Fumiko no Kokuhaku

Fumiko's Confession

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Japanese: フミコの告白
English: Fumiko's Confession
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 8, 2009
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Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy
Duration: 2 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.601 (scored by 1715517,155 users)
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Ranked: #62002
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Popularity: #4191
Members: 28,507
Favorites: 17

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Everyone handles rejection in their own way. But when Takashi turns down Fumiko's confession, the young schoolgirl unleashes her frustrations on a fanatical sprint through the neighborhood. However, a single misstep sends her soaring, and things go downhill from there...

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Fumiko no Kokuhaku, or Fumiko's Confession in English, is an independent two-minute original net animation directed and animated by college junior Hiroyasu "Tete" Ishida, among others. At the time of the short's release, 21-year-old Ishida was studying animation at Kyoto Seika University; primarily animated using Adobe After Effects, his project was uploaded to YouTube in 2009 and quickly garnered a viral status.

Fumiko no Kokuhaku won the Best Film Award at the Tokyo International Anime Fair in 2010 and received an Excellence Award at the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival later that year, the latter event citing the film's "exhilaration" and polished animation. In 2018, Ishida would go on to direct the acclaimed full-scale film Penguin Highway.

As of 2020, Fumiko no Kokuhaku remains available for purchase on DVD. With the DVD comes a soft-cover book detailing the animation process. Additionally, the animation can be found on Blu-ray, bundled with Ishida's 2011 short Rain Town, among other original net animations.

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May 1, 2021
Love can be difficult, especially if your town is build atop the highest cliff in Japan. Watch as poor Fumiko confesses her feelings to her crush and everything goes downhill from there.

This short animation lasts two and a half minutes and throughout all of it there's an incredible variety of animation techniques. From a purely technical perspective, this short is a brilliant blend between Japanese animation and old-school western cartoons.

At points it feels like watching a standard anime character stride through a Looney Tunes version of rural Japan. Every frame is filled to the brim with character and atmosphere. Since this is a short clip ...
Aug 23, 2019
Saw another review and decided to check this one out. It is a short 2 minute ONA so no problem to consume at all.

As a short ONA, it´s sweet, fun and managed to lift my mood. What else is there to say. I will certainly share this to my friends and save it on my playlist so I can easily find this whenever I want. All in all with it´s art, sound and characters combined, it´s simply fun. Unless it´s not your type of humour.

Oof longer review... What else can I say... Now it feels like I am writing an essay that I have to ...
Aug 23, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Making his solo debut in 2009 at the age of 21. Director Hiroyasu Ishida's composition "Fumiko no Kokuhaku" or "Fumiko's Confession" garnered a lot of attention on the platform known as the "Youtube" and was awarded the "Japanese Video Award" is a stimulating shaggy-dog story that was told in a linear narrative format.

As this composition of his is a plummeting motion driven standalone piece, it was told in a continuous fashion that lasted for a run-time of only two minutes and nine seconds in spite of this, is simple yet idiosyncratic narrative which suffered no pacing or timing issues, that I was able to ...

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