Ranked #3261

Mizugumo Monmon

Alternative Titles

English: Water Spider Monmon
Japanese: 水グモもんもん


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2006
Producers: Studio Ghibli
Source: Unknown
Genres: Fantasy, Kids, Romance
Duration: 15 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
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The short film's main character is a water spider who seems to have fallen in love with a water strider. Though she is scared of him at first, the water strider soon gets used to the presence of the spider.

(Source: Wikipedia)


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Characters & Voice Actors



Miyazaki, Hayao
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Script
Yonebayashi, Hiromasa
Yonebayashi, Hiromasa
Key Animation
Yasuda, Michiyo
Yasuda, Michiyo
Color Design

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Jan 3, 2009
Monmon is one of six anime films shown only in the Ghibli Museum's Saturn Theatre. It's just a short film animated by Studio Ghibli. I'm probably one the few people on MAL who's seen this. According to wikipedia each month the museum will show a different one of these six films. So to see them all you'd have to be in Japan for six months and go to the museum once a month. The only other other option is to watch a crappy recording from inside the theatre. There are some on youtube, but I don't know if they show the entire animation.

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Feb 25, 2013
I really enjoyed this short film and it's such a pity that not a lot of people are able to see it. The music was amazing and as always even though the storyline was not sad, my eyes teared up. Highly recommend to watch this one while in Japan :)
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Apr 18, 2013
I saw this several years ago when I visited the Ghibli Museum and, as another reviewer said, it really is a shame that it isn't available to more people because it's so beautiful. The music was lovely and, since it's Ghibli, the animation was gorgeous as well. Such a sweet story but also bittersweet. I would go back to the museum solely for the purpose of seeing this again (I loved it so much)! If you're lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit the museum I hope you're able to see it.
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