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Yodaka no Hoshi


Alternative Titles

English: The Nighthawk Star
Synonyms: The Nighthawk's Star
Japanese: よだかの星

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 2013
Producers: NHK
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Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: Kids, Adventure
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 6.551 (scored by 564 users)
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Ranked: #50752
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Popularity: #6784
Members: 1,076
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Synopsis

The stars in the sky seem to maintain the remote, eternal order which earthbound souls can hardly hope to attain, as it would take exceptional energy to transform oneself from an earthly creature into a brightly shining star. However, the ugly nighthawk who had experienced great hardship being despised by fellow birds managed to convert that hardship into enormous energy to fly up to heaven, and in the end could glow as the nighthawk star.

A short made by Ryu Kato celebrating Kenji Miyazawa's 80+ years of fairy tales based on the story of the same name.

(Source: The World of Kenji Miyazawa)

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Ryu, Kato
Ryu, Kato
Director
Miyazawa, Kenji
Miyazawa, Kenji
Original Creator


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Lemon
Jun 3, 2015
A very interesting short: beautiful art, great use of colours, and fantastic music.

The story itself was written between the two World Wars and explores the idea of pacifism, sacrifice, and in a way - the Japanese spirit of 我慢. It's written around the same time Ghandi was active but it's not clear if there are subtle references to him specifically or just general Buddist ideals.

In this bitter-sweet story the bullied Nighthawk is taunted by more powerful birds to abandon its identity, but it refuses to do so and resolves to pacifism and chooses to sacrifice itself rather than to inconvenience others/fighting - read more
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