime collection was still worth read more
May 22, 2012
kajia (All reviews)
Times are constantly changing; old technologies are continuously being replaced by new. Sometimes though, it's not easy to let go of something outdated, especially if it has played a central part in one's life. In essence, this is what happens in "Grandfather's Lamp", when an aged protagonist Minosuke tells his grandson about the role lamps played in his life.

Being one of the 2010 Young Animators' Training Project, the artwork has a simplistic beauty about it and seems to have been done with great care. The shading of the eyes is a little weird - they have these dull colourings that are often used in other read more
Sep 1, 2014
Dr_Spade (All reviews)
From time to time, there are anime which make us think hard and others which convey their message effortlessly. Ojii-san no Lamp falls in the latter category. It is about passion and attachment to the things we love and how at some point of time we are required to look beyond them and move ahead. It is about modernization and the pangs of sorrow which it brings to some people. The story told by the grandfather here to his grandson has a soothing tone. The emotions are conveyed effortlessly. A linear progression of storyline makes it easier to grasp the emotions felt by Minosuke, the read more


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