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Ai

Alt titles: Love

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  • Movie (1 ep x 4 min)
  • 1963
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When a woman confesses her love to a man, he runs for the hills, but the woman will not give in. With a single-minded obsession, she chases her lover through forests and cafés, determined to chain him to her for good.

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Vile Shit HasseRovdjur 20 Oct 7, 2013
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Yoji Kuri - Ai minigorbi 0 Jan 18, 12
Why Yoji Kuri... WHY? Marceus 3 Oct 10, 11
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jojovonjo watched Ai at 1 of 1 episodes
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Human Zoo

Human Zoo
  • Movie (1 ep x 2 min)
  • 1962

Often human behavior is little better than that of animals. Men act like mere obedient dogs to their spouses, lone males howl like wild beasts, and wives feel the need to keep their husbands in check with a broom beating.

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LadyPsychic

Both are short films made by Yoji Kuri.  Both have similar themes and the same (horrible) art style and character designs. Ai is somewhat better than Human Zoo since it actually has a plot of sorts.  Still, if you (somehow) liked one of these shorts, then you may like the other one.

hamletsmage

Both of these are shorts by Yoji Kuri. Neither of them make a whole lot of sense (though Ai has a little more plot than Human Zoo). Both of them take a rather abstract look at the relationship between man and woman. And both are done in the same, simplistic art style. 

Zakofae

Human Zoo and Ai are both old experimental cartoons, from the 60's, done by Yoji Kuri

The animation, in both shorts, is very old fashioned and unique in  very abstract manner. It's nothing like the anime/manga style we all know; nor any other kind of animation you see today. The difference, old feel and abstractness makes them ideal, if you're studying different or old animation techniques and styles. 

So be sure to check the other one out, if you found one of them to be interesting for that reason.

Love of Kemeko

Love of Kemeko
  • Movie (1 ep x 3 min)
  • 1968

A man is continually hounded by a small woman named Kemoko who is utterly in love with him. Despite his attempts to get away from her, Kemoko is always there, hiding in his bathtub or attaching herself to his face. Will the man be able to escape from her?

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cassiesheepgirl

Both of these Yoji Kuri shorts are about men trying to escape from clingy lovestruck women. If by some miracle you like this then both of these are for you.

HasseRovdjur

These two simplistic shorts by Yoji Kuri have a kind of misogynistic air about them. They're both about women making unwanted advances or just pestering men that do not return their feelings. No doubt both present a deep insight into the human condition. Or maybe not. If you, for reasons unimaginable, liked one of them, the other will surely please you. And if you didn't, why not be a little masochistic and watch the other one anyway?

Zakofae

Love of Kemoko and Ai are both old experimental cartoons, from the 60's, done by Yoji Kuri

While I hardly believe the depth of any of the shorts' plots will lure anyone into watching any of them, they still have a lot in common that's worth mentioning. Both feature a woman who's crazy in love with a man, who doesn't reciprocate her feelings. However, the women refuses to give up and keep on "chasing" their unwilling man in a very clingy, creepy and annoying manner.

The animation, in both shorts, is very old fashioned and unique. It's nothing like the anime/manga style we all know; nor any other kind of animation you see today. This makes them ideal, if you're studying different or old animation techniques and styles. 

So be sure to check the other one out, if you found one of these shows to be interesting, for any of those reasons stated above.