What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Smile, Minna no Uta
Japanese: 笑顔


Type: Music
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2003
Producers: NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: MusicMusic
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 2 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.441 (scored by 84358,435 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: N/A2
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5469
Members: 13,706
Favorites: 8

Available At


Ranked N/APopularity #5469Members 13,706
Add to My List
Episodes: /1


A young woman brought a hamster back to her apartment. While watching the cuteness of the hamster was enjoyable, she suddenly recalled her boyfriend she used to have....

(Source: ANN)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Characters & Voice Actors

No characters or voice actors have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding characters or voice actors here.


Tazawa, Ushio
Animation Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
No opening themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an opening theme here.

Ending Theme

No ending themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an ending theme here.


Apr 16, 2008
Again, another short from Shinkai Makoto.

First off this isn't really a proper "anime anime" really. It's actually simply a kind of music video for which the art was constructed by Shinkai-san :) . It's a very short special item so there isn't really much to review for it but it is a fairly entertaining item to simply add to your list.

Story: Well, it is basically as mentioned above and is about a women and her hamster.

Art and Sound: The music itself to which the anime is set is pretty decent. It to me sounds a bit like it could be an opening theme to a ...
Aug 25, 2015
Mixed Feelings
In two short minutes of animation, "Egao" tells a short love story that begins with heart-wrenching melancholy and ends with head-scratching confusion. I suppose Makoto Shinkai has always been a master at manipulating emotion.

Egao certainly does not evoke this confusion through deep or complex storytelling, however; it falls very much on the opposite side of the spectrum. The problem, rather, is that Shinkai just does not say or do much of anything with it. The story starts on a happy note, the unnamed protagonist enjoying the company of her new hamster, and then it decides to suddenly turn things into a story of unrequited ...
Jan 22, 2018
Rate a 4
English Subtitled

Entire story there was no main issues to what each word meant in this animation.

Conclusion i had no complaints with. It was fabulous not emotional for me but no complaints. For not only did it relate back to the introduction but had a nice extra farewell animation that was appropriate given the age range.

-I enjoyed how characters were drawn. I am at a loss for an exact word to describing but it was the right level cuteness. Kind of like seeing a puppy. They are quite adorable and cute. Unlike pin up girls because their level of cuteness derives somewhat in ...

Interest Stacks

41 Entries · 15 Restacks
50 Entries · 209 Restacks
by MyAnimeList
137 Entries · 125 Restacks


Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Egao Episode 1 Discussion
De-JaY - Nov 20, 2008
34 repliesby Farm-key »»
Sep 30, 4:12 AM
Egao - music video
wr24b - Jun 29, 2021
1 repliesby -_-KIM-_- »»
Jun 30, 2021 8:26 AM
Junior - Mar 9, 2008
2 repliesby Junior »»
Apr 21, 2008 3:33 AM