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Japanese: Nakedyouth
English: Naked Youth
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 2006
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SportsSports
Duration: 9 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.691 (scored by 39323,932 users)
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Ranked: #108602
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #7077
Members: 8,192
Favorites: 13


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In Nakedyouth, Shishido takes us on a journey through the uncertainty and excitement of young love and homoerotic love. These gentle films quiver with sexual tension, which is linked to the natural world: trees reflecting on the surface of a pond, butterflies fluttering in the breeze.


Nakedyouth won the best award in Tohoku University of Art & Design (TUAD) graduation exhibit, Selection in 5th Norwich International Animation Festival, Grand Prize in the 12th CG-ARTS Student CG Contest, Recommended Work in 10th Japan Media Arts Festival, Visual Prize in 19th DoGA CG Anime Contest. and Screening at Annecy 2007 Special Programmes - "Animation and Desire."

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Shishido, Kojirou
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Jun 18, 2012
The first thing worth noting about nakedyouth are the visuals which are impressive. Not being an anime expert, my initial hunch was that real backgrounds were filmed and traced over but in fact, everything is the result of masterful computer animation.

The natural scenes - birds flying across the sky, rays of sunlight filtering through trees - are stunningly beautiful and rich in detail. While the movements of the human body are animated realistically as well, the characters themselves look overly two-dimensional compared to the scenery, which creates an interesting contrastive effect. In short, the visuals are reason enough to watch this.

That said, nakedyouth is an ...
Dec 24, 2020
Nakedyouth is one of those short films that should be rated a few days/weeks after watching. I made the mistake of rating this a 6 when I finished it without putting some more thought into it. This film will be received differently by many but I can assume that people struggling with their sexuality may see this film in a different perspective.

It is known that the short film centers around two nameless characters who have some sort of difficulty with their feelings for eachother. One aspect that I see that some may find annoying would be the showering scene with was repeated multiple times ...
Aug 6, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 5
Art film (no vocals)

While it is true that nothing is spoke a story was told. This story is like in real life, subliminal. Mentioned but not always acknowledge or grasped. The topic being sexual but not the idea couple. The taboo kind in some people's eyes (not mine, I say to each his/her own). While there is a lot of rewinding per-say the artist/director i can imagine was trying to say that this feared non bible 'taboo' nature is not nature when actually it is in fact nature. Love is not always red, nor black or white or even blue. Why should anything ...

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