Kikumana

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Japanese: キクマナ

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Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 2001
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Rikka
Source: Original
Genres: DementiaDementia, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 5.751 (scored by 39153,915 users)
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Ranked: #93972
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Popularity: #5762
Members: 7,680
Favorites: 6

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Synopsis

This work "Kikumana" is an animation of a girl called Kikumana who acts like in a stage performance, the role defeated by such an ill circumstance though she tries to find herself. The primal aim is to get the audience feeling a strange atmosphere spread from this work. The image has a pictorial atmosphere and a documentary touch at the same time. Unrealistic phenomena take place there.

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Background

The prodution received various rewards, such as: Tom Sheet Award at Japan Digital Animation Festival 2001, Ito Yuuichi Prize at Digital Stadium (with Demonstrator), Art Award at DoGA 14th CG Anime Contest, and Honorable Mention at Ars Electronica 2002.

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Jan 6, 2013
kaonasi_mV (All reviews)
Only six minutes. What is possible to tell during this time? For example, about infinity and depth of human knowledge, about a tide of life, about the Universe which is hidden in a book, about riddles of the past and movement in the future, about development and stagnation, fading and the birth, about loneliness among books and the real depression. What is it? Fantastic fairy tale? Madness, incarnate fear, a hallucination, surrealism, a sketch on writing-book fields, history about terrible loneliness of the child in the illusive world of adults? Or is it simply black-and-white melancholy of self-knowledge?

In Kikumana everything is based on associations read more
Oct 23, 2012
Niverse (All reviews)
If you're into cold, lonely and especially strange atmospheres in your movies, this might be the thing for you.

Story: 5/10

I gave it a middle score because frankly, there isn't much of a story, it's telling you something, but it's so open to interpretation that it feels wrong to rate it too high or too low because I wouldn't know what to use as a standard.

Through the film you'll be traveling through the main characters instable mind and go through a bunch of strange scenes. If you're into abstract storytelling and such things left open for interpretation, you'll most likely enjoy this.

Art: 7/10

The animation does read more
Mar 1, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate 3/4
no vocals/art piece

Story
No clear path to follow. The patch jumped in and out. Since the path was not clear neither could the message be. It could be a say on imprisonment or amnesiac but i thought it was a take on development. Development the stage where we grow in our mind and on whom we are. Books are engraved as fountains of knowledge. So, it is a no wonder we turn to them in times of troubles. Alas, in terms of defining our individual paths the books can't help. For books are general. With such a wide spread of knowledge it is hard to read more
May 1, 2021
RancidLemons (All reviews)
Good, evocative experimental anime are by no means rare. But rarely do I personally find myself relating to a rapid succession of abstract vignettes in such an intimate manner.

In Kikumana there is no story to speak of. It is after all just a 6 minute short animation in which Yasuhiro Yoshiura attempts to provoke an emotional reaction from the audience through audiovisual means alone. To this regard, I think he succeeds. The animation follows a young, faceless girl studying in a room and is shot in a staticky black and white filter reminiscent of old film while a constant ticking clock can be heard in read more

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