Ranked #2886

Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Mori wa Ikiteiru

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Twelve Months, The Forest is Alive
Japanese: 森は生きている


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 15, 1980
Producers: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
Rating: PG - Children
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Twelve Months is the story of an orphaned girl named Anya. When a spoiled princess, who is also orphaned, sees a picture of a Galanthus, she immediately wants one. However, the Galanthus only blooms in spring, in the month of April. It is New Year's Eve and there was no way that such a flower can be found in the middle of the winter. The princess offers a basket of gold to anyone who can bring her a bag of Galanthus.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi


Ito, Michihiro
Ito, Michihiro
Sound Director
Yabuki, Kimio
Yabuki, Kimio
Original Creator
Matsumoto, Kenji
Matsumoto, Kenji
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Anime: Andersen Douwa Ningyo Hime
This is also part of the World Children's Classics series along with the aforementioned adaptation of Swan Lake, so the art style will be similar or of the same high quality. Also, this is one of the most beautiful children's stories I've ever seen adapted.

Similar to World Masterpiece Theatre films (Anne of Green Gables/Heidi/et cetera) & Belle & Sebastian.  
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