ONSEN (YouTube Release 2021)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì 

Onsen—short film—has good animation coupled with a great story with a sweet and lightly presented message tucked inconsequentially into  its background so that it whispers rather than shouts. The short film stands on its own, can be appreciated as a good child/adult share, and delivers full entertainment value in part due to its well-drawn characters. It seems to beg for a longer treatment. 

Film Poster Courtesy of YouTube 


An onsen is guarded and not shared which leads to serious consequences 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Carlotta, Bastien, Linda, Thibaud, Carla, and Lucas for their efforts in producing the film. Thank you to YouTube for broadcasting the movie. Thank you to ESMA/The CGBros for providing place for production. 

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Yes. This short film is what a critic looks for…a movie that inspires, tells a story that touches the heart, and delivers its message in a quiet, courteous manner. Wow!  Terrific, brief, but packed with entertainment value. Do some research on Japanese onsens before watching to increase international appreciation of the film. 

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