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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 5, 2012
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Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.481 (scored by 4,171 users)
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Ranked: #60342
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Popularity: #4697
Members: 7,165
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Buta the sword for hire is recruited by the Tufugu Pirates on their voyage to seek a stockpile of treasure. On board he discovers the child Kitsune locked away below deck. After some misunderstandings and with the promise of more money, the two of them go on their own adventure.

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Dec 30, 2016
Jargle (All reviews)
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. read more
Mar 23, 2013
5camp (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 5, 2017
angelsreview (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 27, 2016
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate of 7
seen via english subtitles

The characters are furies not humans. A warm heart tale about pirates. Even though this movie was comedy based some of the actions made were not bright. For example, say you have guns and you were robbed are you going to rant or shoot? Especially if they are within shooting range.

The random luck usage was crazy. I have a problem oh wait here is a solution to help me out.

The message i got from this was money buys. Not quite the message i would want kids to get. Yes, money is needed to live but to portray money in a read more


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