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URSA minor BLUE

Alt titles: Ginga no Uo URSA minor BLUE

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In a small observatory on a tranquil sea, a boy and his grandfather live in peace, fishing and looking at the stars. That is, until one day, the boy discovers that an extra star has been added to the Ursa Minor constellation, changing its form from a bear to a fish. Now, with the evil beast ravaging the stars and destroying anything it touches, the duo must set sail to find a weapon of immense power capable of vanquishing the fierce creature of the sea and restoring Ursa Minor back to its original form…

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Name Role
Shigeru TAMURA Director
Utollo TESHIKAI Music
Kaoru MATSUZAKI Producer
Mitsuo SHIONAGA Producer
Tomiyo HIRUTA Producer

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Main Characters

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Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
URSA minor BLUE sothis 9/10 May 5, 2006
Ginga no Uo URSA minor BLUE sothis 9/10 May 5, 2006

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Title Author Score Date
URSA minor BLUE Omurqi 7.5/10 Jan 29, 2010
Ginga no Uo URSA minor BLUE Omurqi 7.5/10 Jan 29, 2010
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Diary of Tortov Roddle, The

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His name is Tortov Roddle, and he is a traveler from Tortalia. Along with his unusually large companion of a pig, the slender Tortov travels from place to place, always finding a new and beautiful adventure at his destination. From islands carried on the backs of frogs, to delightful cafes, to movie theaters and giant bears, there's a wonderful story to tell in the diary of Tortov Roddle.

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sothis
Diary of Tortov Roddle and Ursa Minor Blue both are quiet and tranquil looks at the unusual lives of people. Consequently, both have a very unique style of animation. If you are looking for something peaceful and interesting, filled with fantasy and life, I can't recommend either of these enough. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.
Omurqi

"A calm, fantasy-filled story with unusual style" is a description that fits both Tortov Roddle and URSA minor BLUE. If you enjoyed one of these short anime for their tranquil, creative way of storytelling, I see no reason why you wouldn't enjoy the other.

Glassy Ocean

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Upon a glassy ocean, in a world where time appears to have stopped, an old man travels and reminisces about his past. Joining him is a painter who likes to capture ships and whales in his drawings, and a number of other travelers. From a whale about to jump, to a fallen star, to flying fish that are waiting to be caught, there are an infinite number of wonders to be found on the serene and glassy ocean.

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sothis
Both Ursa Minor Blue and Glassy Ocean are very strange and beautiful tales. If you liked one, I see no reason why you wouldn't like the other.
styln

URSA Minor BLUE and Glassy Ocean are strange titles that kind of deal with the sea but in a strange unusual way that needs to be seen and not explained. They both have similar art styles which have a unique feel to them; they also have a similar tone in both story and use of music.

La Maison en Petits Cubes

La Maison en Petits Cubes
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An old man resides in a city mostly submerged by water, living in a home he had to build on top of his old one. His daily routine now consists of smoking his pipe, drinking wine, watching television and eating the fish he catches. Living alone in the silent desolation of the elderly he is surrounded by photographs but no people. One day he drops his pipe into the water and it disappears into his old, submerged home. To retrieve it he rents a scuba suit, but once he descends into the place he used to live he is overwhelmed by the memories of the life he used to have - the family he used to know.

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valondar

Both of these are slow-moving shorts set in a charmingly strange environment where most of the world is water.

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Night on the Galactic Railroad

Night on the Galactic Railroad
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  • 1985

Giovanni is a young cat with a troubled childhood -- he is bullied in school, and waits patiently day after day for his father to return from his journey. One festive evening, Giovanni and his friend Camponella find themselves aboard a great train which takes them to the edge of the universe and back. However, in the midst of the sights and wonders, Giovanni soon begins to discover that the train's purpose might be much different than it appears.

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sothis
Admittedly, I didn't like Night on the Galactic Railroad. But, it still has the same sort of slow and fantasy feel to it, filled with adventure and wonder. If you liked either of these, you'd probably enjoy the other... just keep in mind that in my opinion, Ursa Minor Blue is far superior.

Princess Arete

Princess Arete
  • Movie (1 ep x 105 min)
  • 2001

Innocent, naive, and locked in the castle tower since birth, Princess Arete wants nothing more than to escape the royal life and live as the commoners live, and to see things that she has only dreamed about in her books. One day, her wish is granted -- though under less than ideal circumstances -- by the sorcerer Boax, who charms her into becoming his wife. On his flying machine from the days of magic, Arete embarks on a mystical journey full of discovery, enlightenment, and wonder beyond belief...

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tac0

Princess Arete and URSA Minor BLUE are similar in that they focus on the characters and have a slow but powerful drive behind the story. They also both feature their environments as a plot mechanism but do not dwell on them, lending an edge of mystery to both worlds.