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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: YKK, Yokohama Shopping Log, Yokohama Shopping Trip
Japanese: ヨコハマ買い出し紀行

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 21, 1998 to Dec 2, 1998
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Ajia-Do
Source: Manga
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.361 (scored by 5,501 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #21302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2802
Members: 13,251
Favorites: 82
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Synopsis

This is not so much a story as it is a slice of life. Or rather, it is a look into portions of the life of a girl named Alpha, together with the people around her. Alpha runs a little cafe on the outskirts of Yokohama. There are almost no customers, but Alpha does not mind at all since she has the occasional company of the old man who runs the gasoline stand down the road, as well as that of his grandson Takahiro. This is a Yokohama of the future, when the sea covers most of the land and roads have disappeared under sand or water. Alpha is in fact a robot, looking after the cafe during her owner's indefinite leave of absence.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hatsuseno, Alpha
Hatsuseno, Alpha
Main
Shiina, Hekiru
Japanese
Shiina, Hekiru
Takatsu, Kokone
Takatsu, Kokone
Supporting
Nakagawa, Akiko
Japanese
Nakagawa, Akiko
Ojisan
Ojisan
Supporting
Terashima, Mikio
Japanese
Terashima, Mikio
Takahiro
Takahiro
Supporting
Suyama, Akio
Japanese
Suyama, Akio

Staff

Annou, Takashi
Annou, Takashi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Gontiti
Gontiti
Theme Song Composition, Music
Ashinano, Hitoshi
Ashinano, Hitoshi
Original Creator
Katou, Hiroshi
Katou, Hiroshi
Art Director


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"Cafe Alpha" by Gontiti

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"Closing Time" by Gontiti




More reviewsReviews

Jul 26, 2007
dollie_mixtures (All reviews)
I\'ve been a long time fan of the manga so I decided to finally check out the anime as well. This OVA is not everyone\'s cup of tea, or should I say coffee?

After watching, I prefer the manga. This is probably due to the fact that it\'s in colour and to me, they\'re ill suited. Also the art in the OVA looks dated by now, yet the manga manages to avoid that.

It\'s not easy to rate, never mind describe the story, to give it justice. And perhaps that was the idea, to make you feel things rather than tell you a story? It is read more
Oct 21, 2008
StarfleetCpt (All reviews)
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou is a two-episode OVA based on the manga of the same name (please read my review of the manga for more details). Specifically, it is based on a few early chapters in the manga. After reading over some other reviews, it seems that the transition from still images to animation has been somewhat of a hit-or-miss kind of thing with many people, but for me, I think it weathers the transition very well; the OVA takes advantage of the medium to showcase the world and characters, but in some ways doesn't go far enough.

Story: 9 (Great)

The story concerns Alpha Hatsusueno, an android read more
Oct 13, 2014
Piegoose (All reviews)
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou covers a few days in the life of an android named "Alpha". This short, OVA series doesn't really have a story, but covers several minuscule events of Alpha's life. The main focus isn't that, however, but Alpha's mental state the viewers watch to witness how she appreciates her existence and the world around her. This OVA shouldn't be picked out for a viewing if one's intentions isn't to watch something relaxing, as that's clearly the main goal of what's presented in this visual piece from the manga.

The visuals for Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou are wonderful and done with a great deal of care, read more
Apr 24, 2010
SamildanachEmrys (All reviews)
I've seen numerous 10/10 ratings for Yokohama Shopping Trip (or Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou), and almost never anything below 8/10. So I decided, since it's only two episodes long, it had to be worth a try.

It may well be the single most boring thing I have ever seen in my life. The main character spent a good fifteen minutes trying to take a photo but being unable to get the right shot. That's it. Later on, she looks at some lights under a lake. It's a pretty sight, no doubt, and there's nothing wrong with a scene of atmospheric tranquility, but it goes like this: lingering read more

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