Near the ruins of an old and abandoned city, there is played a game simply known as "Otokoyo." It is said that when children play this game, they go missing one by one. Some say it is ghosts. Others say it is demons. But for Hikora, one thing is certain: his sister disappeared playing the game and he will do whatever it takes to find her, even if it means playing the game himself. He and seven others will do just that, all for their own reasons, and learn that rumors aren’t always fictitious. Escaping with their lives will become the main concern when this game of hide-and-seek turns deadly.
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?
Both anime focus on a dark world where kids are sucked into a game in which they are eliminated and disappear one by one. It is a dangerous game and more life-threatening than they could have ever imagined.
The game which these children play, in either anime, is haunting, doomed and ultimately moot. There are no winners, and not even the strong can survive.
The thing Bokurano and Kakurenbo have in common, is it's basic premise. There is a group of young teenagers caught up in what they thought would be a fun game, but as soon as they're in the middle of it, things turn out to be far more real than they ever wanted it to be. Note that Kakurenbo is 20min short and fairly shallow, while Bokurano is 24Eps long and goes quite deep into the psyche and lives of the characters, but aside from that (obvious) difference, these two are a good recommendation for each other
Kids being entered into some sort of game of horror & despair where they're being killed of one at the time is the basic premise of both kakurenbo and Bokurano. But Bokurano is much more developed and brings the "level" of despair up a notch even though it's not a horror show, but a sci-fi drama type of series. Bottomline, if you liked Kakurenbo, try Bokurano, you'll most likely enjoy it.
Children playing games.... very dangerous games as it turns out with both these anime. Kakurenbo is short and straight to the point after a while where Bokurano takes it's time and teases you with every episode to figure out what's going on. Scary and thrilling for a fun romp in the horror genre following children around in what seems to be game like check one out if you liked the other as i'm sure you'll enjoy.
Children seeking or being sucked into a dangerous game where the outcome will certainly be bad or even worse. Bokurano takes a whole season to flesh out it's multiple players. Kakurenbo gives you 25 minutes of pure suspense with absolutely stunning animation.
I would also suggest reading Battle Royale and/or the live-action film.
Two groups of kids playing a mysterious game with dangerous consequences. Though the kids in Bokurano participate unwillingly and the kids from Kakurenbo intended to play from the beginning- these two shows have the same suspense that leaves you trying to guess whether there's more to the game than meets the eye.
Both animes are very disturbing and will always haunt me! Great to watch if you have a very confused mind. Loveable charectors dispite their wrongs... very dramatic endings that left me satisfied. If you watched one, you should definatly watch the other!
In a dark dystopic future, humankind is controlled by Dorothy, a sentient supercomputer who believes she is god. To help do her bidding, she created beings known as Galerians -- humans with supernatural and psychokinetic abilities that rival no other. Enter Rion, a young man who possesses the skills of the Galerians, and unwillingly holds the key to Dorothy's destruction within his mind. As enemies search to destroy him, Rion must race against the clock to find his long lost sister and save humanity, before Dorothy and the Galerians can destroy it...
Both of these movies seem to be an opportunity for the graphics developers to show off what they can do with CG. Galerians is a little older, and now looks a little dated, but would have been very impressive in its time. Kakurenbo is absolutely stunning, and wouldn't look out of place as a cutscene in a game.
These movies have some very creepy undertones running through them, which makes them enjoyable viewing for any horror junkie. Though a little confusing at times, and without a satisfactory ending, I would say both are still worth a look-see.
While both seem to be compeletly different they have the horror element that ties them together giving them a similar feel along with a unique animation style. Both will leave you guessing what will happen next and have a moderitally satisfying ending. Check one out if you liked the other
As a child, Chirin the lamb is taught by his loving mother to be wary of leaving their pasture; wolves and other predators are a constant threat, though the naïve Chirin believes they would never eat his kind. But when a wolf breaches the perimeter and kills his mother while she protects him, Chirin decides he must do the unthinkable: find the wolf and demand that he trains Chirin to be strong. Chirin must undergo rigorous conditions and be the very thing that he despises so that he may have his revenge, but will he lose himself in the process?
Well... both animes are frightening and very disturbing. they are both Shocking tales of monsters/animals. I will always be haunted by the stories of Chirin no Suzu and Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek.
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...
Comedy and Kakurenbo are short films that incorporate aspects of oral tradition. The girl's narration and the swordsman's mystery lend a folktale quality to Comedy, while Kakurenbo explores an aspect of the children's street culture: an urban legend.
If you're tired of long, drawn-out anime, or just want a quick watch, give these a try.
For Pandy and Retro, waking up naked with amnesia wasn't the high point of their day. While going on a crime spree, the duo are captured and sent to the infamous Dead Leaves, a notorious prison where the baddest of the bad are sent. Using the bathroom is a chore, eating is force fed and escape seems impossible -- but is it? Join Pandy, Retro, the drill endowed Chinko Drill and a gang of inmates as they plot their escape from the hell that is Dead Leaves!