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Miyori no Mori

Miyori no Mori

Alternative Titles

English: Miyori's Forest
Japanese: ミヨリの森

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 25, 2007
Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.091 (scored by 1956 users)
Ranked: #28862
Popularity: #3206
Members: 5,011
Favorites: 8
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Synopsis

After being deserted by her parents, 11-year-old Miyori shuts her heart from the rest of the world and denies any form of human relationships. She was entrusted in the care of her grandmother who lives near a forest. Miyori will take a walk in the forest where she felt a strong sense of loneliness in the forest which seems to have nothing. However, she soon encounters unbelievable things and gradually realizes that the forest is more than what it seems...

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mashima, Miyori
Mashima, Miyori
Main
Aoi, Yuu
Japanese
Aoi, Yuu
Nagizari, Fuukurin
Nagizari, Fuukurin
Supporting
Nagasako, Takashi
Japanese
Nagasako, Takashi
Kanoko
Kanoko
Supporting
Amano, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Amano, Hiroyuki
Ipponzakura no Sei
Ipponzakura no Sei
Supporting
Hajime, Chitose
Japanese
Hajime, Chitose

Staff

Yamamoto, Nizou
Yamamoto, Nizou
Director, Storyboard
Hajime, Chitose
Hajime, Chitose
Theme Song Performance
Haketa, Takefumi
Haketa, Takefumi
Music
Okudera, Satoko
Okudera, Satoko
Screenplay

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Miyori no Mori (ミヨリの森)" by Chitose Hajime



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Archaeon
Nov 3, 2009 5:55 PM
When one looks back one the history of anime in the West, it's easy to see the progression from the initial "cartoons are for kids" perception to it's current position as a viable storytelling medium. It's only natural then that both anime and manga have begun to creep in to our everyday lives, from modern "cartoons" for children, to games, advertising, even quiz show questions. The influence of anime and manga is literally all around us, every day. However, like anything in life, both anime and manga are also susceptible to influences as well, and Miyori no Mori is one of the few titles that read more
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deralte
Mar 25, 2009 9:01 PM
Miyori no Mori is a rather straight forward story about a girl accepting her place in the world and saving the forest she's grown to love. There's a strong environmental message that reminds me of Ghibli films like Pom Poko and Mononoke Hime. While the spirits and demons bring to mind things like Tonari no Totoro or Natsume Yuujinchou. It really succeeds with its' imagery - classic scenes of thatched houses or dragons or witches are used to evoke a nostalgia and wonder.

In short, if you enjoy Ghibli films or relaxing stories about demons and spirits in Japan, than you'll like this film. The read more
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IceWolf
Jul 3, 2008 1:38 PM
It is an amazing story about a girl named Miyori and the forest she becomes involved with. The story takes place in a countryside village and the forest right next to it. And throughout the story, Miyori matures quite a lot as she realizes that she is not alone at all.
The soundtrack is enthralling and suits there really well. It drags you even deeper into the story and makes it more believable.
The animation is also a success and all the environments are really beautiful. Each character is very unique.
I enjoyed every last second of this anime. It is touching and gives a good feeling.
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Recommendations

Anime: Momo e no Tegami
Both are summer stories taking place in the Japanese countryside centering a young girl with the ability to speak with spirits and both are really lighthearted and touching. 
reportRecommended by Tunatabi
Anime: Mononoke Hime
The importance of the natural environment are major themes of both these works, although Miyori no Mori carries more of a fairytale and child-friendly ambience about it. 
reportRecommended by puedjies
Anime: Tonari no Totoro
In both "Miyori no Mori" and "My Neighbor Totoro" there is a child who wanders into the forest and meets the spirits in there. 
reportRecommended by IceWolf
Anime: Tatsu no Ko Tarou
Both involve magical spirits and creatures natives from japanese culture and a child who needs to understand and learn the importance of their people and lands, which they need to save from the threats of malicious humans and selfish creatures. 
reportRecommended by saiyagok
Anime: Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko
Both involve shapeshifters trying to scare humans so they will stop them from destroying their forest. 
reportRecommended by Deer50
Anime: Seirei no Moribito
I don't make this recommendation because the stories or characters in these two anime are alike, because they aren't.

However, anyone who liked the beautiful, eastern landscapes and forests of one of these titles, will enjoy watching that of the other. It's obvious that quite a lot of effort was put in creating these settings and making them look appealing.

The existence of spirits is taken for granted in both these series also, which goes well with the forest-theme.  
reportRecommended by Blanchette

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