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Synonyms: PianoMan
Japanese: PIANOMAN


Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 17, 2020
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Echoes
Source: Original
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Themes: MusicMusic, MythologyMythology, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.331 (scored by 777777 users)
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Ranked: #77482
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Popularity: #12259
Members: 1,503
Favorites: 1

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The still, white space expands as far as the eye can see. A man who's lost his memory awakens. An enormous door stands before him, and there's an old temple in the distance. The building seems to be calling to him, and the man approaches it. There's an old piano there. The moment he touches it, horrifying memories return to him. Who is this man, really? And what is the truth of this space...?

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Mar 27, 2020
This short made my entire day. I went in completely blind, and it hit me like an earthquake. And then it hit me again when I started thinking about it, with continuous aftershocks the more I kept thinking about it. That's one telling sign of a good work of art.

In terms of both content and execution, the movie is exactly where it wants to be at any given moment. In the five short minutes of its runtime it takes you on a *wild* ride, building up tension that erupts in a massive pay-off that is both deeply emotional and viciously clever, but it never feels ...
Jun 4, 2022
An extremely shallow... short film? music video? The music is corny and lame, and seems to just be used as a device of "taming one's demons" or the "awakening of memory." Awful "mystical" flutes, fast piano—no atmosphere or weight to speak of. There's no meaning to any of this beyond just basic themes that are done to death, only with poor execution. The man has amnesia and ends the short with amnesia. He's none the wiser by the end, we're none the wiser, and there's really no reason to care about anything that happens.

The set-pieces are decent enough, but this short cobbles together disparate and ...
Sep 17, 2020
Ostentatious garbage as has only been seen before in student films.

A quick glance at the visuals makes it clear this is an artistic short, rather than a narrative one. On the outset a divisive genre, and even more so being as it only ever results in masterpieces or swill, rarely an in-between.

Pianoman is the latter. I commend the team behind it for trying, and I think it's great they got the opportunity to, but it really is awful. If five minutes is still too long to waste, approach with caution.


There's nothing to say on the story front. It's what the synopsis says, and that's about ...

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