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Taneyamagahara no Yoru

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Night of Taneyamagahara
Japanese: 種山ヶ原の夜


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2006
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Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Other
Duration: 27 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 5.781 (scored by 755 users)
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Ranked: #71402
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Popularity: #5321
Members: 2,532
Favorites: 3


Aug 30, 2012
A quietly meditative and touching expose of a farmers relation to his society and his environment, Taneyamagahara no Yoru is an interesting adaptation of Kenji Miyazawa's play of the same name. Oga Kazuo provides pictures with which the play's dialogue is overlaid, enacted by Seiyuu. A unique approach, at some points approximating Kirigami animation.

Kenji Miyazawa has become one of Japan's most idolised authors. Miyazawa was a naturalist writer and poet, oft thought of as inspired by Flaubert and Maupassant, who lived a life of hardship and ignominy. Born in the rural prefecture Iwate in 1896, Miyazawa worked as a teacher and a agriculturalist, dedicated read more
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Apr 1, 2016
I don't think I could do justice to this movie the way ridojiri's review did, so I'll keep it brief and impressionistic.

I totally fell in love with the simplicity of Taneyamagahara no Yoru, the genre "slice of life" barely has any meaning to me anymore in a monotonous deluge of school-themed SoL series, but this movie actually did seem like a true slice of life, a sliver from evening until dawn with a complete view of life including drifting in and out of lucidity, in and out of dream. It totally immersed me in that regional culture, and the choices in the art direction read more
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