Shiawasette Naani

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Synonyms: Shiawase tte Naani, Shiawase tte Nani, What Is Happiness?, Happy Science
Japanese: しあわせってなあに


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 1991
Producers: Gakken
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Novel
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Duration: 15 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 4.941 (scored by 640640 users)
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Ranked: #120982
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Popularity: #11024
Members: 1,268
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Based on a series of books authored by Ryuho Ookawa. Alto is going home from school, when he finds a girl who calls herself an angel.


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Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Animation Director
Ookawa, Ryuuhou
Original Creator


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Sep 17, 2021
Bagadonuts (All reviews)
Shiawasette Naani is a short OVA of some historical interest. It is one of the earliest Kyoto Animation works, and the directorial debut of Ishihara Tatsuya, who went on to direct a huge chunk of the KyoAni corpus. It is also the first in a series of anime commissioned by, and based on the writings of, cult leader Ookawa Ryuuhou.

It is clear that the production values here are not high. The animation is somewhat stiff and choppy. I didn't like the sound design, which combines plenty of awkward silence with some weird, overly-loud effects. The extent to which the voiceovers don't match the characters' mouths read more

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