The short film tells the story of a young boy, who as a result of seeing a dog's corpse, becomes interested in the bodies of living things and starts to develop phobias. Before long all manner of things begin to appear grotesque to him.
I entered "evangelion" into the search bar of the streaming site I used and for some reason it took me to the page for this (the site is known to have a weird search function). It was tagged as dementia, I clicked on it and seeing it was only 6 minutes long I decided to watch it.
I'm not entirely sure what the animator was trying to do with this, I'm not even sure the animator knew what they were trying to do with this. It's poorly drawn, crudely animated, sounds like it was recorded on a built-in laptop microphone, grotesque, off-putting, and doesn't even have any english subs. Despite this, it is possibly one of the most unique things I have ever seen and left enough of an impression on me that I decided to write this review, when I've never written a review before.
It was the most unnerving thing I have seen in quite a while, I was completely unprepared for it. If you are looking for a quick trip down WTF lane or just have nothing better to do, watch this short filmread more
Mom, I am at the Internet´s weird place again, how do I get away from it?....
This is one of the milder WTF shocker videos with lesser horror elements(The "realistic" eyes was so creepy XD)
Even though it is really, really weird then it still seems to have a somewhat of a plot, a meaning.
A boy sees through the window (his) dead dog with guts out of the stomach, slowly it seems that he has gone into a state of shock and slowly his view upon the world becomes corrupted where everything starts to become grotesque even himself.
This is probably because he is faced with death and begins to see death in everything, his else believed immortality breaks and he sees how vulnerable he really is, just like all the other living things around him
BUT I might being interpreting this WAY too deep XD hahaha.
So far you should have duly noted that this "anime" have many ways be interpreted.
Yukidoke (The Thaw) is a conceptual work. In of itself, it shows the viewer the perspective of a boy who sees a dog's carcass, and from then on plunges into his own fears. Due to the nature of the film being short, it doesn't leave a lot to see, but a lot to interpret. The visuals are haunting, disturbing, memorable. The sound, minimal, but droning. Dread is the key word here; it's heavy, demented, and sickly.
The negatives come with the character. There isn't much here in regards to that; the short film is more about the atmosphere, the feeling it gives, rather than the characters themselves.
Overall, this is a good short, not really meant to be considered "anime", but still important in terms of Japanese animation.