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Miyori no Mori

Miyori no Mori

Alternative Titles

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


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


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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...

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Adaptation: Miyori no Mori

Characters & Voice Actors

Mashima, Miyori
Mashima, Miyori
Aoi, Yuu
Aoi, Yuu
Numata, Yusuke
Numata, Yusuke
Tsuji, Shinpachi
Tsuji, Shinpachi
Ichihara, Etsuko
Ichihara, Etsuko


Yamamoto, Nizou
Director, Storyboard
Hajime, Chitose
Theme Song Performance
Oohashi, Manabu
Key Animation
Okudera, Satoko

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Nov 3, 2009
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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Mar 25, 2009
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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Jul 3, 2008
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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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 Lokototo
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
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
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
Both involve shapeshifters trying to scare humans so they will stop them from destroying their forest. 
reportRecommended by Deer50
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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Ending Theme

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

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