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My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)

Hôhokekyo tonari no Yamada-kun (original title)
The life and misadventures of a family in contemporary Japan.

Director:

Isao Takahata

Writers:

Hisaichi Ishii (based on the comic strip by), Isao Takahata (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yukiji Asaoka ... Matsuko (voice)
Tôru Masuoka Tôru Masuoka ... Takashi (voice) (as Toru Masuoka)
Masako Araki Masako Araki ... Shige (voice)
Hayato Isohata Hayato Isohata ... Noboru (voice)
Naomi Uno Naomi Uno ... Nonoko (voice)
Akiko Yano Akiko Yano ... Ms. Fujiwara (voice)
Kosanji Yanagiya Kosanji Yanagiya ... Haiku Poem Reader (voice)
Tamao Nakamura Tamao Nakamura ... Shige's Friend (voice)
Chôchô Miyako Chôchô Miyako ... Grandman Kikuchi (voice) (as Chocho Miyako)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Belushi ... Takashi (voice) (as James Belushi)
Jeff Bennett ... Additional Voices (voice)
Alex Buck Alex Buck ... Additional Voices (voice)
A.J. Buckley ... Additional Voices (voice) (as AJ Buckley)
Dixie Carter ... Additional Voices (voice)
Erin Chambers ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

The Yamadas are a typical middle class Japanese family in urban Tokyo and this film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives. With tales that range from the humourous to the heartbreaking, we see this family cope with life's little conflicts, problems and joys in their own way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Taglines:

The ups and downs of life. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film is the first adaptation of Hisaichi Ishii's newspaper strip comic "My Neighbors the Yamadas" (renamed "Nono-chan" in 1997). See more »

Quotes

[the Yamada family meets Takashi on his way home and they return together]
Haiku reader: A spring shower / dressed for rain / talking as they go.
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Soundtracks

Toy Symphony, 2nd Movement - Menuette
Music by Leopold Mozart
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User Reviews

 
Different and delightful
23 November 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I do not think this is Studio Ghibli's best film, but I liked it because it was different and it still maintained their charm. I do think though out of the English dubs this is one of the weaker ones. Don't get me wrong the voice acting is fine, it's just that the script as has been said before has many references that some mayn't get. That said, it is a very funny and charming film. The animation is excellent, different in a sketchy sort of style but I liked that, and the music is cool. The story is engaging while working at being simple, and the characters are sheer delights, I can never get enough of the grandma. Overall, not their best but I still really liked it. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

JPY2,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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