Mori no Densetsu

Legend of the Forest

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Synonyms: Mori no Densetsu PART-1, Legend of the Forest PART-1
Japanese: 森の伝説
English: Legend of the Forest
Spanish: La Leyenda del Bosque
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 18, 1987
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Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 29 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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A tranquil forest and all of its residents must face the destruction of man. A squirrel, born and raised in the forrest, fights to defend his home and faces trials and adversities along the way.

(Source: ANN)


Winner of the 1987 Oofuji Noburou Award at the Mainichi Film Awards.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tezuka, Osamu
Director, Script, Storyboard, Character Design
Ui, Takashi
Episode Director


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Apr 25, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 5
No vocals it is instrumental instead
art film

-Introduction was a success. A good intro shows and describes the main character and what is goal will be.

-conclusion was a disappointment and mystifying. In the middle of the movie there is a mini battle of sorts. That requires a godly act to end it. Fast forwarding we end with a vast amount of soldiers and an act that isn't got like ends it. Maybe it wouldn't have been so depressing and down putting if there wasn't a meeting held to discuss what actions to take. For in the meeting it was made clear that although ...
Jun 10, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Where do I even begin? This particular experimental piece is a real tough one for me to review as I consider myself a big fan of the great Osama Tezuka, but this film The Legend of the Forest, is a bit of a disappointment. Now keep in mind if your looking for a spoiler free review this inst for you, as for the rest of you read on. Honestly, judging by the poster, I thought this film was going to be a charming tale about a flying squirrel saving his girl from hunters and Hitler. Instead I got this rather mean-spirited film that at many ...

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