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Aru Tabibito no Nikki

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Diary of Tortov Roddle, A Traveller's Diary
Japanese: 或る旅人の日記


Type: ONA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 19, 2003 to Jun 4, 2003
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.191 (scored by 9,064 users)
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Ranked: #29622
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3067
Members: 19,740
Favorites: 99


Both are from the same producer, relaxing scenes, no talking. 
report Recommended by neow_neow
they are both very artistic and poetic and driven by an awesome musical score.. so if you can't appreciate something that's more interpretive and artsy then this probably isn't for you.. they feel something like a daydream, something pleasant and floaty.. yea, floaty.. hah.. anyways they're both great. 
report Recommended by inoneoutheother
Collections of short surrealistic stories. Both have unique atmosphere and special feel about them. Art-house in the anime world. Definitely not for everyone 
report Recommended by Gokudo-kun
They both go on journeys, discover things that they think is unique and such. Kino travels for three days while Tortov Roddle travels according to his diary. 
report Recommended by neow_neow
Both have a calm and peaceful atmosphere. They follow an individual as he travels around meeting interesting people and experiencing fantastic things. 
report Recommended by Danish
Similar weirdness, very surreal. Not much talking. 
report Recommended by Stefanxd
Both follow a traveler, both have a particular atmosphere, and an original design. 
report Recommended by lighthalzen-kun
Similar mood and general feeling. A bit of surrealism and nostalgic. 
report Recommended by pani_frau
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou is the quintessential tranquil anime. It paints a picture of wonderfully laid back countryside life, with warm relationships between characters. And of course, there is the relaxingly slow pace, unmatched in anime as far as I'm concerned. Most of that can also be said for The Diary of Tortov Roddle. In this anime, a traveler goes on a journey across rather peaceful landscapes to all sorts of different places. There is no dialogue, only the travel notes written by Mr. Roddle. Both shows will warm your heart. 
report Recommended by MrEbert
"Aru Tabibito no Nikki" and "Inaka Isha" have a similar visual style and a content that is difficult to understand. 
report Recommended by Thompson
Similar style and music. Main characters of both look similar as well because they both wear large top hats. 
report Recommended by shadow-ookami
They both have beautifully surreal settings and situations but spirited away is more exciting and less sweet 
report Recommended by ionamay
Angel's Egg is a lot more "deep" than Tortov Roddle, but both of them transport the viewer to a fantastic and surreal world. If you enjoyed the sights and sounds of Tortov Roddle, then you will love Angel's Egg for its artwork alone. 
report Recommended by Slacks
Random yet interesting surreal events which seem completely out of this world. Extremely short sequences. 
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
While at first glance these shorts seems to be on opposite ends of the spectrum - Kigeki a fictional story set in the historic Irish War of Independence, Diary of TR set in a surrealist world with no ties to reality - there exists a very similar feeling between them: The style and colors are luminously muted, both stories leave the viewer with no real sense of closure, and both create a strong attachment to the characters with very little (or no) dialogue. 
report Recommended by daedalwag13
Howls Moving Castle is similar to Aru Tabibito no Nikki for their music, and dreamy pictures/landscapes. Both of these animations have the power to put you under a spell. 
report Recommended by bleeb
Interesting animation style, simple story telling, short and visually enjoyable.  
report Recommended by klausfish