Nov 11, 2017
Rate a 5
Art Piece(no subtitles or spoken words)
Anime has always been a creative outlet of expression of beauty. Makes only sense that some commercial markets would capitalize on this. A towel is the object of focus. Sure, a towel can't do much but soak up fluids but how can this product be marketed in a beneficial manner?
The director had a idea to sell the towel concept with an emotional undertone. Trying to get the viewers to put themselves and the towels as more than a simple product but as a companion. Sort of like a family pet. Story starts as how most see a
towel as a simple object. As each episode progress we see the value or important impact it had on crucial moments in one's lives, regardless of gender. Unfortunately, while the ending makes a complete cycle back it provides a concerning message. Sure, towels are great when you need them. Heck, for some it might be a lucky charm of sort but i couldn't help but feel disgusted at the amount of implied mileage the towel got. Sort of like seeing a person offering you their pocket hanky. While the gesture is nice and the product is probably clean, i don't feel the need to use it. For i feel it has been overused to put kindly. Had this been a short movie as apposed to being episode based i might not feel as disgusted. For i would feel i would be watching a long commercial rather than thinking of a hard working towel with no overtime per-say.
Although, I must note the artwork while lacking in background did help in aiding an emotional connection. Wasn't tear jerking for me but it helped along with the background music.
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