Modest Heroes

Chiisana Eiyuu: Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen

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Modest Heroes will consist of three shorts by three different directors: "Kanini & Kanino" ("Kanini to Kanino") by Hiromasa Yonebayashi will be a 15-minute fantasy adventure story of two crab siblings, and will be long. "Life Ain't Gonna Lose" ("Samurai Egg") by Yoshiyuki Momose will be a 15-minute "human drama" showing the love between a mother and a boy. "Invisible" ("Tōmei Ningen") by Akihiko Yamashita will be a 14-minute "action spectacle" that centers on the lonely struggle of one invisible man. Studio Ponoc describes the shorts as "tales of modest heroes of our times." (Source: ANN, edited)

User Rating: 4.2 ( 2 votes)


English: Modest Heroes
Japanese: ちいさな英雄-カニとタマゴと透明人間-
Type: Movie
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 24, 2018
Producers: Dentsu, Toho, Nippon Television Network
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ponoc
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Duration: 18 min per ep
Rating: G – All Ages
Resolution: 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Yoshiaki Nishimura – Producer
Yoshiyuki Momose – Director, Script
Akihiko Yamashita – Director, Script
Hiromasa Yonebayashi – Director, Script
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Studio Ponoc captures subtle aspects about life with stunning visuals & trusts kid’s ability to understand without dumbing the stories down.


I think “Invisible Human” was my favorite of the three, but I loved all of them. “Kani and Kanino” could’ve made the crabs more crab-like.


Cute and gorgeous! All three stories were animated to perfection! Unique and clever takes on everyday things we tend to take for granted


3 very different shorts that each handle their own themes but are all gorgeously animated. Give it a shot. Personal ranking would be 2>3>1


The first is bad. The second is meh but has some really retarded things that happen in it. The third is awful and insulting.


3 short stories with beautiful animation and engaging storytelling, ‘Invisible’ was a clear favorite however all 3 shorts are stunning


3 very different stories with the same underlying theme. The Invisible Man was by far my fave, but all 3 have A+ animation, worth a watch!



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