Sora Iro no Tane
The Sky-Colored Seed
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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: KidsKids
Duration: 1 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 5.831 (scored by 16541,654 users)
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Ranked: #84542
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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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More reviewsReviews

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
Dec 15, 2019
FieldMarshalFrog (All reviews)
I gave this short animation a nine as it feels so nostalgic. The story is quite enjoyable for the time it was presented in and the art is really soft and smooth. I absolutely loved the music in the background; it was calm, relaxing and reminded me of a beach setting.

The characters were quite basic but in the time that they had to do the advert in obviously they couldn't do anything for that. The animals were great and the transitioning of the house was nicely done. The actual animation its self was very satisfying (especially of the house growing).

It was some of studio read more

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