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?/Rhythmic Triangles/Fighting Cards

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Synonyms: Question Mark
Japanese: ? 三角のリズム トランプの爭
English: ?/Rhythmic Triangles/Fighting Cards
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1932
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Source: Original
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Duration: 4 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 4.231 (scored by 562562 users)
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Ranked: #131892
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Popularity: #13644
Members: 986
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Four short vignettes in this early animated film. In the first, shadows pull away to reveal a puddle, and automobile and bicycle tires pass through it. In the second, cutout shadows of a variety of shoes of people walking are seen. The third is a flurry of geometric forms. In the fourth, the playing card spade courts the heart and pushes away the club, but eventually the club returns, beats up the spade, and wins the heart.

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Ogino, Shigeji


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Aug 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
What to expect from a title called "?". it could be anything, ANYTHING! WHAT'S BEHIND THAT "?"? I WANT TO KNOW! Well, nothing much, if you are not a freak obsessed with the history of animation, I recommend you to pass from this short created way before the concept of anime series was a thing.

The beginnings of animation were of course waaaay too different to what we see today, with many movies like this having just an experimental purpose rather than to be shown to a massive public. "?" is a perfect example of this. In summary it's just three shorts showing whatever could be ...
Jan 11, 2021
Whilst these simple shorts would likely have been an interesting watch for the time, in the 21st century, they are four of the most boring things you could choose to watch. It's essentially some shapes moving about. A proof-of-concept that would have been mind-numbing enough to watch in 1940, let alone the 2020s, it'll at least help the next anime you watch seem that little bit more impressive. Attack on Titan...Death Note...Legend of the Galactic Heroes...surely you've got better anime to spend your time on than some black and white shapes moving across grainy film?

At the very least, by focusing on shapes, this anime avoided ...
Aug 7, 2023
This interesting vintage animation was confusing to watch Firstly, there is a shadowy opening that reveals a puddle being crossed by different kinds of wheels and shadows of various shoes. Then the next scene features a playing card, the spade, competing with the heart card, but ultimately overpowered by the club. The club then proceeds to attack the spade and wins the heart. I won't be able to tell you the point or plot of this animation. I don't recommend this one unless you're curious about how animations were in the 1930s. It's honestly confusing and boring but it's only four minutes so it ...

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