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Chiisana Eiyuu: Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen

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English: Modest Heroes
Synonyms: Ponoc Tanpen Gekijou, Ponoc Short Films Theatre
Japanese: ちいさな英雄-カニとタマゴと透明人間-


Type: Movie
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 24, 2018
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ponoc
Source: Original
Duration: 18 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Modest Heroes will consist of three shorts by three different directors: "Kanini & Kanino" ("Kani no Kanino") by Hiromasa Yonebayashi will be a 15-minute fantasy adventure story of two crab siblings, and will be long. "Life Ain't Gonna Lose" ("Samurai Egg") by Yoshiyuki Momose will be a 15-minute "human drama" showing the love between a mother and a boy. "Invisible" ("Tōmei Ningen") by Akihiko Yamashita will be a 14-minute "action spectacle" that centers on the lonely struggle of one invisible man. Studio Ponoc describes the shorts as "tales of modest heroes of our times."

(Source: ANN)


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Momose, Yoshiyuki
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Yamashita, Akihiko
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"Chiisana Eiyuu (ちいさな英雄)" by Kaela Kimura

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Jan 12, 2019
Atetotion (All reviews)
"Chiisana Eiyuu: Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen (Modest Heroes)" is Studio Ponac's second movie project after their debut film, "Mary to Majo no Hana (Mary and the Witch's Flower)". The film is a collection of three non sequential shorts that each tell a unique story about a heroic character and his or her respective journey. "Modest Heroes" is obviously not going to beat "Mary and the Witch's Flower", but it's still an enjoyable watch and it did certainly kept me interested the whole way through.

Short One: "Kanini & Kanino"
"Kanini & Kanino" surrounds the tale of two crab siblings whose life of living underwater becomes read more
Feb 2, 2019
JTurner (All reviews)
MODEST HEROES, a 53-minute (yes, that's how long it is) animated feature which is actually three fifteen-minute featurettes in one program, is the second animated release from Studio Ponoc. Founded in 2015, the fledging studio found success nationwide with their first feature, the charming if derivative MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER. That film, handled by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and many other former animators at Studio Ghibli (who temporarily closed in 2014 but thankfully reopened recently), was more of a crowd-pleaser and technically more of a "Best of Ghibli" kind of showcase. MODEST HEROES, on the other hand, is something quite different, and may actually be all read more


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