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Japanese: Anemone


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 29, 2011
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Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.401 (scored by 21122,112 users)
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Ranked: #71822
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Popularity: #8518
Members: 4,578
Favorites: 5

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Anemone is a story about a girl who strays into a world of wonder. She goes deeper into her internal world—her heart—and, in the end, retrieves an important thing that she lost.

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Feb 10, 2012
The word "anemone" comes from the Greek word for “windflower", ánemos, and means "daughter of the wind." It has both a positive and negative meaning; they can represent fading/dying hope and/or a feeling of having been forsaken, but can also symbolize anticipation. I've also read that in Japan it symbolizes "sincerity" but I don't have any evidence to back that up. According to Greek mythology, the anemone sprang from Aphrodite’s tears as she mourned the death of Adonis. They are also thought to bring luck and protect against evil.

In the case of this short animation, however, I think they are being given not only ...
Nov 2, 2011
Esta review también está en español.

Several years ago, I read a mystery novel called "The Specialty of the House". In the author comments, at the beginning of the book, there was a peculiar advice: "Stop reading the author notes now, read the novel, and then come back here. That way you'll understand everything". For Anemone, I will give you a similar advice: read this review, THEN SEE THE VIDEO, AND LASTLY, READ THE SYNOPSIS (IN ANEMONE'S PAGE, OF COURSE). THAT WAY, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND BETTER WHAT HAPPENS (well, at least for me, it worked that way xD).
Understood? Ok, let's begin.

Anemone is a five minute short ...
Jun 26, 2022
Beautiful and important animation

I discovered "Anemone" by pure chance, while browsing a database of anime reviews, focusing on the short ones to watch.

"Anemone" is a glimpse into the life of Ai, young woman, who is first seen wandering in a colorless world of bizarre metal constructions. That world is upside-down as well. Later she meets an anthropomorphic rabbit in suit and top hat who transports her, like in Alice in Wonderland, to a different scene. The scene turns out to be her childhood home.

This anime short is a visually stunning and very wise, no-dialogue commentary on losing and regaining hope, the force of memories and ...

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