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Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Mori wa Ikiteiru

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Synonyms: Twelve Months, The Forest is Alive
Japanese: 森は生きている


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 15, 1980
Producers: Soyuzmultfilm
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Book
Genres: Fantasy, Kids
Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.991 (scored by 624 users)
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Ranked: #37282
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Popularity: #8240
Members: 1,359
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Twelve Months is the story of an orphaned girl named Anya. When a spoiled princess, who is also orphaned, sees a picture of a Galanthus, she immediately wants one. However, the Galanthus only blooms in spring, in the month of April. It is New Year's Eve and there was no way that such a flower can be found in the middle of the winter. The princess offers a basket of gold to anyone who can bring her a bag of Galanthus.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Ootake, Shinobu
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi


Ito, Michihiro
Sound Director
Yabuki, Kimio
Original Creator
Kawamoto, Shouhei
Art Director
Matsumoto, Kenji
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Feb 1, 2019
nonfumi (All reviews)
Twelve Months, The Forest is Alive is based off a fairy tale of the same name.The tale was written by Samuil Marshak who is described as "the founder of Russia's children's literature". Reading the tale myself I noticed the differences between the animation and the original story.This was probably due to the repetitiveness and short length of the tale. However they both have a nice charm and made me feel nice.

Story 7/10:
The story for this anime is of an orphan girl named Anya who lives with her cruel stepmother and sister.She is given the task of finding snowdrops for the young queen, read more


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