Doubutsu no Mori

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Synonyms: Animal Crossing, Animal Forest
Japanese: どうぶつの森


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 16, 2006
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 27 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.061 (scored by 1240712,407 users)
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Ranked: #36482
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Popularity: #3899
Members: 24,065
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Ai is a self-reliant girl that moves to Animal Village. She makes friends with the various villagers as she settles into the village. One night as she walked along the beach, she finds a message in the bottle. It sets her off on a quest of planting pine trees around the village to fulfill a miracle on the eve of the Winter Festival.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Fukuen, Misato


Horie, Yui


Kobayashi, Yuu


Orikasa, Fumiko


Hino, Yurika



Nook, Tom

Tatsuta, Naoki


Oguri, Shun

Mr. Resetti



Terasoma, Masaki


Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Asada, Yuuji
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

"Mori e Ikou (森へ行こう)" by Taeko Onuki

Apr 19, 2009
5757 (All reviews)
My first review, please bear with me.

I didn't even know there was an anime adaption of Animal Crossing before I came across it on this site. My first thought was, how could the make a movie out of a game that doesn't have a plot? But I was really interested, as I loved the game. Not sure what to expect, I watched it. And I was very surprised.

Story ; 9/10
The story centers around the main character, Ai, and how she adjusts to living in the animal village she just moved to. Again, I wasn't really expecting this to have a good plot, but it read more
Mar 24, 2008
Kani-Sama (All reviews)
Animal Crossing was really worth it. It dosn't matter if your a fan of the video games or if this is your first time seeing Animal Crossing; people are going to be watching through this till the very satisfying end. The story, altough at first dosn't really have a strong plot in the beginning, will make you stay on the edge of your seat and will be making you wonder what will happen next. The art is a bit toned down from most anime. It has a more kiddish feel to it, but it goes well with the anime in this case and it makes read more
Aug 23, 2008
maybelletea (All reviews)

As a fan of the game Animal Crossing (both Gamecube and DS versions) I was pleasantly surprised to discover an anime adaptation had been made. If you haven’t played the game, Animal Crossing is basically just living your life in a new town, but while you’re a human, the other villagers are all other animals. It’s a nice RPG slice-of-life, and it’s very fun living your life in your town. This experience is different, obviously, considering you’re watching the character living her life in a new town instead of being the character himself/herself.

The main character’s name is Ai, a magnanimous yet somewhat undecided girl read more
Apr 11, 2013
ktulu007 (All reviews)
You know what game franchise would really lend itself to film well? I'm sure you all had different answers to that, but I'll bet none of you said Animal Crossing. And why should you? It's a repetitive game about collecting random rubbish with basically no story that many call "slightly less boring than watching paint dry." And yet, it has a film adaptation. I've been thinking about checking it out for some time just out of curiosity and this seemed like a good time. So let's look at the Animal Crossing movie.

The story opens with a young girl named Ai moving to the animal read more

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