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Kakurenbo


Alternative Titles

English: Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek
Japanese: カクレンボ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 1, 2004
Producers: Shuuhei Morita
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Yamato Works
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.021 (scored by 13,206 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #33362
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1921
Members: 22,811
Favorites: 85
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

Among the ruins of the city, there is a game only children can play. It is called "Otokoyo"; a game of hide-and-seek. But whenever children play this game, one by one they would disappear into the blinds of the buildings... The story begins when a boy enters the world of Otokoyo, to find his missing sister.

Background

The film won the award for Notable Entry in the General Category at the Tokyo International Anime Fair in 2005. In Korea, it received a Best Film Nomination at the Seoul Comics and Animation Festival. It then went on to win Best Short film at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal.

Characters & Voice Actors

Inmu
Inmu
Main
 
Sorincha
Sorincha
Main
Suzuki, Masami
Japanese
Suzuki, Masami
Hikora
Hikora
Main
Takeuchi, Junko
Japanese
Takeuchi, Junko
Tachiji
Tachiji
Main
Ishibashi, Mika
Japanese
Ishibashi, Mika

Staff

Morita, Shuuhei
Morita, Shuuhei
Producer, Director, Storyboard, Editing
Sajiki, Daisuke
Sajiki, Daisuke
Background Art, Character Design
Wayland, Tom
Wayland, Tom
ADR Director
Takeuchi, Hiroaki
Takeuchi, Hiroaki
Planning


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Ranivus
Apr 19, 2008
Kakurenbo is a one-shot ova and is Yamatoworks first attempt at an anime. And as the title suggests, its an OVA about hide and seek. But like any good anime out there theres a lot of rules and twists to this 30 minute show. Thirty minutes isn't enough time to flesh out character backgrounds and a deep story but it gives out the rules and punishments of the game all in the beginning of the show. And that gives this show a lot of points from me considering how confusing and crazy the show gets right away. For example one of the rules gets read more
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Venneh
Oct 30, 2008
Title: Kakurenbo

Anime: Kakurenbo is a half-hour OVA that was produced as a collaboration between CoMix Wave Inc (known for their work on 5 Centimeters per Second and Voices From a Distant Star), Dentsu Inc (known for their work on Antique Bakery and D.Gray-Man) and Yamatoworks/D.A.C (this was their debut production), and directed by Shuhei Morita (who also directed the Freedom OVA series). Kakurenbo was released on September 1st, 2004 in Japan, was licensed Stateside by the now defunct Central Park Media, who released it on October 30th, 2005.

Story: In a city that's now in ruins, children play the game of Otokoyo (a Japanese version read more
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shinnlorankira
Jun 4, 2012
There are 2 reasons to write a review.

1. Is this anime for you?
A: If you are easy to trick and get lost in atmosphere quite often, or don't watch horror much or are frightened easily then yes.

Now part 2 is justify why you hate something to the people who love it. (Fair enough since you should at least provide good reasoning for liking or hating something.) Past this part has SPOILERS.


It is a game of 7 children. There are 8 children. This is the start. Gee, WONDER WHO THE 8TH IS!? Also, she looks exactly like the one kids sister (despite wearing a read more
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Nilvius
Feb 17, 2011
Kakurenbo is a short flick involving an urban legend that tells of how those playing a specific game of hide-and-seek at a certain forbidden, deserted neighborhood all goes missing without a single trace. This being of the horror genre can mean only one thing: a group of kids got curious and were lured into the game, with obvious disastrous consequences, as they found out just why the game is a taboo.

I'm not expecting much from the characters, since this is such a short film (and a horror one at that). You have the bully/ jerk jock archetype and his cronies, followed by the stoic and read more
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