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Synonyms: Circle, ○


Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 2010
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Source: Original
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 1 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 3.801 (scored by 14901,490 users)
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Ranked: #132122
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Popularity: #10164
Members: 2,576
Favorites: 2

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Circles are in every aspect of humanity—from a person's eyes to their very own conception. In mind, body, and spirit, the circle is the root of all things.

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is a hand-drawn animation, released three years after its completion. It is set to a rendition of Frédéric Chopin's "Fantaisie-impromptu," Op. Posth. 66 by Alexandre Tharaud.

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Kabuki, Sawako
Director, Animation Director


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Feb 28, 2022
Kabuki Sawako is a very strange person... quite the mad one if I happen to say so myself. This piece. "◯". Is just another one of her works that make you ask "why?". Your answer is, well, how would I know what goes on in her mind?

It's funny. A circle; the perfect shape, yet it has been used in such a vulgar manner. A juxtaposition? Perhaps. A realisation that one of the most common shapes can be simplified to the likes of the ludicrous sides of man? Probably. Just some fun with a shape? Most likely. Whatever the cause for this work was, we are ...
Oct 7, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This is a short about the cycle of life... more or less. So I guess that's why it's called ◯ (Do not mistake with The Big O, which is another anime)

It will take you just one minute, if you're bored and you like watching random animations on YouTube, you might like this.

The short was really unusual, probably made by someone high on a certain substance, but it is well animated nonetheless, although it's really difficult, if not impossible to make any sense of it; anyway, this won't matter much, you might as well appreciate the awesome piano piece in the background that synchronizes with the ...
Mar 13, 2017
Rate 3
No vocals
art piece

unclear if there is a story hidden or if this just to fuck with you (hahaha, inside joke). You have what appears to be random black and white clearly drawn events. I am guessing it is a take on the idea of a cycle. We eat, sleep, have fun, Fu*$ and repeat. Which would make sense with the symbol/second name circle.

Not as impressed. With art many things are happening. Humans have limited lines of focus. With color it stress what should be focused vs not. A pure black and white film loses that advantage. Also, the drawing could without a doubt been ...

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