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Genre : Animation
No.of Episodes : 6
Duration : 15min
Production Year : 1998

© Tomomasa Takuma, Hideo Kato / Mediaworks, Pony Canyon 1998

INTRODUCTION / SYNOPSIS

The animation of agvery ordinaryhyet gvery specialhoriginal novel.

Even in the light novelgenre,glooking up at the half-moonh is notable forits unique approach.
lt doesnft utilizeany of the marketing ploys often found in other works, such asgSFh orgFantasyh.
Then what is the objective of animating this work?
The answer lies in itstheme oPDaily Life confronting Death".
The heroineC Rica, suffers from a heart condition and grapples with her inevitable death while the prota9onist,Yuichi,watches overher.
The two meanderthrough each day, searching for the path they are meant to walk.0ne nightC they escape from the hospital and Rica proclaims to Yuichi that she is gready to 90 ahead with the surgeryjf That she isgready to diehc ltis a portrayal of Rica and Yuichifsflux of emotions.The people around them weave a tale of human drama. Theirgordinaryh hospital lifebecomes an gextraordinaryh drama.
This is the primary objective of4animating this story ˆêˆê Yuichi and YukafsgGraffitiof True Loveh.

Prologue
Yuichi is unexpectedly hospitalized for hepatitis at Wakaba Hospital in the winter of his junioryear in high school. As he recovers,Yuichi constantly escapes from his hospjtal room and is scolded daily by Nurse Akiko. Then one day, Yuichi meets RicaC a girl his ageC who is hospitalized in the adjoining win9CHe is instantly attracted to the beautiful RicaC but discovers she is insufferably spoiled.
Yuichi is confused by her unreasonable behaviorCbut is drawn to her nevertheless.But when Rica confides in Yuichi about her illnessChe understands the reason for her willfulbehaviorl@Rica doesn't have long to livec

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