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Furiko


Alternative Titles

English: Pendulum
Synonyms: Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption)
Japanese: 振り子

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 16, 2012
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Source: Original
Duration: 4 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 7.671 (scored by 9,076 users)
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Ranked: #11882
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Popularity: #3612
Members: 13,853
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Synopsis

Furiko, meaning "pendulum," shows the highs and lows of a family of two—a high schooler, and his future wife, whom he rescues from delinquents. From the brilliant mind of comedian Tekken, comes a heartwarming story of a couple overcoming their differences even as they struggle through life. Not a moment goes by without meaning or expression in these four and a half minutes.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

In December of 2018, Tekken released an extended cut of film which features new music and adds one-and-a-half minutes of runtime.

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More reviewsReviews

Feb 1, 2015
ZephSilver (All reviews)
Furiko (Pendulum) is a rather pleasant gem. It's an anime short that manages to capture and invoke emotions in its viewers that's sometimes unattainable by the likes of 20 minute episode series. Where many fail it succeeded with elegance and modesty.

It immerses you into the lives of a couple in an authentic way. It doesn't force itself upon the viewer but gently glides into focus. And with its simplistic flip-book inspired visuals and accompanying somber musical backing, it's able to tell a coherent story that's woven together beautifully.
This is a short tale that leaves an awe inspiring message to any viewer invested into read more
Jan 4, 2013
riots (All reviews)
It's unfortunate that so many brilliant animated shorts in Japan are largely obscure to western audiences. It's also unexpected that a Japanese comedian, going by the pseudonym "Tekken", was able to capture the hearts of millions with two short, dialogue-less, and crudely drawn animations. The following covers the first of the two, entitled "Furiko" (otherwise known as Pendulum).

You don't need words to tell a beautiful story. It's such a rare thing to see in recent anime, but Takefumi Kurashina takes the medium and strips it to its rawest form - basic animation, simple music, and an uncomplicated plot. Telling the story of a man's journey read more
Oct 3, 2013
Cisla (All reviews)
Pendulum not trying to embellish reality, she is represented as. This beautiful and sad animated flip-book is like a drama, all the emotions spend.
Also very tragic. One can easily immerse in the context.

This animation is authentic, it shows Japan as!
The portrait of so many families in Japan ... Life for a Japanese man is his work, always staying out late, drinking Friday night etc.. As a result, the family passes behind, no time for us and without he realizes, he finds himself in retirement.
When he realizes all this, it's too late ... He tries to stop the clock, it symbolically shows that he wants to read more
Apr 14, 2017
OtakuNote87 (All reviews)
You see that, right? It is your life through the eyes of a man, it is the life that happens without realizing, leaving us wounds entwined between moments of happiness that we pass by.

This short reveals how time brings us surprises, good and bad, there are always of them. He also shows us how a man who most of his life is angry, because he feels frustrated, not having the life he had and can lose the only joy left, which was always there waiting for him at the door. Touching many times, if you were there, seeing the signals, as those moments will read more

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