3 user 2 critic

Tenkôsei: Sayonara anata (2007)

1 win. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Tomoyo Harada, Ryôichi Takayanagi, Toshinori Omi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A former hospital director runs an antiques shop in Ashibetsu with her family.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Yumi Adachi, Kazunari Aizawa, Akane
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rookie movie director Koichi and his crew travels to the mountain village of Yamamura to film his next movie. The villagers are eventually enlisted to help film the movie and, in particular... See full summary »

Director: Shûichi Okita
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Shun Oguri, Tsutomu Yamazaki
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Kiyotaka Nanbara, Hiromi Nagasaku, Natsuki Harada
Tenkôsei (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

9th-graders Kazuo (boy) and Kazumi (girl) take a tumble at a temple in a small seacoast town in Japan. Through supernatural intervention, their minds and bodies are switched, and the result... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Toshinori Omi, Makoto Satô
Riyû (2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Four people are murdered in an apartment block, but none of them seem connected.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Takehiro Murata, Saki Terashima, Miyoko Akaza
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop. Instead, he finds himself leading the death metal band Detroit Metal City, or DMC... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Lee
Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yoshihiko Hosoda, Ryûji Akiyama
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The film follows the life of Sada Abe, who became a celebrity in 1936 after strangling her lover and slicing off his penis.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Norihei Miki
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After failing his university entrance examinations and being left by his girlfriend, Yuki Hirano decides to join a forestry training program only to discover that the job is much harder ... See full summary »

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Shôta Sometani, Hideaki Itô
My Dear Enemy (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jobless, single and in her early thirties, Hee-soo is miserable. Desperate, she sets out to find her ex-boyfriend, Byoung-woon, who owes her $3,500. Rather inconveniently, it turns out that... See full summary »

Director: Yoon-ki Lee
Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-woo Ha, Il-hwa Choi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Tatsushi Ohmori
Stars: Eita, Ryûhei Matsuda, Tasuku Emoto
Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Toshio Kakei, Misa Shimizu, Seina Suzuki


Credited cast:
Misako Renbutsu ...
Naoyuki Morita ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takuro Atsuki
Hiroshi Inuzuka
Wakaba Irie
Hikari Ishida
Keiju Kobayashi
Yûko Kotegawa
Shunsuke Kubozuka
Hiroyuki Nagato
Tomorô Taguchi
Koto Takagi


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »







Release Date:

23 June 2007 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Switching - Goodbye Me  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An impression
17 May 2008 | by (Japan or South Korea) – See all my reviews

As a 38 years old man, I have seen some classic movies and I enjoyed most of them. Chaplin, Ford, Ozu, Kurosawa, Fellini, Kubrick, Jarmusch, Miyazaki... I cannot describe how deeply I got influenced by their movies. But.

You may say I am too sentimental in my nature (like those other Asian, I am Japanese by the way) to leave comments about movies here on IMDb. For example, I much prefer Chaplin's movies to Keaton's. That may tell you something. But.

I even saw the original Tenkosei movie. And I understand many people say that the original is 'more attractive to film lovers' or 'better acted'. But. Still.

"Tenkosei: Sayonara Anata" is one of the best films I have ever seen. Or frankly speaking, this movie tops them all. This movie gave me indescribably profound emotion. This is not just about boy-meets-girl-and-they-switch-their-bodies show. This movie rather reaches me like a matter of 'why we are ourselves' and 'why we love someone', the motif similar to "La Strada".

I have no idea why I say things stupid like 'the best movie of all-time in the whole wide world' in the 21st century. There is no common ground for us all any more, and never a universal sense of value even within myself. Or maybe there is. Because there used to be there and some of them might be able to remain. I slightly sensed that the tears I shed (awful lot) all through the last half of the movie were a bit childish. As a child I cried. Director Obayashi here talks to us as children, who got ripped from mothers' bodies, being in love with ourselves, and will be in love with someone else. Anyway "Tenkosei: Sayonara Anata" deals with birth and death, and more importantly, to grow up. The universal theme, I think.

However I really understand why many people do not appreciate this movie. Unlike the early Tenkosei movie which gained many applause, this re-make has a lot of weakness. Expect other people to name the list, I only say those weakness did not bother me at all because 'the universal theme' in the latter half of the movie was so powerful. This powerfulness did not exist in the early version of the movie, rarely in other movies, too.

This is just my impression of the movie. I write this because the movie worths more exposure.

16 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: