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Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)
"Samâ taimu mashin burûsu" (original title)

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5 college boys, Takuma, Masaru, Shunsuke, Atsushi and Daigo all belong to sci-fi club, but they are not interested in science at all. They usually just hang around, play baseball or card, ... See full summary »

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Takuma Komoto
Yoshiaki Yoza ...
Masaru Niimi
Daijiro Kawaoka ...
Shunsuke Koizumi
Munenori Nagano ...
Atsushi Soga
Juri Ueno ...
Haruka Shibata
Yôko Maki ...
Yui Ito
Tsuyoshi Muro ...
Daigo Ishimatsu
Riki Honda ...
Akira Tamura
Takeshi Masu
Ichiro Mikami ...
The Theatre Maneger
Kaoru Kusumi ...
The Public Bath Clerk
Kuranosuke Sasaki ...
Professor Kohtaro Hozumi
Taiyô Kawashita ...
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5 college boys, Takuma, Masaru, Shunsuke, Atsushi and Daigo all belong to sci-fi club, but they are not interested in science at all. They usually just hang around, play baseball or card, or take bath at the public bath. One day, they accidentally spill Coke on the remote controller of the air-conditioner. In the sweating bath-like clubroom, suddenly a time machine appears. Eventually, they decide to go back to "yesterday" to bring the remote-controller. The mission ought to be quite easy, however, gradually they come to be worried. "What if we change the past? Aren't we going to disappear like in movies?" Written by Ayumi Sasaki

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A comedy that you will remember for long
30 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I think the cast was excellent. This film pictures a peaceful life of a group of students but the story was smart in a way.

People might easily get put off by the title of "Time machine" because most of the time machine movies were not good enough. However, the story in this movie is very different, the time machine naturally comes into to it without making us puzzled for long.

I personally like Ueno Juri and Eita. Although there is no particular main character that the camera focus on in the movie, I think they still shined in the movie. If you like them Ueno and Eita too, I would like to suggest the Japanese TV series: Nodame Cantabile - an extremely entertaining series about a group of students who have passion for music.

Another thing I like about Japanese movies is that there's always something surprising at the end and so did this movie.

After watching this movie, I've decided to keep it in my collection because there is a high possibility that I will watch it again.


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