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Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima (1984)

A high school girl travels to the island of New Caledonia and has magical adventures.

Director:

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Writers:

Wataru Kenmochi, Katsura Morimura (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Miyoko Akaza Miyoko Akaza ... Keiko Murata
Tomoyo Harada Tomoyo Harada ... Mari Katsuragi
Wakaba Irie Wakaba Irie ... Madame Hiroko
Shigeru Izumiya Shigeru Izumiya ... Taichi Watanabe
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi ... Yoshimi Aoyama
Kayo Matsuo Kayo Matsuo ... Mitsuko Katsuragi
Tori Miki Tori Miki ... Tour visitor
Tôru Minegishi Tôru Minegishi ... Yuuichi Fukaya
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Kyuzo Nishio
Maiko Ogawa Maiko Ogawa ... Fukuko Yamamoto
Nobuko Otowa ... Tei Ishikawa
Gil Peterson ... Tom
Yukihiro Takahashi Yukihiro Takahashi ... Jirô Katsuragi
Ryôichi Takayanagi Ryôichi Takayanagi ... Tarô Watanabe
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A high school girl travels to the island of New Caledonia and has magical adventures.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 December 1984 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Island Closest to Heaven See more »

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Kadokawa Haruki Jimusho See more »
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Referenced in Seto no hanayome: The Island Closest to Heaven (2007) See more »

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A young girl goes to a tropic island on a soul searching mission
21 March 2005 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Mari Katsuragi (Tomoyo Harada) is a high school student in downtown Tokyo. She tells her mother that she wants to go visit New Caledonia to fulfill a promise with her late father who told her about the island closest to heaven, that one day they will go there together. She embarks on a group tour to New Caledonia where she meets Yuuichi Fukaya an older man who is somewhat of a playboy. Mari tells Yuuichi that she's searching for the island closest to heaven her father told her about. Yuuichi takes her around the island but Mari isn't convinced that this is the place her father mentioned. But through various adventures and being met with local people's warmth she discovers where the real island closest to heaven resides.


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