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Japanese: 寫眞館


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 9, 2013
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Studios: Studio Colorido
Source: Unknown
Duration: 16 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.531 (scored by 898 users)
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Ranked: #15062
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Popularity: #5739
Members: 2,449
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The story takes place before WWII at a photo studio on top of a hill. Many people visit this studio to have their photos taken. One day, a couple comes, but the wife is so shy that she always lowers her head. The owner of the studio tries all kinds of tricks to get her to smile and eventually succeeds.

One year later, the couple comes again, but this time they bring their daughter along. She always looks grumpy, and again, the owner has to try everything to get her to smile. Thus starts a long-running relationship between the girl and the owner, and time passes to years and then decades...

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Nakamura, Takashi
Director, Screenplay, Key Animation
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Kimura, Shinji
Art Director
Koyama, Yasumasa
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Dec 7, 2016
aweser (All reviews)
Shashinkan- a beautiful tale of a woman who can't smile. Despite lasting only 16 min. shashinkan was unbelievably heartwarming and brought a tiny sparkle of joy into my life.

The art in this anime is definetly amazing. Fair enough characters don't look particularly anime-ish but when you look at them you can feel all the emotions running through their heads. Backrounds are exceptionaly well drawn and their vivid colours can undoubtedly be called "an eye candy".

There is not much I can write about the story or characters as the movie was too short to highly develop either of them. However makers of this masterpiece have read more


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