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Jôji Iida (story) (segment "Cold Sleep")
Shunji Iwai (segment)
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Natsuko Akiyama ... (segment "Hijiki")
Reila Aphrodite
Hirofumi Arai ... (segment "Justice")
Haruka Ayase ... (segment "Justice")
Ryôko Hirosue ... (segment "Arita")

Satomi Ishihara

Kazuki Kitamura ... (segment "The Messenger - Requiem for the Dead")
Hitomi Kurihara ... (segment "Justice")
Akaji Maro ... (segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg")
Akifumi Miura ... (segment "Justice")
Takao Ohsawa ... (segment "Cold Sleep")
Samuel Pop ... (segment "Cold Sleep")

Tak Sakaguchi ... (segment "The Messenger - Requiem for the Dead")
Kuranosuke Sasaki ... (segment "Hijiki")
Ryôko Shinohara ... (segment "Kendama")
Albert Smith ... (segment "Cold Sleep")

Christian Storms ... (segment "Justice")
Ai Takahashi ... (segment "Hijiki")
Megumi Takahashi ... (segment "Hijiki")

Satoshi Tsumabuki ... (segment "Justice")
Tomomi Tsunoda ... (segment "Cold Sleep")
Yasutaka Tsutsui ... (segment "Cold Sleep")
Kanae Uotani ... The messenger (segment "The Messenger - Requiem for the Dead")
Megumi Uziie ... (segment "Hijiki' & 'Kendama")
Masayoshi Yamazaki ... (segment "Kendama")
Takami Yoshimoto ... (segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg")

Directed by
Daizaburo Hanada (segment "Opening")
Jôji Iida (segment "Cold Sleep") (as George Iida)
Shunji Iwai (segment "Arita")
Ryûhei Kitamura (segment "The Messenger - Requiem for the Dead")
Rokuro Mochizuki (segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg")
Tetsuo Shinohara (segment "Kendama")
Yukihiko Tsutsumi (segment "Hijiki")
Isao Yukisada (segment "Justice")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kawato Azusa  story "Cold Sleep"
Jôji Iida  story (segment "Cold Sleep")
Shunji Iwai  segment 'Arita'
Yuiko Miura  segment "Hijiki"
Rokuro Mochizuki  segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg"
Ryuichi Takatsu  segment "The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead"
Yukihiko Tsutsumi  segment "Hijiki"
Takako Watabe  segment "Kendama"
Isao Yukisada  segment 'Justice'

Produced by
Tetsuya Bessho .... consulting producer
Shinya Himeda .... assistant producer
Shin'ya Kawai .... producer
Yôkichi Ohsato .... executive producer (as Yokichi Osato)
Tsutomu Saito .... associate producer
Keiko Takahashi .... consulting producer
Seigo Tôno .... consulting producer
Haruo Umekawa .... producer
Munehiro Umemura .... executive producer
Original Music by
Kôji Endô (segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg")
Yoshihiro Ike (segment "Cold Sleep")
Shunji Iwai (segment "Arita")
Nobuhiko Morino (segment "The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead")
Yuji Nomi (segment "Hijiki")
Masayoshi Yamazaki (segment "Kendama")
Daisuke Yano (segment "The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead")
Cinematography by
Jun Fukumoto (segment "Justice")
Takumi Furuya (segment "The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead")
Minoru Ishiyama (segment "Kendama")
Satoru Karasawa (segment "Hijiki")
Hiroshi Takase (segment "Cold Sleep")
Kazunari Tanaka (segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg")
Film Editing by
Hirohide Abe (segment "Cold Sleep")
Toshihide Fukano (segment "Kendama")
Tsuyoshi Imai (segment "Justice")
Nobuyuki Ito (segment "Hijiki")
Shûichi Kakesu (segment "The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead")
Yôsuke Yafune (segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg")
Production Design by
Aiko Funaki (segment "Kendama")
Koichi Kanekatsu (segment "Justice")
Akio Kikuchi (segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg")
Tomoyuki Maruo (segment "Hijiki")
Iwao Saitô (segment "Cold Sleep")
Hikaru Takahasi (segment "The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead")
Yuji Tsuzuki (segment "Kendama")
Art Direction by
Miyuki Kitagawa 
Makeup Department
Sachiko Miyagawa .... hair stylist (segment "Justice")
Michio Miyauchi .... hair stylist (segment "Justice")
Michio Miyauchi .... makeup artist (segment "Justice")
Kan Satoh .... hair stylist (segment "Arita")
Kan Satoh .... makeup artist (segment "Arita")
Hiromi Shintani .... hair stylist (segment "Arita")
Production Management
Shigeki Itai .... production manager (segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg")
Kenichi Nakayama .... production manager (segment "Arita")
Yasuko Nakayama .... production manager (segment "Justice")
Minoru Takeoka .... production manager (segment "The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead")
Nobuo Takeuchi .... production manager (segment "Cold Sleep")
Takao Tsuchimoto .... production manager (segment "Kendama")
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yûichi Abe .... chief assistant director (segment "Kendama")
Hisashi Kimura .... chief assistant director (segment: "Hijiki")
Norimasa Miyagi .... chief assistant director (segment "Cold Sleep")
Yutaka Oogi .... chief assistant director (segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg")
Hiroyoshi Wada .... chief assistant director (segment "The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead")
Sound Department
Kunio Ando .... sound mixer (segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg")
Soichi Inoue .... sound mixer (segment "Hijiki")
Hironori Itô .... sound mixer (segment "Justice")
Masayuki Iwakura .... sound mixer (segment "Cold Sleep")
Toshiyuki Kubota .... sound mixer (segment "The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead")
Shoji Mitsui .... sound editor (segment "Arita")
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects (segments "Cold Sleep" and "Justice")
Hirohide Shida .... sound producer (segment "Hijiki")
Yasushi Tanaka .... sound mixer (segment "Kendama")
Camera and Electrical Department
Tokujû Ichikawa .... gaffer (segment "Justice")
Kenji Ishida .... gaffer (segment "Hijiki")
Yasuhiro Nomura .... gaffer (segment "The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead")
Akira Ono .... gaffer (segment "Cold Sleep")
Tatsuo Sasaki .... video engineer (segment "The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead")
Seiichi Shiraishi .... gaffer (segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg")
Kazuo Yabe .... gaffer (segment "Kendama")
Music Department
Yukifumi Makino .... music supervisor
Fumitaka Shibara .... music supervisor
Other crew
Yasuo Fujimoto .... illustrator (segment "Arita")
Akiko Haraya .... script supervisor (segment "Kendama")
Mizuho Kudô .... script supervisor (segment "Justice")
Kumiko Yoshida .... script supervisor (segment "Hijiki")

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A refreshing medley, 26 December 2006
Author: wcdleung from Waterloo, Canada

From the perspective of a foreign viewer, these Japanese short films are quite refreshing in the topic and also in the presentation.

I like "Justice" the most. I really re-entered the classroom, and put myself into the exciting game of violating our scholarly duties in classes yet trying not to be caught. There is an awesome sense of humor and a feeling of playfulness that's authentic and unfabricated. For those unfamiliar with the buruma ( -- the habit delineated is very real. This is where 9 out of 10 can be given.

Arita and Pandora come next. The former is concerned with the feeling of lost and confusion in growing up, and the latter is depicting a strangely erotic yearning. These are familiar topics, but the presentations are simple and affecting.

The others four are more "commonplace" but still quite nice to see. An average of 7 out of 10 can be given.

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