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Aki no Kanade


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2015 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2015
Japanese: アキの奏で

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 22, 2015
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.211 (scored by 5,213 users)
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Ranked: #25952
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Popularity: #3048
Members: 9,553
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Synopsis

Aki Miyagawa moved to Tokyo to pursue her dream to be a taiko drummer, but had a hard time balancing her strict training regimen with her part-time job. Now, after 15 years, she's returning to coach others for a taiko festival.

(Source: ANN)

Project by J.C.Staff announced to be part of Anime Mirai 2015.

Background

Aki no Kanade was one of the four films of Anime Mirai 2015 (Young Animator Training Project), a project funded by the Japanese government's Agency of Cultural Affairs in order to support training animators.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Miyagawa, Aki
Miyagawa, Aki
Main
Satou, Rina
Japanese
Satou, Rina
Yoshioka, Michio
Yoshioka, Michio
Main
Hamada, Kenji
Japanese
Hamada, Kenji
Okumura, Megumi
Okumura, Megumi
Supporting
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Matsumoto, Akane
Matsumoto, Akane
Supporting
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese
Nakahara, Mai

Staff

Suzuki, Youhei
Suzuki, Youhei
Director
Ishida, Miyuki
Ishida, Miyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Niimi, Motoki
Niimi, Motoki
Editing
Manaka, Hidenori
Manaka, Hidenori
Director of Photography


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More reviewsReviews

structure
Apr 7, 2015
This movie is as sweet as it is short. Sadly, we don't get more than about 20 minutes to get to know our main character, Aki, and her story growing up. The story starts showing us how her life has turned out as a professional drummer, and then jumps back to show us how she was introduced to, and came to love, the art. We follow her life from this point and watch her as she grows up.

It's a cute personal story, focused heavily around the points where drumming has affected her life. I think the main point that can be taken from Aki no read more
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dlambo
Apr 6, 2015
Story 9/10. Pretty decent for a short movie. Was expecting this movie to be longer but I guess there's no need. The cover for this movie speaks for itself, there's a lot of challenges and doubts faced for Miyagawa; while there's also the same girl who's ambitious and is proud of her work. This story encompasses a lot of cultural art into it, kind of hard to find a movie who literally focuses "on a girl who wants to be a professional drummer."

Art 10/10. What's there not to like about it, the characters were drawn beautifully, each one had a unique style, even the read more
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KerryisHere
Jun 27, 2016
Watching this made me feel like a tired person who was offered coffee but the person offering the coffee kept it just out of reach, then finally gave it to you, only for you to find that the coffee, while okay, was prepared with mediocre ingredients in a mediocre fashion, with very little sugar. In short, I got what I wanted, and didn't dislike it, but it left much to be desired. Of course, just like this movie, the hypothetical cup of coffee was free so (hypothetically) I shouldn't be complaining at all, but I digress.

I learned of Aki no kanade's existence a little over read more
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sparkle1princess
Mar 23, 2016
Warning: spoilers ahead

As with every review I make, this one is biased. Objectively, this OVA would probably get a 9/10. However, I loved it enough that I gave it a 10. If you have a problem with this scoring system, feel free to express that.

I just finished reviewing Charlotte, which took a lot of time and energy out of me. This time, as a way of spiritually cleansing myself of that show, I am reviewing something that I actually really like. There aren't too many spoilers, simply because there isn't much to spoil. It's only one episode. This anime is about a girl who read more
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