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English: Love
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1963
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Duration: 4 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 4.541 (scored by 1,177 users)
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Ranked: #79262
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Popularity: #5618
Members: 2,006
Favorites: 4
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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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Kuri, Yoji
Kuri, Yoji
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Ono, Yoko
Ono, Yoko
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Spunkie
Aug 23, 2009
Love is something one craves for, chases after, holds onto, eats and shits, submits and gets submitted to and finally puts a leash on says Kuri in a single utter "AI" and with lots of perplex imagery.
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Scherezade
Mar 13, 2013
Many people who go to watch this experimental film are probably expecting an anime. However... This is not an anime... It's a work of abstract art and is in of itself something that you can not get if you don't study art or do not have an avant-garde artistic sense. If you don't understand either of them, don't rate it. It's like trying to get a pop lover to rate the works of Stockhausen. They are two completely different things.

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Story: 8
It's obvious that this is very well crafted. People confuse abstract with complicated ideas, but this is a very straight forward portrayal of love read more
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nympharumer
Dec 30, 2010
It seems fairly obvious that, if your interest in japanese animation is limited to the standard repetition of your daily moe or shounen or shoujo or whatever, you should just ignore any of Yoji Kuri's work. Seriously, just like you ignore the newest exhibits at your local art gallery (or any sort of intellectual activity, probably). It's not that hard, just let it go. If, however, you have a thing for the exploring of animation as a rich, viable art media and favour having your senses stimulated in a more intricate showing of themes, Ai will be a delight.

Saying it is simple, "lo-fi" or indie read more
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BrookeAnn
Dec 3, 2010
Just really, really creepy. If having your mind crawled on by spiders is what you're into, go for it. But with terrible art, terrible voice acting, two plain and stereotypical characters, and a terrible story (was there even a story?), the four-minute-long anime (can it be called an anime?) was almost unwatchable. I counted the seconds.

The best part about this anime? It was only four minutes long. Seriously, I hated it.
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