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Synonyms: A linchpin
Japanese: カナメヲ


Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 4, 2015
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Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, Girls LoveGirls Love, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.591 (scored by 88178,817 users)
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Ranked: #62562
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5203
Members: 17,103
Favorites: 52

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A young, unnamed woman, while biking home from the bank she works at, happens upon a weakened tree goddess whose native shrine is being demolished for construction work. She rescues her and brings the goddess home with her. The two form a relationship, but what will happen to the goddess as the construction progresses?

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Jan 11, 2016
If you enjoy eye-opening art, then this just might be an ONA for you.

I personally appreciated the anime's message as it is something that I believe we all forget about in our busy lives. The play between the characters and the underlying metaphors force the viewer to question the world after the short is over.

The music fit the bill. Its mood matched the storyline quite well.

The art was different, but it held its own within the world of the anime and its message.

I highly recommend this small pleasure. While it isn't perfect, I believe any imperfections you seek out only make the message stronger.
Aug 4, 2022
Mixed Feelings
If I were rating solely based on the animation, I'd give this a bit higher. It has some roughness in a manner characteristic of independent net animation, but the character motions, the rain, etc., are depicted in a very pleasing manner, and any amount of rawness just makes it feel more... soulful; it's certainly better than stiff, poorly animated TV series. No serious complaints there. The deity's sparkler scene and hopping through the water are especially nice in terms of movement and camera, as well as the bike/rain scene.

The character art is kind of generic, but works fine to generate motion. The deity looks ...
Feb 26, 2020
After watching Kanamewo two times, its nihilistic theme is rather banal compared to the likes of NGE, Texhnolyze, Berserk, or even Kiki's Delivery Service. I understand that people feel lost in the Age of Reason due to the 'Death' of God. But the impact would have resonated with greater effect, if say, the main girl had an aspiration to affirm her "Denial of Death." A failing/failed 'immortality project' would have destroyed the symbolic belief structure she used to 'transcend' reality, bringing her back to earth and giving justification for her indifference towards life. This would, eventually, raise the dilemma of why ...

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