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Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko


Alternative Titles

English: Pom Poko
Japanese: 平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 13, 1994
Source: Original
Genres: Kids
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.431 (scored by 18,529 users)
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Ranked: #17822
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Popularity: #1433
Members: 30,291
Favorites: 88
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Synopsis

Faced with the destruction of their habitat due to the growth of Tokyo, a group of tanuki try to defend their homes. They decide to use their transforming talents to try to hold back the new development. Two of them, especially skilled at transforming, are sent to Shikoku to enlist the help of three sages. Meanwhile, the rest of them do their best to disrupt the construction site, at first causing accidents, and then actually haunting the site. However, the humans are very persistent, and soon the tanuki are forced to use more and more extreme measures to save their home.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shoukichi
Shoukichi
Main
Nonomura, Makoto
Japanese
Nonomura, Makoto
Okiyo
Okiyo
Main
Ishida, Yuriko
Japanese
Ishida, Yuriko
Tamasaburou
Tamasaburou
Supporting
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese
Kamiya, Akira
Tsurugame
Tsurugame
Supporting
 

Staff

Otsuka, Masahiko
Otsuka, Masahiko
Co-Director
Suzuki, Toshio
Suzuki, Toshio
Producer
Takahata, Isao
Takahata, Isao
Director, Original Creator
Urakami, Yasuo
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director

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"Itsu demo Dare ka ga (いつでも誰かが; Always, someone is...)" by Shang Shang Typhoon



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Origami_Cyclone
Jun 9, 2010
Pom Poko is one of my favorite anime movies, although that's not to say it's a perfect movie. The documentary-style opening , complete with uninspired narration, will lull most people into a false sense of security before the second half. If you can stay awake for the second half, prepare to be blown away.
The Tanuki's transformation prowess here makes for some of the of the most imaginative and unrestrained animation I've ever seen. A careful eye will notice Kiki, Totoro, Porco Rosso, and Galaxy Express 999 during the parade sequence. The tanuki themselves fluidly turn without restraint into hyperrealistic, humanistic, and charicature forms. read more
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morningblue
Sep 18, 2008
Quite possibly the most disappointing Ghibli work I've ever seen, and certainly the worst film they've ever done. Between the mean-spirited cast and heavy handed messages about not destroying the environment that even makes Captain Planet look subtle, it seems to want to make audience feel bad instead of entertain them. Because that's what people go to a move theater to see...a lecture by animated tanuki about not screwing up their world. It doesn't help that Pom Poko is too risque for kids (with the transformations involving tanuiki testicles and all), but is too childish for adults. It really doesn't satisfy anyone..unless you happen to read more
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Morticon
Dec 31, 2008
Another Studio Ghibli masterpiece, and produced by anime genius Hayao Miyazaki, Pom Poko brings something new to the table: Animals who, instead of fleeing from the deforestation that threatens them, choose to resort to a different method by turning the tables on the humans that shamelessly and thoughtlessly tear away at their homes. Based on the Japanese Tanuki folklore, many of the raccoons featured in Pom Poko have magical shape shifting powers, some a little more rusty than others. These creatures begin to notice their food and shelter becoming scarce after the invasion of their land by the crew of new housing construction, and must read more
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JTurner
May 23, 2009
Fans who remember Isao Takahata best for his relentless tearjerker, "Grave of the Fireflies", could very well react with surprise and shock upon viewing "Pom Poko". This lavishly animated tale about raccoons battling for their homeland (which was the biggest hit of 1994 in Japan) isn't so much a heartwrenching tragedy as it is an interesting amalgam of humor, drama, and action--all delivered in a way that is daringly original for animation. At times, the viewer gets treated to scenes which recall the one-two-three emotional punch of "Grave of the Fireflies", but even though the tone of the movie is somber, a handful of lighthearted read more
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