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Uchû shô e yôkoso (2010)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Family | 26 June 2010 (Japan)
A tiny mountain village in a remote woodland region. Five primary school kids have come together in this idyllic spot in order to spend their summer holidays at a camp. At first the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomoyo Kurosawa ...
Natsuki Koyama (voice)
Honoka Ikezuki ...
Amane Suzuki (voice)
Takuto Yoshinaga ...
Koji Harada (voice)
Tamaki Matsumoto ...
Noriko Nishimura (voice)
Shotaro Uzawa ...
Kiyoshi Sato (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
Pochi Rickman (voice)
Ryôhei Nakao ...
Neppo (voice)
Rei Igarashi ...
Marie (voice)
Masaya Onosaka ...
Bogner (voice)
Masanori Takeda ...
Heston (voice)
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...
Robby (voice)
Mayu Iino ...
Ink (voice)
Hisao Egawa ...
Rubin (voice)
Kazuaki Ito ...
Tarô (voice)
Noriko Hidaka ...
Hanako (voice)
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A tiny mountain village in a remote woodland region. Five primary school kids have come together in this idyllic spot in order to spend their summer holidays at a camp. At first the children enjoy carefree days amidst unspoiled nature far away from adult supervision. But their life changes dramatically when they come across what they believe to be a small dog, badly in need of help. The creature - known as Pochi - turns out not to be a dog at all but an alien on an important mission. It seems there is a mysterious substance on earth that is coveted throughout the universe. Pochi had almost found it but was so badly injured during a fight that he had to give up his search. Thanks to the children's help, the alien survives - and decides to reward them generously. "Where would you most like to travel?" is the question Pochi puts to his rescuers. Their answer is prompt, if vague: "As far as possible!" Pochi suggests they try the moon first of all, and so, the alien whisks away the kids to... Written by Berlin Film Festival site

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Quite the Treat!
20 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Came for the title, stayed for the epic journey.

The mixed reviews over the film and length are disappointing, this is fantastic. Voice acting, animation, pace, characters, and plot are all well-orchestrated.

Merging story-lines in the beginning is fun, the student-teacher is very believable, and the childhood errors and interactions hit the mark as well.

Strong tones of equal empowerment of genders and admirable work-ethic, however there's a few old fashion characters. This is a journey of finding yourself.

I don't want to give away any spoilers but...

Easily the most underrated animated movie I've seen in a long time.


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