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Juvenile (2000)

Jubunairu (original title)
11-year-old Yusuke and his classmates camp in the woods and see a strange light. They discover a small metallic object like a robot which talks, calls himself Tetra and knows Yusuke's name.... See full summary »

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Takashi Yamazaki
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Credited cast:
Shingo Katori Shingo Katori ... Soichiro Kamizaki
Miki Sakai Miki Sakai ... Setsuko Kinoshita
Anne Suzuki ... Misaki Kinoshita
Yûya Endô Yûya Endô ... Yusuke
Kyôtaro Shimizu Kyôtaro Shimizu ... Hidetaka Ono
Yuki Yuki ... Toshiya Matsuoka
Katsumi Takahashi Katsumi Takahashi ... Yusuke's Father
Kuniko Asagi Kuniko Asagi ... Yusuke's Mother
Kinzô Sakura Kinzô Sakura
Takashi Matsuo Takashi Matsuo ... Misawa
Megumi Hayashibara ... Female Researcher / Voice of Tetra
Kazue Tsunogae Kazue Tsunogae ... Snack Shop Lady
Kenji Motomiya Kenji Motomiya ... Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Chrny Adam Chrny ... Agent B
Tamaki Ogawa Tamaki Ogawa
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11-year-old Yusuke and his classmates camp in the woods and see a strange light. They discover a small metallic object like a robot which talks, calls himself Tetra and knows Yusuke's name. Tetra can create wonderful gadgets but actually has to save the world with Yusuke's help from extraterrestrials with bad intentions. Written by Killer-40

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 July 2000 (Japan) See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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The Japanese equivalent to E.T.
5 November 2000 | by Killer-40See all my reviews

Hoping to have another look at Miss Boots of distributor Pony Canyon at the film fair MIFED 2000 I instead was surprised with the view of a small robot who is the protagonist in JUVENILE. This funny little thing does magic (though often violent) and makes friend with an 11-year-old boy to protect the world from really ugly extraterrestrial invaders that seem to be from the same race as the ones in MARS ATTACKS! Announced as a children's movie by some Japanese insiders I found this movie quite entertaining (and I am already 36 years old) with its typical Japanese humour and creativity that are a mixture of slapstick and surrealism, not to mention some great special effects. I bet the TETRA robot saying things to children like in JUVENILE would make millions as a merchandising article. Even adults want to befriend him.


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