The Chair

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English: The Chair
Japanese: 椅子


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1964
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Source: Unknown
Genres: DementiaDementia
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 4.511 (scored by 419419 users)
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Ranked: #115152
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Popularity: #11492
Members: 793
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What would you do if you were in a room with nothing to do for 15 minutes? This stop-motion animation depicts what people from different occupations would do with that time.


Winner of the 1965 Oofuji Noburou Award.

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Kuri, Yoji


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Oct 6, 2020
WAIAOK (All reviews)
Yoji Kuri’s chair is incredible.

The chair’s entry on mal is a weird one and should I even say a controversial one.
Not only is it an experimental short with no dialogue at all It is also barely an anime.
What makes this an anime is that this is simply a bunch of photographs played after each other An interesting way to express this experiment with this message that the chair is trying to tell. I said this was an experimental short and because of that wil not be reviewing it like you would a normal anime As I feel it cannot confine within the read more
Mar 27, 2017
Paraturtle (All reviews)
The story is more of a premise, and that premise is actually quite enjoyable. I mean, seriously. What would YOU do in a room for 15 minutes where you just had to wait? Now, this is before cell phones and internet, so you either had to sit alone or find something else. So, what would you do?

Although the version I watched didn't translate the many occupations of the people, it didn't take away any of the enjoyment. I thought it was fun watching how someone pulled out a couple smokes while another literally tumbled off the chair and fell asleep. There's a lot you can read more

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