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Synonyms: Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption)
Japanese: 振り子
English: Pendulum
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 16, 2012
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Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 4 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.461 (scored by 1285712,857 users)
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Ranked: #20342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4880
Members: 19,899
Favorites: 69

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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.

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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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Feb 1, 2015
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 ...
Aug 15, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Pendulum is a 2012 animated short film, and throughout its three minutes the short features a clock’s swinging pendulum to show the passage of time and transition the images of a man’s marriage. I was worried this would be like another short film called House of Small Cubes in that it aims for the heart strings but by featuring such a generic life it doesn’t gain the impact from pulling off such worn sentiments in art. To my surprise, Pendulum is far more personal and doesn’t try to represent every man’s life so much as a specific one, and thus its emotional impact is more ...
Jun 4, 2022
I'm inclined to not like these kind of experimental + sentimental shorts. It takes the premium sap of a melodrama, searches for some kind of novel motif that can be repeated throughout, lest it become too trite, slaps on wedding music you might find on the Hallmark channel, and then you can proceed to let your tears form a river, if you are so inclined.

Does taking the standard story of boy meets girl, the formation of a family, and then growing old together, stripping out all of the substance and universalizing it, lead to a more artistic or worthwhile short? Would a longer work that ...

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