“Gisoku no Moses”, a delightful anime short inspired by Gene Kelly

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 9.22.14 PMLeave it to Japan to combine a catchy Gene Kelly tap-dance number from “Singing in the Rain” with a cute anime ghost girl, to create one of the sweetest, cutest anime shorts I’ve seen to date. A lot of the world seems to agree, since the YouTube video is now over 300,000 views, and the comments section is filled with all kinds of languages from fans.

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 9.27.01 PMThe anime short starts off with a lonely, sad ghost girl, who happens to hear two haunted tap shoes singing and dancing to “Moses Supposes” from “Singing in the Rain.”

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She’s hesitant at first, but soon she starts trying to dance with them, and as the song goes on she breaks into a tap-dance routine just like Gene Kelly’s. It’s kind of bittersweet, as the shoes lose their movement, but in the closing we see a shopkeeper (Named Mose!) watching the ghost girl looking at a sign in his window for “Singing in the Rain”, and the last scene shows them in a theater where she’s enjoying “Singing in the Rain” with the shopkeeper!

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 9.31.43 PMThis is one to really enjoy!

(Update: I didn’t know this before but the other singer and dancer you hear is Donald O’Conner!)

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3 Responses to “Gisoku no Moses”, a delightful anime short inspired by Gene Kelly

  1. JohnTheBasilisk says:

    This popped up on iFunny with a different song playing, so I looked for the original. Was not disappointed. Can’t go wrong with Gene Kelly, and the Wholesome levels are off the charts with this video. I’ll probably watch this another million times throughout my life, its just that adorable and wholesome.

    • miketiger54 says:

      I also found this on iFunny and hearing about this touched my heart to see the creativity someone has. Turning the most life altering depressing moment in their eyes to a sweet heart warming animation, not asking for an acceptance from the world but a gift that won’t be received nor seen for the one that mattered most. That, that’s what makes this short the most amazing video, and for the creator who may not hear this no awards, no amounts of gifts would portray the level of sympathy and love I have to your talent, your video and your loved one “Like the sun’s tear shattered on stone- Pavel Friedmann”

    • Captain Nerd says:

      I agree, this is the kind of video to watch when you’re feeling a little down. I’m glad Youtube hasn’t deleted it yet, they’re not that heartless yet!

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