Doubutsu no Mori

Animal Crossing: The Movie

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Synonyms: Animal Crossing, Animal Forest
Japanese: どうぶつの森
English: Animal Crossing: The Movie
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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 1283612,836 users)
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Ranked: #37982
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Popularity: #4043
Members: 25,001
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On a fateful day, a young girl named Ai takes a taxi to her new home in Animal Village. After being swindled by her landlord, Tanukichi, into working for his delivery service, it is not long before Ai meets other village residents: Kotobuki, the mayor perpetually worried about his reelection; Yuu, the only other human around, with a passion for random antics and costumes; Bouquet, an overly energetic but rather friendly cat; and Sally, an elephant who dreams of being a fashion designer. New friends seem to lurk in every nook and cranny, but despite that, Ai still struggles to find her niche in this town—until some mysterious notes left on the beach give her a glimpse of a greater purpose.

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Doubutsu no Mori is based on the 2001 video game series Animal Crossing by Nintendo. The movie began production following the success of Animal Crossing: Wild World, with the 2005 Nintendo DS game shipping a total of three million copies in Japan at the time. Some video game staff worked closely with the project to ensure the movie would widely appeal to audiences, just like the games.

The film was released on DVD in Japan on July 25, 2007.

Characters & Voice Actors


Fukuen, Misato


Horie, Yui


Hino, Yurika


Kobayashi, Yuu


Orikasa, Fumiko




Tatsuta, Naoki


Oguri, Shun

Mr. Resetti



Terasoma, Masaki


Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Takahashi, Naohito
Episode Director, Storyboard, 2nd Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"Mori e Ikou (森へ行こう)" by Taeko Onuki

Apr 19, 2009
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 ...
Mar 24, 2008
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 ...
Aug 23, 2008

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 ...

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