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The Life of Guskou Budori (2012)
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The Life of Guskou Budori (2012)
Original name: グスコーブドリの伝記
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Remake of The Life of Guskou Budori (1994). The fairy tale follows a young man named Guskou in the Tohoku forests of northeastern Japan in the 1920s. After an onslaught of droughts and natural disasters, Guskou is forced to leave his home and search for a better life elsewhere. Guskou joins a group of scientists at the Ihatov Volcano Department, which deals with the same natural disasters that drove Guskou from his home.
Style: fairy tale, tense, captivating
Plot: forest, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, fantasy world, anthropomorphic cat, protector, escapades, dream world, anthropomorphism, cat, volcano, hat, furry, shawl

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