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Credited cast:
Masahiro Hisano ...
Sei, Age 12
Yukika Sakuratani ...
Nao, Age 13
Shoichi Sato ...
Kinta
Takuya Kurihara ...
Nyanko
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Sei's Father
Michiko Kawai ...
Sei's Mother
Tsuyoshi Mori ...
Sei's Grandfather
Yukiko Ibuki ...
Sei's Grandmother
Ayumu Saitô ...
Nao's Father
Megumi Komaki ...
Ms. Kurada
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Coming of age (literally)
2 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Since the premier of the hip and popular Japanese TV drama THE LONG VACATION, romances between young men and older women have been a hot trend in Japan. Here, we see Sei, a very sexually advanced for his age grade-school boy, who chases and attempts to bond with cute and exciting Nao, the ultimate girl of his dreams who is in junior high and is two years older than he.

Sei's parents are very out in the open about human sexuality and the fact that their son has entered the world of puberty. Gooey orgasms are produced, displayed, and often discussed -- so hide the little ones!

This 2002 coming of age tale directed by Shin Togashi was shot in Osaka, Japan, and features actual child actors (not young looking adults pretending to be kids). American audiences might notice that the film is mostly made up of long and medium shots with close-ups being few and far between. Still, GOMEN has very charming moments. It is fun and nicely paced.


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