Where do I begin... Kokuhaku is a masterpiece in the broad medium of anime. It is said that if you watch Kokuhaku you will reach a new level of anime elite. I feel ascended after witnessing such art in the form of animation, but enough of what this anime has done to improve my life, I'm going to analyse ans review all the many beautiful aspects of this ONA.
The plot is extremely good and entertaining. It manages to pack the plot equivalent of Monster into every second. While it may seem confusing at first, it expands into something that not even the greatest minds
in the world could comprehend. The plot twists and turns with every millisecond, overloading our minds with information and story. This artistic storytelling method of overloading us with information and revealing everything at the end was sloppily done in the popular anime, Steins;Gate. It took Kokuhaku 1 second to deliver the same effect but 10x better in one second. The story ends with something that can only be described as MAGNIFICENT.
Kokuhaku is probably one of the only anime's that has nailed 3D animation, something that animation studios have not been able to do for tens of thousands of years. It bears a unique art style, detailing their cute girls with wonderful intricacy, contrasting with the dark and gritty tone.
The background noise is just the sounds of crows, an artistic choice from the director which I cannot explain fully without writing this review for a few millenia
There are only two characters in this anime, but boy are they outstanding. We are seeing the story in first person through the eyes of an unnamed protagonist. The interactions he has with girl X are nothing short of superb, as we see the highest highs and the lowest lows of their relationship.
Even though I am not intelligent enough to fully understand this, I am elite enough to know that this is the elite of all elite anime. Something that is not always understood by the casual scrubs of the community and therefore overlooked or undermined. This is something you have to experience for yourself.
My advice to anyone who values their time, is to not watch this festering garbage. Yes, it only lasts for 40 seconds, but this is a 40 seconds that you unfortunately will never get back. I cannot imagine the purpose behind this. It would be quite impressive to have a 40 second- long clip that could tell a story, convey emotion(s) and leave one with something worthwhile, but what's mostly concerning here is that Kokuhaku doesn't even attempt to achieve any of these things.
The effort that has gone into this is utterly infinitesimal and is an embarrassment to the animation industry. It is not
funny, it is not clever, it is not well executed. It is appalling. Nothing, I repeat, nothing has been done to make this even remotely 'reasonable' as far as quality is concerned. The music to paint the emotion of the scene is non existent, which is usually an indispensable asset to any 'horror' animation/film. Even if music were used to any degree of effect here, it would add nothing. That is how bad this is. I will not list everything else wrong with this animation, as everything visually and auditorily that is present in this animation has been done terribly.
All in all, it is woefully horrendous and should not be taken seriously whatsoever by anyone. It is a goose egg; it amounts to nothing and was never destined to amount to anything. Its creation was a mistake and should be banned from the internet and all forms of media.
I really like the clay animations of Takena, but this thing was just pointless and really really bad. I hope he won't make another one.
The animation was somewhat ok, but the character design, the messy background, the sound (only the croaking of a crow could be heard), the plot (??????), and afterall the whole 40 secconds long video was horrible.
I think I could make something like this with the combination of Paint and Movie Maker.
I'm sure it's not the worst anime on MAL, but could be one of them.
At least this one is not as disturbing as Utsu Musume Sayuri (in my
Well, I guess Mr. Takena really wanted me to know how I'd feel if a random high school girl decided to stab me in the throat one day, granted we'd be living in a poorly rendered, early '00's looking 3DCG crapfest that reminds me why I always kept away from people who do hard drugs. Congratulations, Mr. Takeda, you've succeeded. Now, would you be so considerate to compensate me monetarily for my therapy sessions?
It's really hard to consider any of his shorts anime, but I assume this one's the closest thing he has released to one. There's really nothing to go with in this for
a longer review. I think he just experiments with animation software when he's bored.
It gets one point because I am a fetishist of the school uniform type.
I rate this 2 creepy looking high school girls stabbing me in the esophagus out of 10.