Iblard Jikan

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Synonyms: Iblard Time
Japanese: イバラード時間


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2007
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Other
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Duration: 30 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.881 (scored by 76817,681 users)
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Ranked: #45012
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4369
Members: 22,028
Favorites: 37

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Much like looking through a window, Iblard Jikan explores the fantastic and beautiful world of Iblard by panning through art created by Naohisa Inoue. Iblard shows itself to be nothing short of amazing and will wash serenity over your mind.

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Inoue, Naohisa
Director, Storyboard, Background Art, Original Creator
Yonebayashi, Hiromasa
Key Animation
Konishi, Kenichi
Animation Director
Kasamatsu, Kouji
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Aug 7, 2007
If anime was ever introduced into an arts class this would be the best anime to show to the students! This is actually the best way to descibe this anime.
The anime is divided into different acts, accompanied by a music piece selected to set the mood of each act. While you are exploring the world of Iblard Jikan strange things might happen. Big floating rocks might hover above you or flowers spring into bloom in front of you. The feeling is like you are inside this gigantic painting that comes to life.
This is not an anime for the action lovers. In this world everything has ...
Jul 8, 2009
I think Iblard Jikan deserves few words to be spent. Although it could be more properly named 'video art' rather than anime, in order not to raise flames among the conservative otaku (I can hear screams of "Where's the fuckin' plot, the fuckin' characters..?"), and even if I don't play the role of the snobbish anime viewer I understand that rating this work as anime could be confusing.

I think this is not only a gentle, good-vibration-inducing work, but also that its beauty lies in the details and the beautiful hybrid between sense of wonder and warmth: the harmony of the sound of a revolving door ...
Sep 24, 2013
What does it take for an anime to be considered a masterpiece? A groundbreaking storyline? Extremely likable characters or maybe great humor?

Well you're not going to find any of that here, however Iblard Jikan does what no other anime has ever done that I've seen: namely tell a story completely without words. It has the most artistic visuals I've ever seen in an anime, and by miles at that. The soundtrack doesn't fall short either, as it has a full OST despite only being a 30 min OVA, and a fantastic one at that.

Despite its complete lack of concrete characters or storyline, it manages anyway. ...

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