Funky Forest

Funky Forest: The First Contact (ナイスの森 THE FIRST CONTACT, Naisu no Mori THE FIRST CONTACT, lit. "Nice Forest: The First Contact"), also known as Funky Forest: The First Encounter or simply Funky Forest, is a 2005 Japanese anthology comedy film co-written and co-directed by Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine and Shunichiro Miki. The film is composed of several storylines, some of which coincide, most of which are comical.[1]

Funky Forest
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DVD cover
Directed byKatsuhito Ishii
Hajime Ishimine
Shunichiro Miki
Produced byNorihisa Harada
Written byKatsuhito Ishii
Hajime Ishimine
Shunichiro Miki
StarringTadanobu Asano
Susumu Terajima
Ryō Kase
Rinko Kikuchi
Mariko Takahashi
Hideaki Anno
Music byMidorikawa Tooru
CinematographyKosuke Matsushima
Hiroshi Machida
Distributed byAOI Promotion
Release date
  • 22 October 2005 (2005-10-22) (Hawaii)
  • February 2006 (2006-02) (YIFFF)
Running time
150 minutes



The film was released on Region 1 DVD in March 2008.[2]


  1. ^ "Cinema Strikes Back". Archived from the original on 3 May 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Cinematical". Retrieved 23 March 2008.

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