11-year-old Yusuke and his classmates camp in the woods and see a strange light. They discover a small metallic object like a robot which talks, calls himself Tetra and knows Yusuke's name.... See full summary »

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Shingo Katori ...
Soichiro Kamizaki
Miki Sakai ...
Setsuko Kinoshita
Anne Suzuki ...
Misaki Kinoshita
Yûya Endô ...
Yusuke
Kyôtaro Shimizu ...
Hidetaka Ono
Yuki ...
Toshiya Matsuoka
Katsumi Takahashi ...
Yusuke's Father
Kuniko Asagi ...
Yusuke's Mother
Kinzô Sakura
Takashi Matsuo ...
Misawa
Megumi Hayashibara ...
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Kazue Tsunogae ...
Snack Shop Lady
Kenji Motomiya ...
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Adam Chrny ...
Agent B
Tamaki Ogawa
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11-year-old Yusuke and his classmates camp in the woods and see a strange light. They discover a small metallic object like a robot which talks, calls himself Tetra and knows Yusuke's name. Tetra can create wonderful gadgets but actually has to save the world with Yusuke's help from extraterrestrials with bad intentions. Written by Killer-40

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15 July 2000 (Japan)  »

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Juvenile  »

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Impressive SFX but Otherwise Boring Kid Movie
15 February 2004 | by (Honolulu, HI) – See all my reviews

After watching director Yamazaki Takashi's impressive `Returner', I was curious to check out this, his first major film. While the SFX and CGI work for this Adventure flick are truly wondrous, I was a bit disappointed by the lame storyline. `Juvenile' borrows heavily from two Steven Speilberg Sci-Fi films, `Close Encounters of the Third Kind' and `E.T.'. In addition elements are also taken from `Flight of the Navigator' (1986) and the recent `Iron Giant' both of which also told the story of a kid befriending an alien robot. `Juvenile' is not a bad movie, just a boring one all because most of its themes and ideas have been seen before in better movies. Despite this, I consider Yamazaki one of the most interesting directors to come out of Japan in recent years. His direction style is totally unique and fresh and I hope that Hollywood is watching and taking notes.


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