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Synonyms: Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2011 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2011
Japanese: BUTA


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 5, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.411 (scored by 48234,823 users)
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Ranked: #68002
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Popularity: #6375
Members: 8,698
Favorites: 7

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A few days before Fox officially inherits the treasured heirloom in his family—a mysterious map, the Tufugu Pirates storm into his house and kidnap him, taking the strange map with them.

Buta, a powerful mercenary, is hired by shady characters to help them seek the treasure. In a stroke of great luck, Buta and Fox meet in the underbelly of a pirate ship. Will Fox be able to convince Buta to save him, or will the fabled treasure fall into the hands of crooks?

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Tomonaga, Kazuhide
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Kikuta, Hiromi
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Hirota, Mitsutaka
Kurahashi, Shizuo
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Dec 30, 2016
I don't get why everyone associates this one-off as a furry anime. Have none of you seen Ducktales, Rescue Rangers, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Looney Tunes, or Tom and Jerry??? They are anthropomorphic animals. Big deal. It didn't focus on anything sexual or anything related to furries. It just so happened that all of the characters were animals.
I really liked this one-off. I wish they would have made a series for it because I enjoyed the characters and wanted them to develop more. I was engaged in the story even though there wasn't really much to go off of. The animation is enjoyable as well. ...
Mar 23, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Young Animator Training Project/Anime Mirai short reviews: Part 5/12

Buta is a story about a lone samurai guy helping a kid find some lost treasure. Except the samurai is a pig. And the boy is a fox.

Yes, all the characters in Buta are anthropomorphised animals. Anthropomorphisation does have narrative purpose beyond trying to appeal to furries. Sometimes it’s about grafting these animal traits onto human characters to emphasise that characteristic. Sometimes it’s about distancing us from the reality of events so we’re able to take a step back from the reality and spend more time analyzing the symbolism which is the reason why Night on ...
Jan 5, 2017
Mixed Feelings
So this was a very short little movie about a sword for hire and his interesting adventure with a small Kitsune. The story is very simple, wealthy family gets attacked by pirates for an item they have and one of the children is taken away, only wanting to get the item back and get a little revenge for what had happened. Along the way, he hires a sword for hire to help him. The reason I didn’t start out with the sword for hire, Buta, was because the show doesn’t start out with him and yet both characters seem to take on the feeling of ...

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Eudaimonia - Apr 3, 2012
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