Review of 'Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek'

kakurenbo.jpg A twisted and deadly game of hide and seek set in an abandoned city where only kids can play. Wearing cat masks the children enter the game and are pursued and consumed by demons. A chilling secret awaits them all…

The main draw to this movie for me was the fact that the director had previously worked on one of the short films in “Short Peace” (which I had really enjoyed). The animation is amazing and the story is very well done, albeit the fact this is essentially a chase movie. Though billed as “horror” I am not entirely sure that applies but it certainly has horrific elements to it.

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2015-08-02

Directed by: Shuhei Morita

Studio: CoMix Wave Films

Year: 2005

Length: 24 minutes

Genre: Japanese Animation

Other reviewed films by Hiroaki Ando, Hajime Katoki, Shuhei Morita and Katsuhiro Otomo: