|Families, husbands and wives, lovers and people.
Dramas that emerge from life's human crossroads...
Ordinary people muddle through life and intersect with one another in random ways. Like people walking along road crossings in different directions with no apparent destination in sight. Human Crossing is a realistic portrayal of everyday people in modern Japan with all its beauty and ugliness. In this volume, Human Crossing examines the lives of an actor who gets lost with his own success in "The Cicadas of Winter", an idealistic professor who wants to forget his past in "The Beautiful Afterimage", and a workaholic journalist who rediscovers what's most important in life in "Sidelined". Human Crossing is a collection of short vignettes about hope, a reminder of the small victories one can achieve amid the vicissitudes of life
Editor's NoteUnlike the vast majority of Animé out there, HUMAN CROSSING deals with the difficulties of everyday existence. Each episode of the anthology series presents a different dramatic situation and characters, with concurrently appropriate animation that stresses realism of design. VOLUME TWO: THE CICADAS OF WINTER collects three episodes of the series. In "The Cicadas of Winter" an actor begins to lose himself in his successful roles; "The Beautiful Afterimage" tells the tale of an intellectual whose genius prevents him from forgetting his troubled past; and finally in "Sidelined" a hard-working journalist realizes that his investigation of the outside world has led to a neglect of his own internal one. HUMAN CROSSING is a dramatic, thought-provoking, and ultimately hopeful Animé that eschews the constraints of generic forms in telling its stories.
|Akira Kumeichi - Director|
|Kazunari Kumi - Director|