Tansu Warashi.

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Synonyms: Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2010 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2010, Wardrobe Dwellers, Project A
Japanese: たんすわらし。
English: Drawer Hobs
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 5, 2011
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.741 (scored by 34943,494 users)
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Ranked: #53602
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Popularity: #7849
Members: 5,835
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Noel Hiiragi thinks that her life is stressful enough living alone and working at a call center when her mother sends her a six-drawer wardrobe out of the blue. In hopes of returning the furniture after attempting to stuff it in a corner of her tiny apartment, she calls her mother to complain about the sudden burden, but her mom only vaguely tells Noel that it is "her turn."

When Noel returns from a night of drinking, she finds a fat child in her apartment eating her food. Shocked and confused, she eventually discovers that her mother's wardrobe contains six strange children who claim to serve the current mistress of the Hiiragi family. Refusing to buy this blunt explanation, Noel struggles to adapt to her new lifestyle, wondering whether the children's service is a blessing or a curse.

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Tansu Warashi. is one of the four shorts that was produced as part of Japan Animation Creators Association's Young Animator Training Project in 2010.

Under the official series title Project A, it originally aired in eight movie theaters as part of a roadshow held between March 5, 2011 and March 11, 2011. In addition, the shorts of Project A were shown weekly from March 6, 2011 to March 27, 2011 on MBS TV, with Tansu Warashi. being the last to air on the final day.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hiiragi, Noel

Noto, Mamiko


Sanpei, Yuuko


Ono, Fuyuka


Takato, Yasuhiro


Matsumoto, Megumi


Kozakura, Etsuko


Ueda, Kana


Konno, Hiromi


Terakawa, Hidekazu
Kise, Kazuchika
Director, Key Animation, Character Design
Koizumi, Kisuke
Sound Director
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa


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Jul 5, 2011
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 ...
May 11, 2011
Warm and nice story about family and frenship. About feelings. Good things come then you realy need them even if you do not expect it. Anime about little miracles in our everyday life. I realy like this kind of stories and would like to recomend it everyone.

Art is simple enouth but for this kind of story is the best solution. It reminds me oldschool anime were main thing is story, not art. Characters are interesting and in 23min we can see all disposition.
Mar 19, 2013
Young Animator Training Project/Anime Mirai short reviews: Part 3/12

Wardrobe Dwellers is basically Snow White if Snow White was a Japanese salarywoman. Also if Snow White didn’t have any singing or dancing or evil witch or basically anything interesting at all. A salarywoman moves into an old flat where magical fairies live in her wardrobe who tell her to kill hookers and something about her grandmother also owning this wardrobe. It’s supposed to be about the passing of generations and tries to lean on the nostalgia button, but never really pulls it off. Characters don’t show enough emotion or personality to feel anything from their reactions ...

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