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Director:
Writers:
Masumi Suetani (screenplay)
Takahiko Akiyama (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 July 2005 (Japan) See more »
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Intergalactic Love
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Awards:
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Hongo Kanata did an excellent job in "Hinokio" See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Masatoshi Nakamura ... Kaoru Iwamoto
Kanata Hongô ... Satoru Iwamoto
Mikako Tabe ... Jun Kudo
Maki Horikita ... Eriko Akishima
Ryôko Kobayashi ... Sumire Takasaka
Yuta Murakami ... Jouichi Hosono
Ryô Katô ... Kenta Hirai
Sachie Hara ... Natsuko Fubuki
Riho Makise ... Yuko Sakagami
Mieko Harada ... Sayuri Iwamoto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuki Murakami (as Yuta Murakami)
Misako Nagashima
Ryo Sato (as Ryo Kato)
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Directed by
Takahiko Akiyama 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Takahiko Akiyama  screenplay
Masumi Suetani  screenplay
Shoji Yonemura  screenplay

Produced by
Shuuji Uchiyama .... producer
Hidekazu Uehara .... producer
Takuji Ushiyama .... producer
 
Original Music by
Akira Senju 
 
Cinematography by
Masakazu Oka 
 
Film Editing by
Soichi Ueno 
 
Casting by
Yumiko Kuga 
 
Production Design by
Noriyoshi Ikeya 
 
Costume Design by
Mari Miyamoto 
 
Makeup Department
Sôichi Umezawa .... special makeup effects artist
 
Visual Effects by
Takahiko Akiyama .... visual effects supervisor
David Edwards .... digital compositor
Peter Moran .... digital compositor
Yuetsu Murakami .... digital artist
Hajime Nakamura .... cg artist
Masahiro Onda .... visual effects producer
James Rogers .... compositing director
Edward Twiss .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Misako Nagashima .... stunts
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hinokio" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:111 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Hongo Kanata did an excellent job in "Hinokio", 21 October 2006
Author: Mei Will

I recommend "Hinokio: Intergalactic Love" to anyone who likes a family movie, or anyone who is tired of Too Much Angst and wants a happy story. :)

I loved this movie because it is very well tied together-- there are no lose ends to speak of, but also because it explores a mature concept-- but in a way that younger people can understand, too. This is a movie that talks about death, love, forgiveness and friendship. Even "grown" people can take something out of this movie.

"Hinokio: Intergalactic Love" is a story of Satoru and his classmates. Satoru lost his mom in the same car accident that left him in a wheel chair. One year after the death of his mother, Satoru's father gives him a robot that allows him to go to school from home. In this way, Satoru can re-enter life outside his room without ever leaving it.

The conflict in this movie comes at first from Satoru being alienated in his class. He wants to make friends with the other children, but they cannot see past the robot in front of them to the little boy talking to them through it. The children will not even call the robot by Satoru's name—instead, they refer to him as "Hinokio." Another conflict comes from Satoru's relationship with his father-- who Satoru refuses to speak to.

The story is very well woven together with the introduction of a mysterious game "Purgatory"-- a game hidden within a game (Cyber City). This game catches Satoru's interest because it is centered on the after life.

How will Satoru come to terms with his mother's death? Will he every make a connection with his friends in his class? Watch and find out. :)

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