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English: Love
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1963
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Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, RomanceRomance
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 4 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 4.201 (scored by 25202,520 users)
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Ranked: #132172
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Popularity: #8946
Members: 4,260
Favorites: 5

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Synopsis

A short experimental anime about a woman desperately in love. Made by Yoji Kuri, a well-known Japanese indie animator.

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Winner of the 1965 Oofuji Noburou Award.

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Kuri, Youji
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Ono, Yoko
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Reviews

May 6, 2022
I didn't really get it, but I liked the artwork, is 4 minutes long, and you can watch it in Youtube.
This crearly isn't an 'anime', it's just an animated short film, there isn't much to say, if you want to watch a short film, you can watch this, maybe you like it, maybe you don't, but it's just 4 minutes long, I didn't undestand the story, maybe I will watch again if I want to show it to someone that I think may like it.
Sound 9/10: They just say "ai", but in differents tones, I really liked that, I think that is what I liked ...
Nov 26, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Unnerving. Creepy sounds and a lot of odd imagery depicting romantic pursuit as almost this alien, aggressive thing that we do forever just because it's called "love."

Most reviews of this movie are absolutely insufferable because they're from anime fans, coming from a tradition of animation that has nothing to do with this, or avant guard fans, who might mean well but come off as shitty when they say only people who've studied art can properly judge this. It's a piece that's supposed to evoke an emotional reaction in you, and you're supposed to think about that reaction. If you think you need a degree to ...
Feb 15, 2022
It's really interesting going through the "avant garde" section of an anime website. There was a lot of very obscure stuff I hadn't heard of, but there are diamonds in the rough like Studio 4c shorts, a few animation compilations, Atsushi Wada, Koji Yamamura, Keita Kurosaka... surprisingly even Takashi Ito, whom I never thought of as animation--his stuff is live action with a bit of stop motion and time lapses (but this is not the puppet or claymation type of stop motion; rather it's used for experimental effect). There are always the debates about what constitutes anime, with the assumption that something like Kuri's work ...

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