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Japanese: アニマ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 2005
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Source: Unknown
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 4 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.131 (scored by 938938 users)
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Ranked: #110962
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Popularity: #9460
Members: 1,917
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ANIMA is a dance animation movie representing a human "life."

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Feb 6, 2015
Aria-da-Capo (All reviews)
Anima is an highly emotional short driven by a tormented piano piece, which remember of Ligeti's Études for piano. The music fits perfectly the dance moves of a female figure which struggle with her body in a painful dance.
The short express one of the main strength of animation: the possibility to represent something that a real human figure can't express. The body gesture are extreme, and the taste for plasticity of the director finds in this medium a great tool to convey a varied palette of emotions and movements.
Apr 23, 2013
alfija (All reviews)
It lasts less than 4 minutes, and still it's hard to watch. Pace of the music is annoying, design is disgusted and dance too emotional, so it seems that the character is hysterical woman.

Although disciples of of ballet schools may appreciate this video. I do not know.
Jun 24, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 3
musical/art piece (no vocals)

artistic form of expression of something via dance. Although with no plot what that something is not clear. Therefore can lead and has lead to different takes to what was done and why.

The art has hinted with its dark nature and color of black the dance piece has a negative outlook. With no warm colors anywhere in sight to me that says there is no hope or no love. The artwork depicts a nude female form but in fast motion. Which tells me a couple things. That with the nude depiction there is no fear of self. For the fast read more

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