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Be with You (2004)

Ima, ai ni yukimasu (original title)
Mio's death leaves husband Takumi and 6 year old son Yuji fending for themselves. Taku occasionally suffers fainting spells, is disorganized, and fears that his health hindered Mio's ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Akashi Takei ...
Karen Miyama ...
Aya (Yuji's classmate)
Yôsuke Asari ...
Takumi (high school days)
Yûta Hiraoka ...
Yuji (18 years old)
Chihiro Ohtsuka ...
Mio (high school days)
Mikako Ichikawa ...
Midori Nagase (Takumi's co-worker)
Katsuo Nakamura ...
Takumi's Boss
You ...
Yuji's Teacher
Suzuki Matsuo ...
Owner of Cake Shop
Fumiyo Kohinata ...
Dr. Noguchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôki Okada
Tokimasa Tanabe
Kei Tanaka


Mio's death leaves husband Takumi and 6 year old son Yuji fending for themselves. Taku occasionally suffers fainting spells, is disorganized, and fears that his health hindered Mio's happiness. Yuji overheard relatives speculate that his delivery compromised her health, and he blames himself for her death. Mio left him a picture book in which she departs for "The Archive Star" but re-appears during the rainy season the following year, and he eagerly awaits her return. Taking a walk in the forest outside their house, Taku and Yuji find a woman sheltering from the rain and immediately accept her as Mio. She has no memory or sense of identity, but comes home to live with them anyway. She asks Taku how they met and fell in love, and he recounts a tale of years of missed chances starting in high school until she encouraged their marriage years later. As the rainy season nears its end, Yuji finds the "time capsule" he hid with his mother before her death. Mio's diary is inside, and its ... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Copies of the book that Mio creates for her son Yuji, promising to return from the Archive Star during the next rainy season, are on sale in Japan. See more »

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Incredibly touching
1 August 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I've always adored Asia. Since I was about 5 years old. This goes especially for Japan. So I guess it's kind of natural that I got drawn to Japanese movies. I've always been a great fan of drama films and why not romance too.

I started to watch this movie without knowing anything about it. The first minute caught my eye right away. The view was beautiful and the music was incredible too. I thought: "This has to be a great film!" So I watched the movie in one breath. It got me, totally. It's a movie to make even the toughest man cry like a baby. Every scene looks beautiful, every dialogue has a deep meaning (at least I found one.) The music is just what the movie needs. The ending surprised me as it was a little bit longer than to be assumed, but it didn't ruin anything. It covered a few holes and made it look good.

If you like touching drama movies, if you like romance even a bit, This is just the movie for you.

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