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Masa Nakamura (screenplay)
Itaru Era (screenplay)
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11 July 1998 (Japan) See more »
After her sudden death a teenage girl finds her father has uploaded her mind to computer form. With a rival corporation wishing to capture her the girl is uploaded to her boyfriend's laptop. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Hiroko Shimabukuro ... Mai Hitomi & Ai
Eriko Imai ... Yôko
Takako Uehara ... Rika
Hitoe Arakaki ... Nao
Kenji Harada ... Yuu
Ryô Karato ... Satoshi Takanaka

Christopher Doyle ... Sakkaa / Soccer
Tomorowo Taguchi ... Gôda
Issa Hentona ... Tooru
Shinobu Miyara ... Hiroyuki
Yukinari Tamaki ... Kazuma
Ken Okumoto ... Daiki
Kensuke Toida ... Bodyguard 1
Masataka Haji ... Bodyguard 2
Naoyuki Yokoyama ... Bodyguard 3
Mongoruman ... Bodyguard 4
Anna Ide ... Mai as a child
Akihiro Yoshikawa ... Yuu as a child

Kazuki Kitamura ... Sada
Ryuuta Itô ... Boy A in the bus
Kônosuke Tôkai ... Boy B in the bus
Yûki Nagata ... Kurosawa as a child (as Yuuki Nagata)
John Gallock ... White doctor
Michelle Gazepis ... Sakkaa's / Soccer's secretary
Mikhail Vasilenko ... White boy
Manzô Shinra ... Bathroom visitor
Hiromi Suzuki ... Mai's mother
Yukio Yamanouchi ... Bus Passenger A
Chikage Natsuyama ... Bus Passenger B
Kippei Shîna ... Chinese-speaking man

Naoto Takenaka ... Kurosawa
Tsunehiko Watase ... Toshihiko Hitomi / Mai's father / Ai's creator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takahiro Itô ... Boy on bus

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Itaru Era  screenplay (as Kurio Kisaragi)
Masa Nakamura  screenplay (as Kurio Kisaragi)
Kozy Watanabe  novel "Andromedia"

Produced by
Kazuya Hamana .... producer
Takashi Hirano .... producer
Takashi Kasuga .... executive producer
Morihiro Kodama .... executive producer
Makoto Nakanishi .... producer
Toshiaki Nakazawa .... producer
Taishi Nishimura .... producer
Tetsuo Taira .... executive producer
Yasuo Takimoto .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Hideo Yamamoto 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
Production Design by
Akira Ishige 
Makeup Department
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bunmei Katô .... assistant director
Art Department
Akira Sakamoto .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Jun Nakamura .... sound re-recording mixer
Jun Nakamura .... sound recordist
Akira Nakano .... sound recordist
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects
Hitoshi Tsurumaki .... assistant sound designer
Visual Effects by
Bernard Edlington .... shader artist
Makoto Kenmochi .... stunt coordinator
Makoto Kenmochi .... stunts
Hiroo Sawa .... stunts
Kenji Shimozaki .... stunts
Hiroki Takano .... stunts
Keiji Tsujii .... stunt coordinator
Keiji Tsujii .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Saiko Hashimoto .... assistant camera
Meichô Tomiyama .... lighting technician

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Also Known As:
"Andoromedia" - Japan (original title)
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109 min
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Miike Takashi Surprises With This Teen Idol Drama, 15 February 2004
Author: jmaruyama from Honolulu, HI

Who would have thought that the man behind such over-the-top gorefest movies like "Gozu", "Audition", "Ichi The Killer" and "Dead or Alive" would be capable of doing a mainstream, teen romance drama like "Andromedia". "Andromedia" certainly showcases a more different side of the director. While "Andromedia" is not Miike's best work, it sure is his most conventional by far. The Okinawan J-Pop Idol Group "Speed" (Hiroko, Eriko, Takako and Hitoe) put in some good performances and demonstrate that they are far better actresses than singers. The SFX are impressive, especially the Computer Animation and CGI work. While the story is basically your standard `Ghost' variant (in this case in reverse with the girl coming back as a Computer Hologram/CGI Character), it still succeeds in touching all the right emotional buttons. The movie is marred however by the shameless cameos of boy band "Da-Pump" (Shinobu, Issa, Ken and Yukinari) and frequent HK Film foreign actor Christopher Doyle who put in incredibly bad performances. The movie is reminiscent of the 80's Kadokawa movies featuring then idols such as Yakushimaru Hiroko and Harada Tomoyo. This was definitely a nice and pleasant surprise.

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