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Japanese: クダン


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 2008
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Source: Unknown
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 9 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.221 (scored by 207207 users)
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Ranked: #82092
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Popularity: #16681
Members: 416
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As oppose to the mythological creature Minotaur, a monsters of western culture, a Japanese monster Kudan has a human head and the body of cow. Kudan is born from female cow. It speaks human language, predicts significant incidents such as war or disaster and dies in three days. This story is about a man who is accidentally transformed into a Kudan.

(Source: Official website)


This short film won an Excellence award at the 12th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Kimura, Taku
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Dec 13, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 5
Language not really sure. It seemed like only one word was stated over and over again. Possibly a Japanese word or Korean. Didn't seem like what ever the word was had a major impact. There was a lot of characters used but i don't think it was illustrated for expression(talking) but for showing of essence of life. Like blood proves we are beating and functioning.
More an art film than anything else.

-wasn't plot focused. For big questions remained. Such as why the other world? How the package came to be? Was the other world the original world? Did the other world hold a balance ...


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