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Îhatôbu gensô: KENjI no haru (1996)

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The story of Kenji Miyazawa, the beloved Japanese poet, who also wrote Night on the Galactic Railroad.

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Shôji Kawamori, Kenji Miyazawa (poem)
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Credited cast:
Shirô Sano ... Kenji Miyazawa
Mariko Kouda Mariko Kouda ... Toshi
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Kenji's father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Chin Victor Chin ... Farmer (voice)
Kirk Durham Kirk Durham ... Tetsuo (voice)
Janathan Funk Janathan Funk ... Teikichi (voice)
Susan Isaacs ... Farmer, Kuni (voice)
Susan Jaget Susan Jaget ... Kenji's Mother (voice)
Ron Jaxson Ron Jaxson ... Kenji (voice)
Wendell Kimsell Wendell Kimsell ... Kenji's Father (voice)
James Klein James Klein ... Chusaku, Student (voice)
Neil Maclean Neil Maclean ... Farmer, Student (voice)
Herb Mendelson Herb Mendelson ... Kanai (voice)
Elissa Sarna Elissa Sarna ... Toshi (voice)
Ronald Scovil Jr. Ronald Scovil Jr. ... Farmer (voice)
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The story of Kenji Miyazawa, the famous Japanese poet, science-fiction writer, teacher, and amateur scientist. Like "Shakespeare in Love," the movie is a rather-fictionalized account of a brief period in the authors life, culminating with the creation of his most popular work - in this case, "A Night on the Galactic Railroad." Written by Jeremy Bristol

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Expressive and Thoughtful
28 September 2003 | by squarefanaticSee all my reviews

I'll make this brief. This was a joy to watch. It may or may not have been more effective if the characters had resembled their real life counterparts, but aside from this minor observation I found the fantasy animal characters to be most enjoyable. The visuals were most stunning except for the second-rate CG scenes, which could have been left out. I dislike computer generated animation anyways, it defeats the purpose of a biopic such as this one. Watch it, you will appreciate it too!


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Japanese

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14 December 1996 (Japan) See more »

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Spring and Chaos See more »

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