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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: Quiet Country Cafe


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: YKK: Quiet Country Cafe, Yokohama Shopping Journal: Quiet Country Cafe
Japanese: ヨコハマ買い出し紀行 Quiet Country Cafe

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 18, 2002 to Mar 5, 2003
Producers: SME Visual Works
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Ajia-Do
Source: Manga
Duration: 32 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 7.351 (scored by 3,768 users)
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Ranked: #21312
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Popularity: #3365
Members: 7,587
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Synopsis

In the near-future Japan, global warming has brought the large city Yokohama underwater, and only the hills remain above the ocean surface. What used to be one of the largest cities in Japan now feels like a small town. Basically, the existence of the island country itself has been threatened. However, there is no feeling of desperation, devastation, nor hopelessness. People are enjoying laid-back lives, and they seem to appreciate each other's company, enjoying the quiet and peaceful time together.

This is especially so with Alpha, a carefree young woman who runs a cafe, named Cafe Alpha. She enjoys her life immersing herself in the beautiful nature all around her. There is nothing more precious to her than spending quality time with her kind friends. Oh, the fulfillment and the joy she finds in life... it all indicates her to be a compassionate human being, but she is not quite a human. She is actually a type A7M2 robot.

One day, upon hearing a radio forecast warning an approaching typhoon, her old friend who lives close by invites her to the gas station he runs, worried that her old cafe may not withstand the typhoon. Indeed, the passing of typhoon leaves Alpha with her cafe severely damaged. That's when she decides to go on a journey to raise money to rebuild her cafe, and also to see the outside world away from her friends and the comfort of a peaceful life.

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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
Misago
Misago
Supporting
 
Ojisan
Ojisan
Supporting
Iizuka, Shouzou
Japanese
Iizuka, Shouzou

Staff

Mochizuki, Tomomi
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Iwasaki, Taku
Iwasaki, Taku
Theme Song Composition, Music
Shiina, Hekiru
Shiina, Hekiru
Theme Song Performance
Gontiti
Gontiti
Theme Song Composition, Music


Edit Opening Theme

"Cafe Alpha - Main Theme" by Choro Club

Edit Ending Theme

"Fuwa Fura" by Shiina Hekiru




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StarfleetCpt
Oct 22, 2008
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: Quiet Country Cafe (or just Quiet Country Cafe) is a sequel to Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou and an OVA adaptation of the manga of the same name. Having been made four years later, in 2002, and by a different studio (SME Animation Works, which would later become Aniplex), there are quite a few noticeable differences between the two OVAs as well as from the original manga source material.

Story: 9 (Great)

The story doesn't necessarily pick up from the previous OVA, and can stand alone on its own without having watched the other OVA before hand.

Alpha Hatusueno is a very human-like robot in the form read more
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maybelletea
May 25, 2008
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this after watching the first one. The animation in this outdid the other. The backgrounds were absolutely gorgeous; the swaying of grass, the smooth water, trickling waterfalls were all animated beautifully. The characters were nicely rendered as well.

Like the OVA prior, it is again completely relaxing and pleasing to the eye. Nothing much happens as well, except for through the everyday life of Alpha a typhoon hits and she decided to move out of the comfort of her abode and explores more of the world. Now after watching this I want to go read some more of read more
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lethargilistic
Aug 14, 2016
Skip these, definitely watch the first OVA set.

The second set of YKK OVAs is significantly not as good as the first. Main reason: the dystopian elements of the world were absent. Here's this beautiful, water-covered world, and they mostly only show parts that may as well be current-day Japan. The art is just bog-standard and sub-par. There's nothing you haven't seen 100 times before and drawn better elsewhere.

Also, there's the lingering ass shots. They even introduce Misago in the second half of the second of two OVAs, just so the show can have some boobs. She has no lines, interacts with no-one, and the only read more
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Zirgo
Jul 17, 2007
Compared to the OVA prequel this OVA has more to give the viewer. Absolutely stunning environments and great character movements almost brings it alive in front of me, and somehow I wish that I was able to jump into the screen and just be lying there on the grassfield and watch up on the blue sky, counting the white clouds that move by.
Just like the prequel, this is just the right anime to watch when you want to relax and get the pulse down. Accompanied with a hot cup of coffée you are definitely on the right track!
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