Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor

Alt titles: Inaka Isha

OVA (1 ep x 21 min)
3.193 out of 5 from 697 votes
Rank #2,576

One dark and blustery night, a lone doctor is called to a village ten miles away in order to help with a sick patient. Quickly losing his servant to ill-intentioned hands and whisked away upon frightening horses, the doctor meets his young and ailing patient under the scrutinizing eyes of his family. It is here that the doctor will try to discover the root of the boy’s illness and also try to make some sense out of his own psyche.

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MechaRainbow's avatar by MechaRainbow on Apr 14, 2012
Score: 7/10

I honestly love the original story so I may have a bias towards this but I defnitely feel I wouldn't have enjoyed this as much if I hadn't read Kafka's story first. I really loved the animation, it really gave the feel that I believe that Kafka was looking for, an interpretation that did the story justice far as the artwork. My only issue with it was it just seemed felt rushed, I know in the story... read more


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