Doubutsu Tonarigumi


The Animal Neighborhood Community

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Doubutsu Tonari-gumi, Dobutsu Tonari-gumi
Japanese: 動物となり組
English: The Animal Neighborhood Community
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1941
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Source: Original
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 5.101 (scored by 218218 users)
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Ranked: #123092
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Popularity: #15791
Members: 504
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Synopsis

The Neighborhood Community (Tonari-gumi) was the smallest unit of population which was the national mobilization program established by the Japanese government during the World War II. This was to regulate rationing and thought control more efficiently.

Each unit was consisted from 5-10 households, and organized to help one another, also to keep eye on any suspicious behavior.

The same title song was made to promote this program, became a big hit in Japan with its cheerful melody.

(Source: ANIDO)

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Reviews

Nov 17, 2023
Doubutsu Tonarigumi is a propaganda film from the early days of World War II. Personally, I've always found this type of thing kind of interesting whether it's blatantly racist American comics or my own country scapegoating Jews for everything. In spite of the fact that Jewish people did nothing wrong. Let's see what some old-fashioned Japanese propaganda looks like.

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The film is basically a series of snippets about the importance of having an organised neighbourhood association. They can pass on flyers, spread awareness of over-priced black markets trying to profit off of scarcity, put out fires, chase away pushy salesmen and shelter together in ...

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