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Nazo no tenkousei (1998)

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Credited cast:
Tim Breese ...
Konoike (voice)
J. David Brimmer ...
Midori's Father (voice)
Jessica Calvello ...
Mayumi Iwase (voice)
Shannon Conley ...
Otani / Grandmother (voice)
Lynna Dunham ...
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Jake Eisbart ...
Koichi Iwata (voice)
Masami Horiuchi ...
Kishibe The Scientist
Dai Kanai ...
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Kip Kaplan ...
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Bill Migliore ...
Kishibe (voice)
Linda Nader ...
Santo (voice)
Chiharu Niiyama ...
Midori Kagawa
Ken Nishida ...
Dr, Konoike
Yasue Satô ...
Mayumi Iwase
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Weird, interesting and enjoyable!
9 June 2002 | by (Kävlinge, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie, while not the strangest yet, was one of the stranger movies I've seen to be sure. The story is about Midori Kagawa, a somewhat ordinary Japanese schoolgirl at a random Japanese school. A transfer student, Mayumi Iwase, arrives, and immediately strikes people as somewhat strange, hence the meaning of the Japanese title, Nazo no tenkousei, which basically means Mysterious Transfer Student. The subtitle, which was used for the US DVD release, The Dimension Travelers, together with the translated title, gives some clues as to the content of the movie, though neither title, nor the description on the back could ever have prepared me for the ride this movie took me on!

There were things said that, combined with what they showed you, gives ample food for thought. What are we doing? What effects will this have, not just on us but on the world as a whole? etc. At the same time, it didn't seem all that serious or deep. Interesting!

It is quite hard for me to tell you anything else about this movie without spoiling anything, but one thing I can say is that I would very much like a chance to read the novel by Taku Mayumura, on which it was based.

On a whole, I enjoyed this particular movie, and I'm very happy I got to see it.


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