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Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek (2005)

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Release Date: Dec 31, 2005 Wide

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It is said that when children play Kakurenbo, a game of hide and seek, after dark in a certain neighborhood, are kidnapped by demons. A boy named Hikora is playing despite the risk, in he hope of finding his lost sister. When he arrives at the ally where the game is set to begin, the streetlights flicker and come to life, though no one is there to light them, and the devilish game begins. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

Oct 11, 2005

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Audience Reviews for Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek

Demons are right up my alley, add chilling sound effects and a good story and I'm in!
The fact you can't see the children's faces, adds to the mystery of it.

Very entertaining short animation.

January 25, 2009
Saxia

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Fantastic visuals and visual execution, loved the story concept but didn't like the story execution.

A must see for animation students and admirers.
January 22, 2009
Stinger839

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Clocking in at only 25 minutes, this is one of those quirky little short films that anyone interested in animated features really has no excuse for not seeing (other than lack of availability). It's a joy to look at, the story is engaging, and there's more to it than just the surface. For one thing, it's all CGI. Doesn't look like it, but it is. It uses cel-shading techniques specifically so that it looks like traditional animation. So one can look at it almost as sort of an anti-Final Fantasy: Spirits Within, which was basically a tech-demo that used its CGI to try to appear more real.

When innocent childhood games like hide & seek become the feeding grounds for demons, you know the world is going to hell. Dark and intense, KAKURENBO is an anime short that should be seen by all animation fans.
January 21, 2009
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