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Sora Iro no Tane

Alternative Titles

English: The Sky-Colored Seed
Synonyms: Sorairo no Tane
Japanese: そらいろのたね


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov, 1992
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Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Picture book
Genres: Kids
Duration: 1 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 5.891 (scored by 1,476 users)
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Ranked: #83642
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Popularity: #6823
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A short TV advertisement based on a children's book about a fox who gives a boy a seed which grows into a giant house.


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Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Script, Storyboard
Kondou, Yoshifumi
Episode Director, Key Animation

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Apr 4, 2010
animefreak47 (All reviews)
Transfixed? Yes. No other words can depict my emotions after watching Sora Iro no Tane. My natural conscious is overwhelmed by the beauty and intricate style of this masterpiece. With brilliant deliverance, Sora Iro no Tane tops my list of short anime. Why?

The art is brilliance. In a whirlpool of elephants and other animals, one will feel the experience of living through the episode. The character designs are flawless for the one minute they appear. All characters are distinct with innate characteristics.

If you have a minute, sit down and watch because this is on par with Studio Ghibli's other works.
Jun 15, 2009
Morticon (All reviews)
Despite being very brief, this charming animation is sure to make you smile as it depicts the story of a boy who is given a mysterious seed, which he plants, and no sooner does he water it and give it nourishment does it sprout into a gigantic house! Searchable on YouTube, this adorable 2-and-a-half minute creation of the brilliant animation genius Hayao Miyazaki is a delight to watch and great for young children.
Feb 7, 2018
Shioxus (All reviews)
I know, I know. How could I rate something by Ghibli so low?

One reviewer even said it was on par with their other works! Rather that review was serious or not, I have to disagree.

First off, the art is okay for a "made for kids" television short. Not great, not good, just okay. That's fine though, as obviously that wasn't the focus here.

But then, just what was the focus? The story is simple, the characters aren't memorable. Sure, they are memorable in the sense of "there was a fox in this short", but not memorable in a sense of actual character work. Again, story read more
Sep 15, 2010
MangaEngel (All reviews)
It's funny, but even though this is one of the shortest animes I have ever watched, it still is one of those with the deepest meaning in it.

It is just like a insight in the human mind. The more you give, the more you share with others, the better you feel, the merrier the company and the bigger your home, life and heart. But who wants to have everything for himself and himself alone will be left with nothing in the end and fall down from his imaginary house.
I can just recommend everyone to watch it, it is very cute in the way of art read more


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