In a lush and detailed fantasy world, magical airships sail amidst floating islands and villas. Luxurious earthly homes lie amidst hillsides of flowers and trees, and a lone pond houses a single shoot of life. Miniature tram cars come and go, ladies’ dresses flutter in the breeze, will o’ wisps dance in the midst of dusk and lights flicker warmly. With a lack of narrative, Iblard Jikan shows us these visions and more alongside a soundtrack of lilting melodies.
Whisper of the Heart is a touching Ghibli slice-of-life story, about a young girl named Shizuku. While riding the train, she notices a fat cat riding alongside her. Following the cat, she finds a shop where she is told an enchanting story of a gold statue named "The Baron". WotH follows Shizuku in her struggles to grow, and her budding love with the shopkeeper's son.
Iblard Jikan has the same ambiance and aspect as the world in Shizuku's imagination. If you liked the representations of the Baron's story by the heroine in WotH, you'll be happy to find that mood and discover her world more through Iblard Jikan.
Personally, one of my favorite things about movies made by Studio Ghibli is the backround art. In Iblard Jikan, they went above and beyond to create beautiful scenery, captivating your eyes and imagination. In Whisper of the Heart, you get the chance to see the images again when they are incorperated with the main story.
Some of the best moments in Whisper of the Heart were when Shizuku explored her imaginary landscapes. Part of the appeal was due to the incredible background art of Naohisa Inoue. In Iblard Jikan he takes this world and fleshes it out, creating a screensaver-like ambience.
In a futuristic city filled with flying cars and a top-notch police force, a winged beauty has been chained up in the depths of a dark room. Her benefactors are none other than two members of law enforcement who decide that she must be set free – their jobs or livelihoods are unimportant compared to their goal. The two men find the heavenly creature and set forth at top speeds to set her free, with others hot on their trail.
Both of these are shorts made by Studio Ghibli, which just about guarentees beautiful art that will be easy on the eyes, and that's exactly what On Your Mark and Iblard Jikan are made for. If you're in the mood for a quick break and want to relax, I highly recommend both of these series.
Both of these anime shorts were created by Studio Ghibli, so you know they'll be beautiful and have similar art styles. The music is wonderful, and calm. Both of these animes have little action, and are perfect if you're just looking for something calm and pretty to watch, and take a break for all those action animes.
When her mother died in childbirth, Naho became not only a sister, but a new mother to her baby brother Jun. While Naho would rather be out with her friends, talking about boys and having a good time, she often is shouldered with the responsibility of looking after Jun instead. A part of Naho would love for Jun to be gone forever; and when the dream sphere dealer Kotarou shows up at her door, Naho might finally get her wish...
Iblard Jikan and Yumedamaya Kidan both show a dream world in a more or less static way, just showing some specific aspects of it and leaping through it to the places that are interesting. Iblard jikan only shows landscapes whereas the dreamworld in the other includes some action, and is inserted in a story, but both of these oneshots give a similar feelingthrough the dreamworld aspect of their content. If you liked one, you might also like the other.
While Iblard Jikan and Strange Story have almost nothing in common, they share one important aspect: unique and interesting dream-like scenery. Iblard's entire reason to be is the pretty pictures, and Strange Story spends a good amount of time in that abstract and beautiful place. If you liked the animation of one, give the other a try.
Princess Budu sleeps, and dreams. She dreams of whimsical fairies and a wicked, restless beastial spirit. Her dream is one unmoored from identity and self - perhaps she is the fairy, perhaps those other fairies are other persons also. Also moving through her dream, always recurring in her thoughts is her lover Prince Kamar. The beastial spirit desires Budu; Kamar desires Budu, and she only has eyes for Kamar. Through her dream she floats and fades across an Arabian fantasia of minarets and mosques. These flickering moments, fleeting snatches of slumbered thought, are filled with an intoxicating, ethereal beauty.
"One stormy night." These are the words Mei will say outside of the barn to identify his new friend. "One stormy night." Gabu will say this phrase to finally meet the friend he made in the darkness of the storm. Mei and Gabu had taken shelter in the barn, and in the darkness they comforted each other, only to find that they were very similar, striking a friendship there and then. "One stormy night", and they would finally meet face to face at their promised place and time, but on this fateful night Mei, an orphan goat, and Gabu, a wolf, finally see each other. Will their friendship work? Will their communities allow it?
Although the stories in these two anime aren't similar at all (because in Iblard Jikan there is no clear story line), it's worth watching them both just because both have amazing scenery. It's really fun to watch how the characters in Iblard Jikan's paintings become real, and Arashi no Yoru ni's characters look kind of puffy like they have real fur, not drawn fur. The animation style of both anime is really worth watching.