Today has been an emotional ride for me and then to add this days topic has made it even worse. It is enough that I think about this anime to make me cry. The whole anime is so incredibly sad but the two last episodes are so heartbreaking I become a little puddle everytime I watch it.
The anime is Hybrid Child. It’s an OVA in four episodes based on a manga by Nakamura, Shungiku.
The hybrid child is an android that can grow if it is loved by it’s owner. The two first stories are about the bond between the human and the child and how the love, and the lack of love, affects the relationship and the feelings they have. The last story describes the puppet master, the man who invented the puppet, and why. How he made the child as an image of his first love. His only love. The love he lost.
This is so stupid because I get so emotional just thinking about it. So this post is probably just a big of a mess as I am.
Kuroda, the puppet master, and his love Tsukishima is in the army, Tsukishima as a leader. The war they fight is lost and to save the clan from disgrace Tsukishima agrees to commit harakiri. When Kuroda hears that he rushes to be at Tsukishima’s side where he confesses his feelings. They get one night together and then, the morning after, when Kuroda wakes up Tsukishima is gone.
I know, this is another boys love but it is well worth a look. It’s a beautiful, tragic anime about love and feelings.