Koi Kaze (5)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-01-11 04:36 ID:zVCcHNiQ

Has anybody seen this? It's a very beautiful 13 part anime that never got too big.

The topic touched deals with genetic sexual attraction, a form of incestuous sexual attraction between - in this case brother/sister - who first meet later in life (as in they did not grow up together, and only first met late in life).

'The story begins when 15-year-old Nanoka moves to Tokyo to live with her father and brother, the latter being 27 years old and employed by a marriage-arranging company. Koshiro first encounters Nanoka on the train one morning, and returns her dropped train pass. Despite their age difference, they feel a brief spark of connection before they go their separate ways.

Soon after that, they encounter each other once again near an amusement park, where they go on an impromptu date. While riding the Ferris wheel, the two open their hearts to each other and discuss their recent romantic woes. Nanoka comforts Koshiro when he breaks down and cries, and he realizes that he is very attracted to her. Right after the date, they meet their father, and are startled to realize they are siblings.

Koi Kaze is about Koshiro's love for Nanoka, his conflicting drive to obey societal norms, and Nanoka's growth into womanhood and her growing feelings for her brother.'

It takes a very mature look at the subject of relative sexual attraction and incest, and is never actually sexual at all.

The animation and character design reminds me very much of Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second). The voice acting is very well done and life like, hardly ever sounding cliché or kawaii. Overall this was a very good series. My only trouble with it, is that at times it seemed to be a bit slow paced, yet not too tedious.

2 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-01-11 06:22 ID:XoVRmsei

I watched the first episode... with my younger sister.

lol, we didn't know what it was about. After that I heard things about it that were disturbing, and it was boring anyway, so I never saw another episode.

3 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-01-12 12:39 ID:Heaven

If it were me, I would have continued to watch it with my younger sister.

4 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2008-01-16 16:38 ID:wZvjHTre

I enjoyed this anime very much,... It dealt with a sensitive subject in a clever, elegant and peaceful manner, without ever falling into easy stereotyping.

It's basically the old story of personal feelings (love) vs social norms, just like romeo and juliet, but put in a context that is meaningful for today's audience (who accepts relationships between different social classes, races, and same gender affairs).

I also liked that for 13 episodes the focus was solidly on the relationship between the two main characters, which makes it quite deep, even if the manga itself is short.

It's also notable that in this anime there is no stupid or mean character, so that what is crushing the relationship is not an easy excuse as the dumbness of people, but something more subtle: pressure of society, which is embodied by everybody, starting with the main characters.

5 Name: Oh no, not again. : 2008-01-16 19:59 ID:rtSepXUD

I read the manga of that and was a little bit embarrassed because I generally try not to be accepting of incest.
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of vulgar humor.

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