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Japanese: キクマナ


Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 2001
Producers: Studio Rikka
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Source: Original
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.901 (scored by 3,269 users)
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Ranked: #81682
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Popularity: #4899
Members: 6,177
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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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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
Mar 1, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate 3/4
no vocals/art piece

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
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
Jan 6, 2018
HoomanIsHere (All reviews)
Well well well. Another Dementia anime. Kikumana was actually something, I got to say. It didn't grant my expectations, but it was definetely close.

Story - 2
Couldn't follow. I could say something more, but it was really just... blurry?

Art - 7
Well, it was decent. Wonky at some places, but in general? It was nice. Everything was moving smoothly. And it didn't cut my eyes! So, that's already a good start.

Sound - 4
Barely any music. Sometimes you can hear the protagonist mumble something, or some banging, or some piano.

Character - 3
I don't know anything about the backstory (couldn't follow the story), but the designs are... I read more


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