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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: 4.421 (scored by 1,395 users)
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Ranked: #89152
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Popularity: #6148
Members: 2,353
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.

Background

Winner of the 1965 Oofuji Noburou Award.

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Kuri, Yoji
Director
Ono, Yoko
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More reviewsReviews

Aug 23, 2009
Spunkie (All reviews)
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.
Mar 13, 2013
Scherezade (All reviews)
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
Dec 30, 2010
nympharumer (All reviews)
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
Mar 27, 2017
Paraturtle (All reviews)
Story:
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a fan of narratives that are negative. By that, I mean stories where the hero loses in the end and the whole them is essentially, "Life sucks because X." Ai doesn't say something exactly quite like that, but it is a bastardized perspective on love. Perhaps I'm looking 'too deep' into this work but when you realize that Yoko Ono also contributed to this work, you haveta sit back sarcastically and go, "Oh man now we're getting to intense levels of intellect left untapped in the human mind for years!"

Goodness, I didn't even hate this work read more

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