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In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

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Suzuki
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Sato
Akifumi Miura ...
Ohta
Kôen Kondô ...
Kanazawa
Takatoshi Kaneko ...
Saotome
Aya Hirayama ...
Shizuko Kiuchi
Kaori Manabe ...
Mrs. Sakuma
Takashi Kawamura ...
Ikeuchi
Hiroshi Matsunaga ...
Mochizuki
Yûya Nishikawa ...
Sakamoto
Katsuyuki Yamazaki ...
Yama-chan
Taiyô Sugiura ...
Taiyô
Koutarou Tanaka ...
Koutarou
Makoto Ishihara ...
Makoto
Naoshi Saitô ...
Naoshi
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In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

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Great Movie!
27 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a wonderful movie. I thought it was hilarious beginning to the end. The formula of the movie has been done over and over again, a group of underdogs who rise to the occasion and prove all their doubters wrong. Yes it was a regular Hollywood-ish formula, but the actors were so enjoyable to watch, that it was really fresh to watch. The fact it was a story about a male synchronize swim team is already groundbreaking in my eyes. I enjoyed the facial expressions from both Sato and Suzuki during moments of disgust and surprise. And the Sea World Man is so funny. He resembles my uncle so much. I would definitely buy this movie and highly recommend it. Be forewarned, there are scenes that may offend people who aren't used to the culture of metro sexuality and/or homosexuality. If you can get past all that, you will truly enjoy this movie.


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