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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 88038,803 users)
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Ranked: #70222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5190
Members: 17,057
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 13, 2022
I like my shorts, I really do, but I was unable to like Kanamewo as much as I would have hoped to.

The fundamentals here change with shorts and what we are given is a time-efficient emotional punch to engage with. It's fun. Now, however, I stumble across reasons as to why shorts can falter sometimes.

I like artistic works; that is what Kanamewo is exactly, and I mean *exactly*. It is just an artistic message. So what's wrong with that? Nothing, other than the fact that there isn't much unique inherent value. Such a story could easily be replicated across different forms of storytelling, maybe even ...
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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