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Stormy Night (2005)

Arashi no yoru ni (original title)
Fleeing a violent thunderstorm, a young goat named Mei becomes separated from his tribe and takes shelter in a cabin. He soon is not alone, as another creature limps inside. In the dark ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Eiji Bandô ...
Elder (voice)
Kaba Chan ...
Grandmother Goat (voice) (as Kaba.Chan)
Shôzô Hayashiya ...
Tabu (voice)
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Gabu (voice)
Hiroki Narimiya ...
Mei (voice)
Riki Takeuchi ...
Giro (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Barry (voice)
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Fleeing a violent thunderstorm, a young goat named Mei becomes separated from his tribe and takes shelter in a cabin. He soon is not alone, as another creature limps inside. In the dark they cannot see each other, both have colds and cannot smell each other, but in conversation assume they are of the same kind for they have much in common even apart from a shared fear of thunder, having been taught by elders to run fast to survive and to value loyalty and friendship. They agree to meet the next day for a picnic, with the words "stormy night" used to identify each other. Getting past their initial shock at seeing each other in the daylight, their friendship grows even though they were born enemies, as a goat and a wolf. They continue to meet secretly with Gav fighting off his natural predator tendencies. One day Gav helps Mei escape a wolf hunt, and they are observed together. The other goats demand that Mei use his friend to get details of the wolves plans or be exiled. Gav is ... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Born enemies... Sworn friends.

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Amicinemici - Le avventure di Gav & Mei  »

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A wonderful animated movie
29 October 2008 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

"One Stormy Night" is one of my favorite anime movies. At first, this could look as a rip-off of "The Fox and the Hound" (Also a good movie) being a story of how two natural enemies became friends, but this movie manages not only to be different, but also to be good as well, telling a beautiful and heartwarming story, with very likable characters. The animation is beautiful, all the movements are very fluid, and the backgrounds have the level of detail of one movie from Studio Ghibli. I know that friendship is one of the main themes of many Japanese animations, but not many are so tender as this movie. "One Stormy Night" have many emotional and dramatic parts, but combines this with humor and optimism, something that made this movie very enjoyable. I recommend this movie to all the animation fans, not only the anime fans. It is a funny and well made animated tale that deserves more appreciation.


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