Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?
 

Giovanni no Shima


Alternative Titles

English: Giovanni's Island
Synonyms: Giovanni no Shima
Japanese: ジョバンニの島

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 22, 2014
Producers: Warner Bros.
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: Drama, Historical
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 3,574 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7602
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2977
Members: 10,064
Favorites: 33
7.85
Ranked #760Popularity #2977Members 10,064
Add to List
Episodes: /1

Synopsis

In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Inspired by true events.

On August 15th, they told us we had lost the war. At that time, we did not really understand. Then one day, everything changed. Many soldiers, wearing uniforms we had never seen before, arrived on the island. That was the day I met Tanya.

(Source: Production I.G)

Background

A special animated movie to commemorate 50th anniversary of Japan Association of Music Enterprises (JAME).

Characters & Voice Actors

Senou, Kanta
Senou, Kanta
Main
Taniai, Junya
Japanese
Taniai, Junya
Senou, Junpei
Senou, Junpei
Main
Yokoyama, Kouta
Japanese
Yokoyama, Kouta
Nakadai, Tatsuya
Japanese
Nakadai, Tatsuya
...
Village Chief
Village Chief
Supporting
Inuzuka, Hiroshi
Japanese
Inuzuka, Hiroshi
Tanya
Tanya
Supporting
 

Staff

Nishikubo, Mizuho
Nishikubo, Mizuho
Director
Tachibana, Masaki
Tachibana, Masaki
Episode Director
Sakurai, Yoshiki
Sakurai, Yoshiki
Script
Watanabe, Toshiyuki
Watanabe, Toshiyuki
Theme Song Arrangement


Edit Opening Theme

No opening themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an opening theme here.

Edit Ending Theme

No ending themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an ending theme here.




More reviewsReviews

tsubagakure
Sep 3, 2014
1945, Japan was defeated in WWII. We find ourselves in the beautiful greenery island of Shikotan, and the Russian army has taken the land as their own. Junpei and Kanta are two little brothers who find themselves in the spoils of war and have to face this cruel reality. When two countries collide, we happen to discover different cultures, distinct features, language barriers and ruffling history. “Giovanni no Shima” takes us onto the railroads of a train, and stopping at every station, it shows us how to break those obstacles and teaches us about longing and loss, but also bravery and determination to achieve one’s read more
I found this review Helpful
tameiiki
Jan 6, 2015
Giovanni no shima is a beautiful film about dreams, hope and love. Taking place at an island called Shikotan in Northern Japan during the end of the 2nd World War, Giovanni no shima displays a unique milieu even for the most studious anime-watcher.

Siblings Junpei and Kanta are very young when the Red Army comes and takes control of their dear home island. But even on the hard times, when food is scarce and scary armed men watch every move they take, the two have something they can always rely on: their imagination. ‘The Galactic Railroad’ is their way to escape difficult situations, taking them far read more
I found this review Helpful

Recommendations


Recent News

News Briefs for Nov 3 - 9

News Briefs for Nov 3 - 9

Here is a collection of news briefs for the last week in anime/manga news. These briefs include announcements that would not normally receive their own news thread. ...read more

Q3 2014 Anime Licenses [Update 9/28]

Q3 2014 Anime Licenses [Update 9/28]

Sentai Filmworks (North America): Hitsugi no Chaika (Chaika the Coffin Princess) Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen (Argevollen) Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride) Akame ga ...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Giovanni no Shima Episode 1 Discussion
Kurini - Aug 18, 2014
32 replies by rodolfoemiliano »»
Oct 29, 1:35 PM
The BD/DVD will come out on the 6th of August.
rederoin - Jun 9, 2014
0 replies by rederoin »»
Jun 9, 2014 4:44 PM