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 Tabool (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Dan Green ...
 Nabuca (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ted Lewis ...
 Shu (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Lisa Ortiz ...
 Lala-Ru (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jack Taylor ...
 King Hamdo (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
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A Japanese boy named Shu tries to save a strange girl, Lala Ru, from kidnappers and is transported to an alternate Earth on the brink of being swallowed by the sun. There he meets an American girl from his time, Sara, who was mistakenly captured because of her resemblance to Lala Ru. Shu becomes and unwilling member of the crazy and cowardly King Hamdo's army, and Sara is forced to have sex with the adult soldiers so that she can become pregnant and bear mores soldiers or slaves. Lala Ru, who can create water--a rarity in that time--using her pendant, is both a savior and a victim in a world where factions are willing to fight and die for her abilities, and at the same time keep her locked up. Written by Jeremy Bristol

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Now and Then, Here and There  »

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Opening Subtitle: Because ten billion years' time is so fragile, so ephemeral... it arouses such a bittersweet, almost heartbreaking fondness.
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An instant classic
19 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the honor of watching this series about 2 years ago. I rented all 3 yes 3 DVDs from blockbuster and was not disappointed. The visuals are amazing, the characters well drawn and designed, the technology is well thought out as well. Its a simple story about human nature and how far someone will go to return home and to stand up for what they believe in.

This series is why I love anime, Of all the anime series out there this and berserk are my favorite. initially I was struck by just how beautiful the whole thing looked and I like the idea that a kid can be a main character and not make the show seem fruity or childish like so many "made for America anime" some of that is o.k. but I really like more serious stuff:)


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