1.218 out of 5 from 60 votes
When a woman confesses her love to a man, he runs for the hills, but the woman will not give in. With a single-minded obsession, she chases her lover through forests and cafés, determined to chain him to her for good.
Both of these Yoji Kuri shorts are about men trying to escape from clingy lovestruck women. If by some miracle you like this then both of these are for you.
These two simplistic shorts by Yoji Kuri have a kind of misogynistic air about them. They're both about women making unwanted advances or just pestering men that do not return their feelings. No doubt both present a deep insight into the human condition. Or maybe not. If you, for reasons unimaginable, liked one of them, the other will surely please you. And if you didn't, why not be a little masochistic and watch the other one anyway?
Love of Kemoko and Ai are both old experimental cartoons, from the 60's, done by Yoji Kuri.
While I hardly believe the depth of any of the shorts' plots will lure anyone into watching any of them, they still have a lot in common that's worth mentioning. Both feature a woman who's crazy in love with a man, who doesn't reciprocate her feelings. However, the women refuses to give up and keep on "chasing" their unwilling man in a very clingy, creepy and annoying manner.
The animation, in both shorts, is very old fashioned and unique. It's nothing like the anime/manga style we all know; nor any other kind of animation you see today. This makes them ideal, if you're studying different or old animation techniques and styles.
So be sure to check the other one out, if you found one of these shows to be interesting, for any of those reasons stated above.