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The Day I Bought a Star (2006)

Hoshi wo katta hi (original title)
A young boy is tired of the city and escapes into the country. Two strangers trade him a strange seed. The boy accepts and the seed sprouts into a miniature planet, which continues to grow.

Director:

Hayao Miyazaki

Writers:

Naohisa Inoue (story), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ... Nona (voice)
Kyôka Suzuki Kyôka Suzuki ... Nigna (voice)
Genzô Wakayama Genzô Wakayama ... Meakinso (voice)
Yô Ôizumi ... Scoppello (voice)
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Storyline

A young boy is tired of the city and escapes into the country. Two strangers trade him a strange seed. The boy accepts and the seed sprouts into a miniature planet, which continues to grow.

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 January 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Day I Bought a Star See more »

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Production Co:

Studio Ghibli See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Amazing experience! Truly a masterpiece!
5 September 2007 | by aars28See all my reviews

One of the reasons I went to Tokyo was to visit the Ghibli Museum. The museum ticket included a pass to view one of Miyazaki's short movies. Luckily they played "Hoshi wo katta hi" that day which was an amazing experience. Like every Miyazaki movie, he is able to pull off flawless character development in 16 minutes alongside his signature "goosebump moments". The animation & music mixed very well together, also cool was the dedicated movie theater for Ghibli movies the whole theater had a Ghibli atmosphere without spoiling too much. If you are planning a trip to Japan don't forget to stop by the Ghibli Museum, but remember to get your museum tickets before you go to Japan, they are extremely hard to come by!! It is a must see! Do note that the movie is in Japanese without subtitles.


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