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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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Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.451 (scored by 45444,544 users)
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Ranked: #62802
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Popularity: #5639
Members: 8,070
Favorites: 5

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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
Director, Script
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director


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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
Jun 6, 2019
Alufei (All reviews)
Buta, a wealthy boy is separated from his family and is captured for his treasure. Through some silly occurrences, a samurai working with the pirates were forced to make a deal with the said kid to retrieve a treasure map.

Similar to Sword of the Stranger in terms of the relationship between boy and samurai fighting off against their fate but with Human like Animal Characters. Potential is there but for me there just isn't much to go on in terms of the overall message.

Seems mixed in theme but what can you do with just 24 minutes for a story like that. In terms read more

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