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Old 2009-06-27, 21:15   Link #1
Kaoru Chujo
Kimura Juri
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Kawa no Hikari

Kawa no Hikari
(jp: 川の光)

family ecological fantasy adventure
NHK's adaptation of Hisaki Matsuura’s novel Kawa no Hikari (River’s Light). Environmental awareness story about a father rat and his little rats, who set off to explore the city after river-rat habitat begins to be lost to human construction. Serialized in the Yomiuri Newspaper since July 2006. (anidb)

Key animator Hirakawa Tetsuo (Crayon Shin-chan, Kannagi, Afro Samurai, XXXholic, etc.) gets his first directing job. With assistance from long-time director Hara Keiichi (Crayon Shin-chan).

Orikasa Fumiko heads a mature and capable cast. She, Kaneda Tomoko, and Yamadera Kouichi are a family of rats. Tanaka Atsuko is a nice cat and Hirano Aya is a friendly dog. The character designer did key animation on Dog of Flanders and Nausicaa. The animation and story have touches of Miyazaki about them.

seiyuus: Orikasa Fumiko, Kaneda Tomoko, Yamadera Kouichi, Hirano Aya, Tanaka Atsuko.
director: Hirakawa Tetsuo
writer: Yoshioka Takao (Elfen Lied, Sky Girls). Matsuura Hisaki (novels).
animation: Gallop (Hataraki Man, Kaa-san - Mom's Life). chara-des: Tannai Tsukasa (key anim Dog of Flanders, Nausicaa).
music: Kurihara Masaki (Petopeto-san, Azumanga Daioh).
trailer. 75-minute TV anime.
NHK TV sat 20 jun 2009
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Kimura Juri 木村珠莉 Joined Tokyo Voice Actors' Co-op in 2011, did voice-overs for corporate presentations. Anime bit parts 2013-14. Stars in Shirobako as Miyamori, will star in Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku (spring). Enjoys music, looking at Buddha images, reading. Used to work at a bookstore. Says she is a maudlin drunk. Age unknown.
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