Kodomo no Keijijougaku

A Child's Metaphysics

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Japanese: こどもの形而上学
English: A Child's Metaphysics
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 20, 2007
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Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 5.511 (scored by 664664 users)
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Ranked: #113512
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Popularity: #12289
Members: 1,263
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A child whose head is numerals, a child who winds his own face and has it under his arm. What was left is his identity, a child whose eyes are provided by fishes, a child who lies down on the floor and head-butts his identity, a child who cannot say anything because of a zipper across his mouth. He undo the zipper but under it is another zipper...
Ecology and philosophy of children with sadness and humour.

(Source: Yamamura Animation)


Winner of the Excellence Award on the 12th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Yamamura, Sanae
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Yamamura, Koji


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Jan 27, 2012
For a work so short and concise, rarely do we find a gem of truly intellectual prosperity as we encounter in A Child's Metaphysics. In its short time frame it shows us right what it says on the tin, the metaphysical thoughts of a typical child. Metaphysics is hard to define, but its meaning rests in the existentialism of being, and its effects on many other perceptions of the human mind which can be but is not limited to our understanding of ourselves, the universe, religious thoughts, and our actual role in living our everyday lives. All of this is what this piece of art ...
Apr 30, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 5
Art film/Dementia piece

There was no scripted story. More a series or random events. However, each event was telling a story in a picture is worth a thousand words kind of fashion. One sees a mini animation and can break down its meaning.

Personally i don't think there is much intellectual thought imputed into this piece. I get it is from a child's perspective on art but what is one suppose to get from that? Same art is generally there it is just done in a slightly comical fashion. Although the gags seemed to overexert thus making animation not funny.

I also think the idea of ...


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