Tabisuru Nuigurumi: Traveling Daru

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Japanese: 旅するぬいぐるみ ~Traveling Daru~


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2012
Producers: CoMix Wave Films
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Source: Unknown
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.211 (scored by 24352,435 users)
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Ranked: #28002
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Popularity: #7416
Members: 4,278
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Daru, a cherished handmade stuffed toy, gets lost and separated from its owner one day when at the airport. Determined to find her again, Daru sets out on a journey around the world in search of her. As time passes, the girl begins to forget about Daru. Will Daru be able to find and see his beloved owner again?

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The film was initially run at the Starry Cafe Planetarium in the Haneda Airport.

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Tazawa, Ushio
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Jan 9, 2018
DannyTheDonkey (All reviews)
[Anime Short Review]

Traveling Daru is a short 10-minute film about a young girl who loses her plush toy as her family leaves for America and the journey the toy named Daru takes to reunite with her. It’s extremely sentimental in that the journey visits many sites while also cutting to the girl as she grows up. The loss of the toy has a profound effect on her life as she vividly remembers what it looked like even as she goes into running her own business. Daru’s journey is at times uplifting and depressing, but it wonderfully works out in the end after having traveled the read more
Aug 24, 2012
Krystal (All reviews)
A beautiful, calming short that is well worth watching!

Story - 7
It's obviously not got a filled out story, only being 10 minutes long, but that was enough time too draw you into what story there was. The pace was quick but not rushed and that was enabled by the soundtrack which sped it along in the initial stages. My attention didn't waver once because immediately I was interested in the journeys of a tiny, little stuffed toy (presumably made by the young girl) and where it was going. There is no dialogue (apart from 2 sentences at the end in English) but this in read more
Jan 9, 2013
synchronickiss (All reviews)

Key things to note before even watching:

It's a short ( xx mins. < 30 mins.)
It lacks dialogue (mostly...)

Story: 9/10
--Despite the short having less than 5 sentences, the story is told through the journey of a little handmade toy that was left behind by his owner in a rush to board her plane with the parents. Daru, the toy, ventures to return to his beloved owner and along the way he travels to many countries, searching for her by asking various other objects and animals. He even manages to make a small companion friend, a caterpillar, whom he protects from the elements when he finds that read more
Mar 1, 2017
keyzc (All reviews)
When you just woke up in the morning, have a bad day, want to have a short break, or just don't have anything to do (but add up another great anime to your list ^_~), try this little treasure of a short anime because it surely won't disappoint you.


At the first minute, I thought Tabisuru Nuigurumi: Traveling Daru is like Toy Story, but it is not. The story, the main character Daru in search of its owner, successfully delivers in a smooth and chronological manner, sending its message to the audience in just a 10-minute span with its colorful, artistic drawing of read more

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