Tobira wo Akete (1995)

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tobira o Akete, Open the Door
Japanese: トビラを開けて


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1995
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.011 (scored by 20772,077 users)
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Ranked: #92332
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Popularity: #8714
Members: 4,270
Favorites: 3


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It's bedtime, and Nonoko is about to go to sleep. But the play of light and shadow on those objects on the wall look almost like... a person.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Yuuki, Hiro


Morimoto, Kouji
Director, Script, Storyboard, Animation Director, Screenplay
Fukushima, Atsuko
Key Animation
Yamamoto, Nizou
Art Director
Kuroda, Yoshio


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May 17, 2016
As I peruse the Dementia tag, I'm always eager to find something with a coherent narrative told in an abstract manner. Tobira wo Akete is my latest find in an otherwise narrative-barren genre.

Although the description is vague, the narrative is about a young girl who's a bit of a closed-minded brat, but after the lights go out, she imagines a fairy in the shape of one of the shadows in her room. After that, it's this dreamscape experience where the Dementia tag took hold and we're toured through a strange interpretation of elementary dreams. It's actually quite fun, and it rekindled a sense of youth ...
May 8, 2012
Mixed Feelings
A very simple anime, only about 8 or 9 minutes of footage. For the most part I enjoyed watching it, it kept my attention the whole time.

Story 4: A girl meets a spirit and sends her to a dream world. Its very simple and there doesnt seem to be any point to it.

Art 7: Its very simple,but in way that I enjoy, its a very colorful anime.

Sound 7: A bunch of Christmas music,its fits the anime well and even though I typically dislike it,the anime made it bearable

Character 6: Simple little girl and a spirit for the most part theyre boring but enjoyable at the ...

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Poll: Tobira o Akete (1995) Episode 1 Discussion
Retro8bit - Sep 19, 2009
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