Mizu no Kotoba

Aquatic Language

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Japanese: 水のコトバ
English: Aquatic Language
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 26, 2002
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Rikka
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 9 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.711 (scored by 1409314,093 users)
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Ranked: #54932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4299
Members: 24,894
Favorites: 28

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Several people are spending their evening in a cafe. Two gossiping girls, two debating men, a bookworm and a boy, who just broke up with his girlfriend. The cafe's waitress starts a chat with him, persuading him to take a look at certain easel, while other customers begin to notice unusual things.

(Source: ANN)


In 2003 it won the Excellent Work Award at the Tokyo International Anime Fair.

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Dame Otoko

Yoshiura, Yasuhiro












Yoshiura, Yasuhiro
Director, Script, Original Creator


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Feb 12, 2011
9 minutes. That was my initial thought when a friend told me about this piece of work. So obviously I had close to no expectations while watching it. Normally I would have thought it was a waste of time, but for 9 minutes? why not?

So I watched all 9 min and 5 seconds it had to offer and I was amazed with what it produced. It gave some nice insight in to the way people think and the values people have. In 9 minutes they introduce 6 characters and develop them just enough to keep it interesting. The art was an interesting style that was ...
Jul 9, 2016
Mixed Feelings
There's a lot of content here bundled up in a short period that is incredibly underwhelming. Despite it being introspective, it gets some sort of point across, but it's really just bits and pieces of a bigger picture that is never fulfilled. It's decent enough to speak to the viewer but not good enough to leave any lasting or memorable experience. I've already forgotten half of what happens, or what was discussed, and I only watched it (with my full attention) nearly 5 minutes ago.

The art is fitting, but it's a bit of a clash. It's jarring at first but then settles down to a ...
May 6, 2023
Found it on Crunchyroll while searching for another anime. It felt like I was watching a demo of someone trying to test whatever techniques they could pull out in a shortest amount of time. Honestly not a fan but again it was 9 minutes and 5 seconds so I wasn’t expecting much until I saw people giving it a good review so I decided to watch it but it was meh tbh.
The story was unique I guess but you’ll have no idea wtf is happening since it’s too short, is it intriguing? Nope not at all. The characters i found them annoying tbh it felt ...

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