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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
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.781 (scored by 4,253 users)
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Ranked: #43972
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Popularity: #4092
Members: 8,251
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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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More reviewsReviews

Jan 11, 2016
ryukhyuk (All reviews)
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.
Jul 15, 2016
bread4breakfast (All reviews)
This isn't so much a review as it is just a straight up summary of the short. Spoilers galore ahead, not that it really matters, since the runtime on this thing is literally five minutes.

So you're this lonely Japanese chick in your early to mid-twenties, right? And one day you're pedaling hard as fuck in the pouring rain to get home from your boring job at a convenience store or laundromat or something along that line when you suddenly crash your bike like an idiot and happen upon this dying tree-spirit-kid thing that's just sitting there staring blankly as the orange of the setting sun read more
Dec 21, 2015
Gelate (All reviews)
While most people will glance at this and move along, I recommended you stop reading this and spend five minutes with the short before even bothering to read this. It's a little more serious than a lot of people might be expecting; there are some pretty powerful scenes contained within the short.

I quite enjoyed this due to the feeling of brevity it instilled into what happened, though I'm sure a lot of time passed for them, it felt like it happened in a blink of the eye. It felt like I was a being outside the world, seeing a glimpse of something amazing. read more
Jan 5, 2018
dhsteel (All reviews)
Oh, my GOD. This was 5 minutes of extreme emotional intensity.

I enjoyed the visuals and story a ton, but what I really came here to rave about was the music and sound design in collaboration with the visuals. The choice of music was so strong, so visceral, and unsettling in a way that perfectly suited the story. I felt my heart pumping, and for a story consisting of no dialogue and only five minutes to do that to me is deeply impressive.

Basically, it's very short and worth committing five minutes of your time to experiencing. And you truly do experience it, rather than read more


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