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Comedy

Alt titles: Kigeki

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Synopsis:

Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...

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Name Role
Kazuto NAKAZAWA Director
Eiko TANAKA Producer
Kazuto TAKIDA Producer

Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Comedy valondar 8/10 Dec 14, 2008
Kigeki valondar 8/10 Dec 14, 2008

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Comedy NicoNicoDesu 7/10 Jul 16, 2012
Kigeki NicoNicoDesu 7/10 Jul 16, 2012
Comedy Singan 8/10 Jun 3, 2012
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Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

Kurahashi has never been the same since the hallucinations started. His condition is not medical in nature, and only seems to be triggered by an antique glass which shows him things he never would wish to see. For Kurahashi, figuring out the mystery of the Petit Cossette that appears to him in his waking dreams is a matter of life or death... and his sanity...

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Kalthea
They both have a special dark feel to them, amazing music and really beautifull art. Even though Cosette is longer I think its a good choice if you liked Comedy
sothis
Comedy and Petit Cossette both thrive on telling a subtle, yet extremely dark story. The animation of both is also superb, with an amazing soundtrack to boot. Highly recommended.
TeoH

"Le Portrait de Petit Cossette" and "Comedy" (aka "Kigeki") are very much alike because of the Gothic atmosphere and art. Also,the presence of a spirit is what drives both stories... I recommend them to anyone who's got a taste for dark romanticism.

tasanime

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette and Kigeki are equally guilty of appealing to its viewer on a philosophical sub-level, enhanced by the use of gothic animation to tell a darker tale. Must sees for those who enjoy their horrors short and thought provoking.

Nocturnalgloria

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette and Comedy are dark and brooding anime that take the supernatural element to a whole new level of psychological ambivalence. Both are visually challenging and original in their take of emotionally upsetting horror.

KiraRin

If you enjoy a dark and gothic tale, both Comedy and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette are for you. The stories could probably be described as art house, as they don't really make a lot of sense, but the stunning artwork and emotive music more than make up for this.

There is a much deeper and philisophical side to these short shows, and take a lot of concentration and focus on everything happening on screen. But the amazing visuals on screen will have you hooked from start to end.

cassiesheepgirl

Beautiful visuals, a supernatural edge and a darker tone. Sound good? Then both Comedy and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette are for you. If you liked one of these and fancy something a bit out of the mainstream, then it's well worth checking both of these out.

MaraRuizu

Both Petit Cossette and Comedy are horror anime with a philosophical tone to them. They are visually pleasing while still being dark, which is different from the more gory horror shows out there.

NicoNicoDesu

While not similar in plot, "Kigeki" and "Le Portrait de Petit Cossette" have similar art and mood. Both are dark, short pieces with stunning art and color palates. These underrated abstract anime deserve a watch.

13claps

yes! yes! both stories are wrapped up in a dark aura that leaves you kind of clueless until a certain point.

It's one of those stories you are kind of glad are so short because everything longer would destroy the fantastic magic that happens with your brain while watching this.

Both fantastic!

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Princess Tutu

Princess Tutu

Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?

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sothis
Although Princess Tutu is considerably longer, with a more in depth plot, both it and Comedy both have a very interesting fairy-tale like feel, with unusual animation and a beautiful orchestral soundtrack. An odd pairing, perhaps... but still with meaning behind it.
TheBurningCrow
Considering both of these tell a story as though it were a book, that makes them similar, but the really dark feel in Comedy is similar to the mysterious 'dark' feel in Princess Tutu.
Nocturnalgloria

At first glance, this recommendation may seem a tad off but Princess Tutu and Comedy are some of the few titles that incorporate classical music with the animation proper in a way that is both relevant and artistically done. In both there is a great importance given to story telling and to narration techniques. While Princess Tutu is not as forlorn as the very dark Comedy both have an aura of dreamy surrealism that is highly captivating.

Arjana

Both of these anime have beautiful classical music, with a very fairytale-like feel. The story is simple on the surface, with a bit of mysterious darkness underneath.

hamletsmage

Both of these animes incorporate the use of classical music to bring a fairy tale to life. While Comedy is more of the "Grimm Brother's" version of a fairy tale, it generally has the same feel as Princess Tutu.

MaraRuizu

They have the same tone of poetic dark fantasy. Fans of one should check out the other.

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She and Her Cat

She and Her Cat
  • OVA (1 ep x 5 min)
  • 1999

As the seasons pass, a lone stray cat reminisces of life with his master. He talks of the small passions of their time together, and how their shared affection gives them each a reason to be alive. Speaking both of love gained and love lost, he chronicles the eternal nature of their bond, as despite their own respective heartaches they still have each other. The two converse in a touching tale of the true strength of friendship in the face of hardship.

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Iahel

Though extremely different at first sight, these stories have the same feelings beyond the pictures. They are two monologues: a monologue of a cat and a monologue of a little girl, which describe to us their sense of life and their hopes. Somehow you would find equal atmospheres in Cat's love story and Comedy's childhood story.

ciller

I don't know why but if you watched them you have afterward the same feeling. The feeling of depression and satisfaction at the same time, and that feels kinda good. The only thing that really is the same is the peacefully silence. She and her cat goes about someone and her cat. And in Comedy someone will be an assassin if you pay him with a book. Very different as you see but it gives you mental peace so if you feel angry you still can watch the other one.

ArtisanKirei

Both She & Her Cat and Comedy have very interesting art styles and relaxing soundtracks. They both make a nice break from more mainstream, long animes even though they are very different in subject matter.  

nekoeli

Both stories are quite heart-touching in their own way. A very deep story lies behind both of them; the animation and art are pretty simple on both but it gives it a nice touch in my opinion.

Angel's Egg

Angel's Egg
  • Movie (1 ep x 75 min)
  • 1985

In a dark and largely abandoned city a little girl wanders in search of something – beneath the folds of her dress she carries a mysterious giant egg. While living on the streets, she encounters a lonesome warrior who has forgotten his past and his purpose and, like the girl, travels aimlessly. Now they journey together, mistrustful of each other whilst sharing in the silence of the city. But who is the little girl? Who is the warrior? And what form of creature lies sleeping inside the egg?

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xaemar

Both Angel's Egg and Comedy have an innocent little girl with white hair as the principal character. Both anime speak more with beautiful pictures than words (even though Comedy contains more words than Angel's Egg). Also, they are without a doubt dark with a sort of gothic feeling behind it. You'd surely like one if you liked the other!

tasanime

Two beautifully enchanting anime that use actions over words to express themselves, abstract and devoid of any clear meaning or reasoning - most definitely a ‘thinkers' anime. If you enjoyed one, you will love the other.

Kusuriurisama

Both of these depend highly on the soundtracks to tell you about the story and the atmosphere, and have a limited dependency or significance on the dialogue, though Comedy has considerably more of it. Both give a dark feel, and no exact explanation behind why the piece was born, what its purpose is.

BLAME!

BLAME!
  • Web (6 eps x 5 min)
  • 2003

BLAME! is a very dark and abstract set of 6 shorts which are based on the manga by Tsutomu Nihei. The "story" (if it can be called that) revolves around a man named Killy: a human living amongst clones and androids. His task, it seems, is to collect things known as "net-genes", and to help find the remaining humans that may or may not exist.

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yuujin

Somehow, the main male non-talking black-haired characters in these two anime really look alike. Not everything is clear in both anime, even at the end, and both give a lot to think about. Only "Comedy" is more medieval and all abnormalities look like magic, while "Blame!" takes place in the distant future and everything that is unclear can be explained by modern technology. Anyway, these two anime are pieces of art.

wickedshizuku

These anime are both excellent to watch late at night when your house is silent. Both are very abstract, and have you guessing what will be next. I simply loved the animation, and could find many similarities. There was very little music in both, and both also had a question mark ending.

Two words: Simply Amazing.

NicoNicoDesu

These short, lesser-known anime contain a male character and a female character with a very interesting dynamic between them. Both are surreal and rather confusing, and leave you wanting more. The art is fantastic and the sound quite good. The plot is nearly nonexistent in both (more so in "BLAME!"). Both anime are thought-provoking and interesting.