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Sep 18, 2009 4:14 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Man that was just awesome. Really had a spooky atmosphere to it! Guess in the end the hunters ended being the hunted, though the ending was a bit confusing--was it all a dream?

Too bad this title doesn't seem to be that well known. :/
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Nov 2, 2009 11:34 AM

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Creepy atmosphere. Interesting how they can keep the story going with no dialogue at all.

Mmmm no I don't think they died. Wasn't a dream either..... I think

Dog barking, no guns etc.

Why is it tagged Historical tho. Should be horror, fantasy + surreal in stead
 
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Nov 4, 2009 8:27 PM

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Strange stories always intrigues me. Practically everything in this movie is spot on.
 
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Feb 24, 2010 10:08 AM

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These ought to help you understand:

http://www.kenji-world.net/english/works/texts/restaura.html
http://tonygonz.blogspot.com/2006/05/restaurant-of-many-orders-miyazawa.html

So, yes, it's a parable of man vs. nature, wherein the hunters are scared out of their wits so badly that they never want to pick up a gun again. There are some interesting details left out of the animation, though, like the dogs coming back to rescue the men at the last moment, appearing as polar bears (large and white, in representation of nature's purity, I guess) — instead the screen goes black and we just hear them barking and growling, the cats shrieking and a shuffling noise...

I watched this raw, too, so there were no subs to offer translations for all the signs the hunters encountered along the way. Reading the story will help you to understand what their experience was like a bit more clearly.

What's most interesting about this is that all Japanese elementary school students read this story! How cool. That's probably why it's tagged Historical.
 
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Feb 26, 2010 3:42 PM
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Quite interesting, the atmosphere was really creepy. I would like to read the original story.

Druozo said:
was it all a dream?


I think that not at all, the probably been in this "restaurant"... but, who knows what really happen ^^
 
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Nov 18, 2011 4:51 PM
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this is one of the best novel adaptions ever done by nay one form any nation
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Feb 3, 2012 7:09 PM

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remoticon said:
These ought to help you understand:

http://www.kenji-world.net/english/works/texts/restaura.html
http://tonygonz.blogspot.com/2006/05/restaurant-of-many-orders-miyazawa.html

So, yes, it's a parable of man vs. nature, wherein the hunters are scared out of their wits so badly that they never want to pick up a gun again. There are some interesting details left out of the animation, though, like the dogs coming back to rescue the men at the last moment, appearing as polar bears (large and white, in representation of nature's purity, I guess) — instead the screen goes black and we just hear them barking and growling, the cats shrieking and a shuffling noise...

I watched this raw, too, so there were no subs to offer translations for all the signs the hunters encountered along the way. Reading the story will help you to understand what their experience was like a bit more clearly.

What's most interesting about this is that all Japanese elementary school students read this story! How cool. That's probably why it's tagged Historical.

This helped so much. Thanks! I figured I wasn't really getting the gist of it all from the anime, and it helps a lot when I know what the cards were saying.
 
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Jan 1, 2013 8:12 AM

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They were lucky to got out in one piece; I guess they are done with hunting though. I don't know about you guys but I would have never set foot in this restaurant after reading the sign in front of it.
 
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May 13, 2013 2:33 PM

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Some strange short movie was this, a really unique art style that I didn't like all to much and a story without dialogue was rather confusing although it sure was something interesting!
 
Nov 24, 2013 2:04 AM

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Oh gods another Kenji Miyazawa work. I haven't seen all of Kenji Miyazawa animated adaptation but when it comes to them, I always seem to not get it, and feel like I'm a shallow person for not getting it. Ah well maybe I'm not that perceptive enough to see the message when it comes to Kenji's work. Okay that's enough self-flagellation. I think the plot this time though was simple enough, a case of hunter being the hunted, huh? And this time, I liked the art for this adaptation. But still... 6/10.
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Sep 27, 2014 1:28 AM

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I was wondering why they all turned into cats, then I remembered the name of the restaurant.
 
Feb 16, 2016 12:52 AM

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Their faces became like scrap paper. What?

The whole thing felt a bit too on the nose for me.
 
Oct 16, 2016 3:12 PM

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Lmao, what a waste of time this was even though just 18mins. Unique artstyle was the extent of my enjoyment.
 
Nov 27, 2017 7:06 PM
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So confused. I saw the movie but at the same time i don't think i did. I think i saw a version but not this 1991 version. The version i saw was mainly a sepia outlook in color but the thumbnail for this is green. Not only that but the house or mansion has completely different outlook.
 
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Who would be the same after that? I mean I don't blame their trauma, I would be scarred for life with that experience. Good thing their dog saved them, how loyal are dogs huh! When those mysterious women appeared I knew everything was beginning, but I'm glad they survived because I didn't want them to die.

Although it was silent and gave the characters no shine, I thought the art was great with that story book feel and the story tried. 7/10
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Interesting animation.
 
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