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An old man lives a quiet life, but he’s hindered by an unsightly lump on his face. After hiding in the trunk of a tree during a heavy rainstorm, the old man sees a group of Tengu in a gathering and approaches them to begin to dance. Happily, they grant the man a wish of having his lump removed. But when another finds out about the man’s fortune, he tries to force the same wish for himself…
Batter up! A rousing game of baseball has begun, pitting the nimble rabbits against the hardy raccoon dogs. As each inning passes each team bats and pitches their way to glory. Once the baseball goes missing, though, the game becomes a lot harder!
Both of these animated shorts depict animals partaking in more human-like activities. Though Oira no Yakyu focuses on baseball and Komori on warfare, if you like personified animals, then oth of these will be right up your street.