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Shiyo left the Japanese American Concentration Camps a long time ago. Or so she thought. Faced with questions from a curious grandson, Shiyo's world becomes both what had happened and what was wanted. Past and present become one landscape for this anime adventure as enemies are revealed, companions are found, trauma is unpacked, and what was only thought becomes (un)spoken word.
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Character Information

  • YOUNG SHIYOKO
    10-12,
    Japanese American
    ,
    Cis female
    Nissei. Creative and strong. Shoujo Magical Girl qualities. Hopeful to a degree. Japanese American.
  • OLD SHIYOKO
    60s-80s,
    Japanese American
    ,
    Cis female
    Nissei. Strong-willed. Carries with her a wide range of experiences and opinions. Japanese American.
  • GRANDSON
    15-20,
    Japanese American
    ,
    Cis male
    Yonsei. Pursus knowledge from the previous generations. Naive and, at times, daring. Japanese American.
  • TANUKI
    Timeless,
    Japanese American
    ,
    Cis male
    A scrappy yokai focused on surviving. Comedic. Drunk. Anime Sidekick. Japanese American.
  • THE CACTUS
    Two (in plant years),
    Japanese American
    ,
    Any but female is preferred
    Joins SHIYOKO to save TANUKI. Comedic. Anime Sidekick. Japanese American.
  • THE RATTLESNAKE / UWABAMI
    unknown,
    Unknown
    ,
    Unknown
    Shakes its tail to sound like washing rice. Enemy. Was once a yokai like TANUKI, but shed too many skins. Not much is known about this monster.
  • MRS. SUWA
    30s-40s,
    Japanese American
    ,
    Cis female
    Issei. Japanese American. Sometimes a Cardboard Cutout.
  • MR. SUWA
    30s-50s,
    Japanese American
    ,
    Cis male
    Issei. Sometimes a cardboard cutout. Japanese American.
  • THE GUARD
    15-25,
    Caucasian
    ,
    Cis male
    Guard of the camp. Ensures that nobody leaves. Wears a Grecian Mask. His talk is always muffled so he relies on gestures/miming.

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