Ranked #1522

Tibet Inu Monogatari

Alternative Titles

English: The Tibetan Dog
Synonyms: Tibetan Dog Story
Japanese: チベット犬物語


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 6, 2011
Producers: Madhouse
Source: Unknown
Genres: Adventure
Duration: 1 hr. 27 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
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Score: 7.501 (scored by 861 users)
Ranked: #15222
Popularity: #4708
Members: 2,092
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After the death of his mother, Tenzin decided to leave town to live with his father in the Tibetan grasslands. Life is tough at first, until one day the young man witnesses a fight between Tibetan guard dogs and a dog with golden hairs outside the pack.


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Kojima, Masayuki
Kojima, Masayuki
Shimizu, Youji
Shimizu, Youji
Sound Director
Urasawa, Naoki
Urasawa, Naoki
Original Character Design
Ikeda, Yuuji
Ikeda, Yuuji
Art Director

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May 1, 2012
The story of the Tibetan "big ferocious dog", is a touching little ditty about a boy relocating to Tibet to live with his father after his mother has died. Here he forges multiple relationships; the central relationship being one with a golden furred Tibetan 'Mastiff'. As the story is slow moving, I would spoil the joy of watching this movie if I explained the story any further.
Animation in this anime is pretty good. Movements of animals, movement of humans, is very fluid and manages to be very impressive. Artwork of landscapes is- while being a hyperbole in the fact that it's more productive and green read more
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Mar 4, 2012
A new take on the classic "boy and dog" relationship. This is a must see for any animal lover or for anyone looking for a beautiful story. If you're not already, you'll fall in love with the Tibetan Mastiff.

For anime the setting is original as takes place in the mountains of Tibet. The PLOT is engaging as it follows a young boy who moves to the Tibetan countryside following the death of his mother. As he struggles to fit in to his new way of life and the relationship with his father he befriends a mountain dog. ART, The landscapes of Tibet are beautifully read more
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Anime: Jungle Taitei (1997)
A children's anime animal movie. Though not the same species , both movies have animals who are trying to work together with humans. They share adventure and drama and action.  
reportRecommended by flowereypanda
Anime: Kouya no Yobigoe: Hoero Buck
Tibet Inu Monogatari is a movie that has a dog as the main attraction. Call of the Wild also has this feature but in this more prominence is given to the dog yet. The two stories are nuanced rather sad, Tibet Inu Monogatari in the end and Call of the Wild during frame.
Furthermore both must overcome some difficulties and harshness. 
reportRecommended by SunWukung
Anime: Sougen no Ko Tenguri
Both stories revolve around a young boy in Tibet as he grows to love a natural Tibetian animal which allows him to grow into a man (metaphorically). While the lad in Inu Monogatari doesn't love his home initially, he grows to appreciate the simple way of life there as the dog teaches him courage. In Tenguri, the lad loves his home but doesn't love the simple way of life which would cost him the life of his dear yak. Luckily, the yak teaches him a very valuable skill that will forever shape the Tibetian people. If you want a heart-warming series about the simple way  read more 
reportRecommended by lanblade
Anime: Kemono no Souja Erin
Both are about a bond between animals/beasts and humans (KnSE shows more of it). Both children lose one parent.  
reportRecommended by barring
Anime: Flanders no Inu (Movie)
These stories about friendship of person and dog, their fidelity and mutual aid. 
reportRecommended by polyasha
Anime: Daisetsusan no Yuusha Kibaou
Both movies talk about a wild animal that been raised by humans, the hero in Tibet Inu Monogatari is Douji; a dog with golden hair ,and in Daisetsusan no Yuusha Kibaou is Fang; a brown wolf. Both of those animals' human families had been killed by a giant monster. The way both of Douji, Fang, and their friends from the same tribe fought the evil creature is almost alike. beside both movies show how dogs are loyal to their owners.  
reportRecommended by Krad-sama

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