Giovanni's Island

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Average Rating: 3.9/5

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In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Inspired by true events.


Critic Reviews for Giovanni's Island

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The script by Shigemichi Sugita and Yoshiki Sakurai feels heavy-handed and obvious, especially in the drawn-out scenes when Kanta boards the magical railroad.

Nov 6, 2014 | Full Review…

Affecting, if sometimes heavy on the sentiment ...

Oct 9, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There are moments of real beauty: the characters in the foreground may be standard big-eyed anime figures, but the backdrops are painterly and immersive.

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It has some powerful moments and beautiful animation but it never really connected with me.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…


Oct 16, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This traditionally animated, endearingly "low-tech" film is bittersweet, often sad and occasionally very moving.

Oct 10, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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