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'Dareka no Manazashi', a Short Real-Estate Commercial Anime by Shinkai Makoto, Released

by symbv
Sep 9, 2013 9:47 PM | 13 Comments
When the movie "Kotonoha no Niwa", directed by Shinkai Makoto, was shown in theaters in Japan, the short anime titled "Dareka no Manazashi" (Someone's Gaze), which lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds and directed by Shinkai, was also shown. This was a commercial for "Proud", an apartment brand of real-estate developer Nomura Fudousan. On September 5th, the commercial was uploaded to YouTube on the Proud Channel. Previously in 2011, Shinkai made two short anime commercials for the construction company Taisei Kensetsu, but these commercials were much shorter at just 30 seconds long.

From the description of the YouYube video, the synopsis is given as:

The stage is set at near future. Okamura Aya, also known as "Aachan", started to live by herself as she started a new job after graduation. Her mother needed to go overseas to work as a doctor, so now only her father and a cat, Miisan, live in a Proud apartment. Since Aachan moved out, her father has been trying to reach out to her but somehow there is an awkward gap between the two. And the cat Miisan, which Aachan has kept since she was a child, is getting old... One night, Aachan came back from a tiring day and threw herself on the bed. She closed her eyes and remembered the happy days she spent with her parents and when Miisan came to comfort her when she got lonely after her mother left.... And then the phone rang...

Veteran seiyuu Hirano Fumi (Lum from "Urusei Yatsura") handled the narration.

YouTube video of "Dareka no Manazashi":

Source: IT Media

Previous related thread: Shinkai Makoto's New Short Anime 'Dareka no Manazashi' Announced

13 Comments Recent Comments

My feels

Sep 11, 2013 3:52 PM by GD1551

Well, it got subbed by Commie.

Sep 11, 2013 2:08 PM by Progeusz

Right in the feels, this has brighten up my day.

Sep 11, 2013 8:08 AM by MrAwesome2016

ultimateninjax said:
needs to be subbed someone please put it up

the youtube video posted above is subbed. just click the caption thing, the english subs are there ^_^

anyway, I liked this so much. for me, makoto shinkai can't go wrong

Sep 11, 2013 8:00 AM by Kikinho

needs to be subbed someone please put it up

Sep 11, 2013 7:19 AM by ultimateninjax

Decent story, too bad it's so short. I'll gladly watch whatever else Shinkai creates.

Sep 11, 2013 3:01 AM by Progeusz

Looks nice.

Sep 10, 2013 10:59 PM by Jodyqt

Well that was lovely. Short and sweet. And well animated. Thank you for bringing this up.

Sep 10, 2013 9:18 PM by Akamitsu

it's too short

Sep 10, 2013 1:04 PM by Mr_Gutts

The art is beautiful.

Sep 10, 2013 6:58 AM by Tengai

kryss said:
Title of the song @ 5:03 in ?
"Sore de Ii yo (それでいいよ)" by Kazusa (和紗) according to

Sep 10, 2013 12:38 AM by tsubasalover

Title of the song @ 5:03 in ?

Sep 10, 2013 12:35 AM by kryss

Thank you for bringing this attention. I've been waiting for this.

Sep 10, 2013 12:30 AM by tsubasalover

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