Chironup no Kitsune

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Synonyms: Chironuppu no Kitsune
Japanese: チロヌップのきつね


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 15, 1987
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Novel
Genre: DramaDrama
Duration: 1 hr. 12 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.341 (scored by 353353 users)
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Ranked: #74832
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Popularity: #12260
Members: 1,265
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Foxes Ken and Chin become the proud parents of cubs, Koro and Kan, who enjoy a carefree life on the northern Japanese island of Chironup. They befriend a fisherman and his wife but are forced to run for their lives when soldiers on a military exercise decide to take home some fox pelts as souvenirs. A sweet little film that obliquely symbolizes the plight of Japan's aboriginal Ainu people and the northern islands that have been contested with Russia since they were occupied by Stalin's soldiers in 1945.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)


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Characters & Voice Actors




Imazawa, Tetsuo
Koike, Takeshi
In-Between Animation
Inoue, Toshiyuki
Key Animation
Satou, Masaki
In-Between Animation


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Aug 20, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This movie starts off slow, but it is super adorable. The foxes may melt your heart. But I was not expecting for this movie to emotionally fuck me up by the end…

Personally, I believe this film would be best watched going in blind with little context. If you’re interested, just go ahead and watch it. However, if you’d still want to read a review, you can proceed.

As mentioned, this movie starts off pretty slow, with a musical intro that lasts for quite a few minutes. This isn’t your average anime intro with off the rails action or e expansive shots of a complicated world, but ...

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