Koi Kaze - Reunion (Vol. 1)
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This is a series that could have been acted out in live action but I'm sure something would have been lost in that context. What's presented here is just enough of a slice-of-life series to keep the characters in the realm of reality, yet artistically askew enough to allow the viewer the illusion of safety in the believe that it is not "actually" happening. The seemingly watercolored backgrounds almost give a sense of unrolling an old silk story scroll and the animation is just enough to bring it to life.
In the end, I'm left depressed and a bit uncomfortable with the humanity of it all. Koshiro, the male lead, is a man who has truly hit rock bottom. He has reached the point where he's so indifferent to the people around him that he even treats his (ex)girlfriend like a stranger. Yet, for a moment, the bright eyes of a young girl help him to see that it is actually spring time. Problem being; it's those same eyes that lead to a much greater downfall in the story to come.
More often than not, it's stories like this that make me appreciate Japanese Animation so much. Through simplistic artwork a subtle characters comes an emotional intensity that can't be matched by any level of violence or noise that the mainsream often delivers.Read more ›
I thougth it will be wrong and disturbing.
yet when you sit down and watch it, it is amaxingly done. I dont feel creeped out by it, your heart wrenches for the characters.
I think Koshiro is one of the best ,and most realalistic anime charcters I have seen written in a very long time.
Shortly after watching the first DVD I had to run out and buy the other 2, cause I needed to know what happened.
it is sad, and involved.
I have found it difficult to try to bring new watchers into this series. I try to go into the the general plot and people ugh our sick. but it isnt like that.
I doubt this helped had a review , but trust me it is worth at least one veiwing.
it is a well done anime.
This anime is world class, very realistic stuff (at least in the case of koshiro's character). For anyone who really wants to understand some of the complex dynamics and feelings of what having siblings is like this series is a must. For I think anyone mature who's open minded and has always wanted to understand or explore those `strange' and `weird' more-then-just-siblings feelings moments in their childhood, it will most likely be enjoyable analysis and social commentary on how non-disgusting genuine love between two people is, who just by fate happen to be related to one another grow to love one another. This is simply a must see for all mature brothers and sisters (who know who they are) who've struggled with similar more-then-sibling feelings at times, even if fleetingly for but a moment.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An anime based on the idea of a 27 year old man falling in love with a 15 year old that also happens to be his sister. Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by maskedgamer
Well, when I bought this item I hadn't read the whole description. I only read a little bit and all I saw was 27 year old guy breaks up with girlfriend and falls in love with 15... Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by Joshua M. Brooks
I've watched all three volumes of this anime for the second time, and I must say it's for not just the Serious Anime fan, but for anyone who is a lover of fine drama, because... Read morePublished on January 31, 2010 by Michael R. Smith
Koi Kaze is a charming, unsettling and poignant anime about an unusual brother/sister relationship. The main character, Koshiro, has a much younger sister (he's 27, she's 15) whom... Read morePublished on July 14, 2009 by Sacred Dust
Koi Kaze Vol. 1... whew a very unexpected story. I first heard about it while researching Patrick Seitz works. He was most famous for this one. Read morePublished on September 11, 2008 by Carol Nichols
I can not believe the positive reviews on this anime. The very thought of older men lusting after their HS age sisters should have stopped me after the 1st episode, but I was... Read morePublished on March 25, 2008 by Amazon Customer
Wow. That is really the only way to describe what watching this anime is like. It was extremely morally confusing to watch, that's for sure. Read morePublished on March 10, 2007 by zeppo
While I know the basic premise of this series (an estranged brother and sister falling in love. Oh and it is important to mention that he is 27 and she is 15... Read morePublished on November 21, 2006 by Amazon Customer
Koi Kaze is not just an anime. It's a real peace of art. I saw it without any foreknowledge of its plot, thus what I saw was so unexpected, desturbing, touching, tragic and... Read morePublished on February 28, 2006 by Chingiz