Tibet Inu Monogatari

The Tibetan Dog

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Synonyms: Tibetan Dog Story
Japanese: チベット犬物語
English: The Tibetan Dog
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 6, 2011
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.231 (scored by 23372,337 users)
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Ranked: #30902
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Popularity: #7516
Members: 6,881
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After the death of his mother, Tenzin decided to leave town to live with his father in the Tibetan grasslands. Life is tough at first, until one day the young man witnesses a fight between Tibetan guard dogs and a dog with golden hairs outside the pack.


Winner of the Platinum Grand Prize during the 2012 Future Film Festival, held in Italy.

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Kojima, Masayuki
Shimizu, Youji
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Theme Song Performance
Urasawa, Naoki
Original Character Design


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"ECHOES" by alan


Jun 26, 2020
Tibet Inu Monogatari is a Madhouse film from 2011. Yes, Madhouse. The studio that can make things as good as Rainbow and Monster but also things as rubbish as anime X-men or Highschool of the Dead. I never know what to expect from them just because their quality does vary so greatly that I can honestly say they've made some of the best and some of the worst anime I've ever seen. 


Our narrative opens with a youngster named Tianjin being moved up to the mountains of Tibet as his mother just passed and that's where his father is. He quickly forms a bond with a golden-furred ...
Apr 4, 2020
EDIT: This is an older review and my reviewing skills were pretty meh back then so take this with a grain of salt

I was interested in this movie since I am a Tibetan myself, so I watched it with my family yesterday.

Story: 7/10
Nothing really new, just the same tale of a lad meeting a dog that changes his life. It was interesting that there was a "devil" killing many people though

Art: 8/10
The art style reminds me of a Ghibli film. It's charming and approachable. I also really think the landscapes were especially well designed

Aug 31, 2019
Story takes place in Tibet, where we follow the young boy Tenzin who is going to live with his dad in a shepherd village. The sound was pretty decent, nothing to special in my opinion.

Now onto the story, overall it was a pretty realistic story, we got a bond between a dog and Tenzin. Halfway through the movie the realism slowly fades away as the big evil appears, without having any purpose for being evil. The setup for certain things were great, such as showing the strained relation between Tenzin and his dad, but we never delved much into these as they are either ...

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