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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 »

Company Credits

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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just a note that this film is at the museum now (September/October 2015)
4 October 2015 | by danield10101See all my reviews

This short film is just what the other reviewers have said: gorgeous, touching, memorable, all in too few minutes. I don't speak or read Japanese, so sometimes I had to guess about what was happening -- didn't matter. Still amazing. The museum is very strict in allowing each guest to see the film only once, so pay attention when you get the chance! Just adding to note that we saw the film on 19 September 2015 -- it's back and (if it's practical for you) worth a trip to Mitaka! But get your tickets in advance, as noted elsewhere. The sound track is available in the Museum store -- I'm listening as a write the review. Piano and strings with a bit of synthesizer, all lovely even if not by Mr. Hisaishi.


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