Jack to Mame no Ki (OVA)

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Jack And The Beanstalk, Jack to Mame no Ki (1989)
Japanese: ジャックと豆の木


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1989
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Unknown
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 13 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 5.931 (scored by 639639 users)
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Ranked: #98812
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Popularity: #12410
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A little-known adaptation of "Jack and the Beanstalk," directed by Morimoto Kouji and produced at Studio 4°C in 1989 for the collection "Anime Video Art Collection," a series of animated shorts based on stories for children. Released only on VHS.

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Morimoto, Kouji
Fukushima, Atsuko
Storyboard, Animation Director, Character Design
Ozaki, Kazutaka
Key Animation
Murata, Mitsunori
Key Animation


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Apr 10, 2015
There's not much to say about this adaption of "Jack and the Beanstalk".

I don't think the originality of the story matters with this piece, rather the unique art style and the animation that make this little short movie a worthwhile adventure.

You'll only be able to find a bad VHS rip with hardcoded subtitles on the web, but nonetheless, I hope you guys enjoy it.
Nov 29, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 6
English Subtitles

A good children's story. Although while it is interesting to watch the moral of the story is iffy. I mean there are perceived morals but most of them are bad. The few that are good are faintly hinted at like take care of your family and/or know the value of items. Even than those two good principles were kind of hypocritical at least in portraying of the main character that was suppose to be teaching them.

I will explain... if you were a kid and you were given a task that was of high importance for it contained a huge impact on ...

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