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Director:
Writers:
Minetaro Mochizuki (comic)
Masa Nakamura (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
30 August 2003 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A teenage boy wakes up and finds himself on a train. He vaguely remembers being on a class trip when something terrible happened, and he is one of the few survivors. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Lost in translation... ^_^ See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Teru Aoki
Sayaka Kanda ... Ako Seto (as Sayaka)

Takayuki Yamada ... Nobuo Takahashi
Naohito Fujiki ... Nimura
Yoshimasa Kondô ... Iwata
Kyûsaku Shimada ... Minila
Minori Terada ... Andou
Jinpachi Nezu ... Matsuo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Camille LaBry West ... Ako Seto (voice) (as Camille A. LaBry)
Shion Machida
Yutaka Matsushige

Directed by
Jôji Iida 
 
Writing credits
Minetaro Mochizuki (comic)

Masa Nakamura (screenplay) &
Hiroshi Saitô (screenplay) &
Jôji Iida (screenplay)

Produced by
Takashi Hirano .... executive producer
Daisuke Oh'oka .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Jun'ichirô Hayashi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Masahiro Ônaga 
 
Sound Department
Makio Ika .... sound recordist
Akikazu Inuzuka .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Peter 'Duck' McDonald .... sound mixer
Christian Alexander Moran .... sound editor (english version)
Katsumi Muro .... sound re-recording mixer
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects
Yuji Tagami .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (as Yûji Tagami)
 
Visual Effects by
Masaru Tateishi .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... stunt coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Doragon heddo" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence and disturbing images
Runtime:
122 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Japan:G | South Korea:15 (cable rating) | USA:R

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Lost in translation... ^_^, 18 July 2004
Author: Osman from Derbyshire, England

Well, if you're expecting a Hollywood blockbusting action style flick, you'll be sorely disappointed. It is based on a Japanese manga, but it's not one of the kill everything type of mangas. The vast majority of people are already dead.

The film loses something in its translation to English. It is based on a bleak view of how an apocalypse would affect Japan, or more particularly Tokyo. All I can say is that the characters reactions, psyches and the types of characters involved are typically Japanese in style. The extremities of some characters reactions seems unbelievable, but they are common extreme reactions found in Japanese mangas and other Japanese productions.

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