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Guskou Budori no Denki (2012)

Alternative Titles

English: The Life of Budori Gusuko
Synonyms: Gusukobudori no Denki, Biography of Gusuko Budori, The Life of Guskou Budori
Japanese: グスコーブドリの伝記


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2012
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.351 (scored by 1,029 users)
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Ranked: #57432
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Popularity: #4818
Members: 2,891
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The fairy tale follows a young man named Guskou in the Tohoku forests of northeastern Japan in the 1920s. After an onslaught of droughts and natural disasters, Guskou is forced to leave his home and search for a better life elsewhere. Guskou joins a group of scientists at the Ihatov Volcano Department, which deals with the same natural disasters that drove Guskou from his home.

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Oguri, Shun
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Kutsuna, Shiori
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Sugii, Gisaburou
Sugii, Gisaburou
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Miyazawa, Kenji
Miyazawa, Kenji
Original Creator
Komatsu, Ryota
Komatsu, Ryota
Masumura, Hiroshi
Masumura, Hiroshi
Original Character Design

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"Umarekuru Kodomo-tachi no Tameni (生まれ来る子供たちのために)" by Off Course

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Mar 19, 2013
Kenji Miyazawa is known for writing children's books and it shows here. This is basically a movie for children, only a bit more challenging.

It's mostly apparent in the main character, Budori. He would be an ideal role model for a child: caring for his family, studying diligently, even WANTING to study, working hard and persevering no matter what. Making a heroic decision in the end only tops it off.

Except he isn't. He shows no attachment to literally anyone but his little sister. Not even his parents, let alone his employers and teachers. Earlier I wrote that he cares for his family - well, technically, he read more
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Apr 4, 2013
This movie wasn't exactly what I expected.

In a nutshell, the movie is a slow paced slice of life film of a boy who after a tough childhood is forced to venture out into the world and find his place.

A story that has been done many times before, sometimes done very well and some times not so much. This movie is for me a bit of both.

The main character Budori, I found to be a bit lacking and bland. He shows little emotion and fails to stand out much at all. He is a hard worker and willingly accepts any work he is given without complaint. read more
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Mar 13, 2013
Guskou Budori was not the kind of movie I expected. I thought I was going to watch "Arashi No Yoru Ni meets epic fantasy battles with cats", spiced with a decent adventure anime plot. What I got was a slow-paced, deep, poetic and philosophical slice of life that really got me thinking about life.

The visuals and the soundtrack are awesome, and I enjoyed the symbolic nature of the movie (though I feel like the movie derails a bit in the surrealistic sequences, even though I liked them).

The characters and the dialogue felt a bit soulless now and then. Especially the tight-lipped Budori felt like read more
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