Tonari no Yarou

The Man Next Door

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Synonyms: The Guy Next Door, L'homme prochaine porte
Japanese: 隣の野郎
English: The Man Next Door
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1965
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Source: Original
Genre: ComedyComedy
Duration: 9 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 4.551 (scored by 627627 users)
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Ranked: #130122
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Popularity: #12497
Members: 1,159
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For the man living next door, a quiet and restful sleep seems to be an elusive wish.

Experimental short animation from 1965 from pioneer Yoji Kuri.


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Kuri, Youji


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Feb 23, 2023
This is honestly an amazing anime. The raw animation and art look amazing, and the sound design is really good. I enjoyed the crazy wacky sound effects throughout the anime. The character design is also really good. They have a very unique design. The character development through the anime is also amazing. The way the man next door progressively develops is beautiful, though I am upset they ended his arc like that, would've loved to see him all the way to the end. Though the new characters toward the end really spice up the anime. The anime kept me ...
Jul 4, 2017
Rate a 4
art piece
Audio nor subtitles are used.

A quest for end. Or better put a tiresome adventure. While the story lacks in plot thickness the antics used are entertaining to some mild extent. Not only that but it is a story that i think most people can relate to in some matter. As for the conclusion the artist chose the only realistic answer.

-i understand this is an older production (1960's) but come now. Are you telling me the artist couldn't spice of the scene with more colors? The only colors i can recall were used on hats. Which i think was used to help the ...
Aug 2, 2014
The Man Next Door is not very nice to look at. It's not the worst looking thing I've ever seen, but it's just so bland and unattractive.

Audio is a total mess of random sound effects and it's all mixed together pretty horribly.

The story isn't very good, but it at least... has a story. So, I suppose that's more than I can say for the director's other films. There's a clear structure to the story and a resolution, but this kind of story has been done, even before it's release in 1965, and has been done much better (notably, by Looney Tunes).

Overall, there really isn't much ...


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