Sisters Ume-san and Kame-san are notorious pack rats. Living in the same house all their lives, daily jaunts to the neighborhood garbage cans have resulted in an overflowing mound of "treasures." Carefully cataloging and illustrating each find, the siblings keep an in-depth inventory over their landfill of a home. When they stumble upon a basket of red yarn, they fail to take into consideration what's attached to the other end. It's Aonamishi, a spectral girl who uses the material to endlessly knit a bulky sweater dress. Upon finishing, she cries about how horrible the outfit is and begins the process all over again. Day and night, week after week, the sisters are tormented by the child. It forces them into a desperate situation. They either change their habits from decades past, or suffer Aonamishi's banshee wails.
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Irresponsible Mom (You) scams her way into a no-young-kids-allowed apartment building by pretending that 12-year-old Akira (Yuuya Yagira) is her only child. Once inside, two other children, daughter Yuki (Momoko Shimizu) and son Shigeru (Heie Kimura) pop out of the suitcases in which they've been hiding. Another daughter, Kyoko (Ayu Kitaura), sneaks in later.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
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