Dareka no Manazashi

Someone's Gaze

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: だれかのまなざし
English: Someone's Gaze
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 10, 2013
Producers: The Answer Studio
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.311 (scored by 3775437,754 users)
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Ranked: #26992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2555
Members: 71,550
Favorites: 93

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In near-future Japan, Aya Okamura lives alone in an apartment away from her parents. Her mother has worked overseas ever since her childhood, so her aging father Kouji and their cat Mii-san are the only ones left in their family home. After a tiring day, Aya declines her father's invitation for dinner by lying that she is still at work. Yet that very night, she receives another call with sudden news that may bring this separated family closer.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Shinkai, Makoto
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Tanji, Takumi
Background Art, Art Director
Suzuki, Miho
Animation Director, Key Animation, Character Design
Matsuura, Akihisa


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Sep 12, 2013
"An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship."

There have probably been cases in all of our lives in which we took our families for granted. When I look back on my life I realize I was a selfish, greedy kid. Growing up in a suburb of the United States will make you that way. You want to fit in with the 'now' and want to be socially acceptable so you aren't judged by others. I've bought material things to impress people I don't know, shown off the newest fashion or technology to friends to feel an ounce of vanity, and gone ...
Apr 6, 2015
7 minutes. It doesn’t ask for any more of your precious time. Amidst all the troubles in life, if you decide and manage to invest that amount of time in watching this ultra short film, what you get is something that will undoubtedly stay with you for a long time.

Dareka no Manazashi awes with its simplicity. It portrays a certain phase of human life, i.e., the growing up phase and the changes that come along with it in one’s life, that almost every person experiences. It is about how we tend to put up facades in public just for the sake of presenting ourselves as ...
May 27, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Dareka no Manazashi (DnM for short) is a short film directed by Makoto Shinkai - if you're an anime fan in any capacity, you're probably familiar with some of the titles he's directed, such as Byousoku 5 Centimeter and the more recent Kimi no Na wa. His films are often described as bittersweet and sentimental, and this is also the case with DnM. However, the short length and consequential underdevelopent of the many plot points the film presents left me feeling underwhelmed - like this was something that had the potential to be emotionally touching, if given more time.

DnM is visually stunning, featuring vibrant colors, ...

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