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Ihatov Gensou: Kenji no Haru

Alternative Titles

English: Spring and Chaos
Synonyms: Kenji's Spring
Japanese: イーハトーブ幻想 Kenjiの春


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 14, 1996
Producers: Group TAC
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 57 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.431 (scored by 1,291 users)
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Ranked: #17742
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Popularity: #4283
Members: 3,333
Favorites: 19
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A unique biographical sketch of the life of the great modern Japanese poet Kenji Miyazawa, Spring and Chaos is a highly stylized and intense film that draws on Miyazawa's writing techniques to tell his life story. Miyazawa often used animals as the main characters in his stories and poems, and it is this technique that allows director Shoji Kawamori to recreate Miyazawa's fanciful land of Ihatov and use it as the backdrop for Miyazawa's life. Beautiful and affecting, Spring and Chaos is a fitting tribute to one of Japan's greatest writers.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Miyazawa, Kenji
Miyazawa, Kenji
Sano, Shirou
Sano, Shirou
Miyazawa, Toshi
Miyazawa, Toshi
Hosaka, Kanai
Hosaka, Kanai


Kawamori, Shoji
Kawamori, Shoji
Director, Screenplay
Sato, Hidekazu
Sato, Hidekazu
Director, Episode Director
Gounod, Charles
Gounod, Charles
Theme Song Composition
van Beethoven, Ludwig
van Beethoven, Ludwig

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Jul 11, 2010
I came across this movie whilst searching around and I needed something to watch so I thought I'd give it a try. It's not very long, barely and hour but for such a short movie that would seem to be a child's animation, I was very impressed. I of course watched the dubbed version - it wouldn't have mattered to me - and though the voice acting was a bit shaky, it didn't take away from the actual story. I was very impressed by it's mix of CGI renders and animation, the effects taken on during one scenes left me speechless.

This movie really isn't read more
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Mar 29, 2013
A truly unique and enjoyable anime.It tells the story of rich businessman son: Kenji Miyazawa who tries to find deeper meaning to life and his place among society. As the son of a rich businessman it would be easy to undertake the role of the family business and live in relative comfort and splendor.But kenji yearns for adventure and so tries his hand at different jobs to see if he can find any answers to life.

The main character Kenji Miyazawa is a bit of an oddball,his idealistic view of life and carefree attitude is a point of contention between him and his father and read more
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