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Hinokio: Inter Galactic Love (2005)

Hinokio (original title)
Satoru (Kanata Hongo), a wheelchair-bound elementary student, locks himself away from the outside world after his mother dies. His father designs a remote-controlled robot to go to school ... See full summary »

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Takahiko Akiyama

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Takahiko Akiyama (screenplay), Masumi Suetani (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masatoshi Nakamura Masatoshi Nakamura ... Kaoru Iwamoto
Kanata Hongô ... Satoru Iwamoto
Mikako Tabe ... Jun Kudo
Maki Horikita ... Eriko Akishima
Ryôko Kobayashi ... Sumire Takasaka
Yuta Murakami Yuta Murakami ... Jouichi Hosono
Ryô Katô ... Kenta Hirai
Sachie Hara Sachie Hara ... Natsuko Fubuki
Riho Makise Riho Makise ... Yuko Sakagami
Mieko Harada ... Sayuri Iwamoto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuki Murakami Yuki Murakami ... (as Yuta Murakami)
Misako Nagashima Misako Nagashima
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Satoru (Kanata Hongo), a wheelchair-bound elementary student, locks himself away from the outside world after his mother dies. His father designs a remote-controlled robot to go to school for him, allowing him to interact with people and do normal things. Written by Anon

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Intergalactic Love

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 July 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$121,296
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Hongo Kanata did an excellent job in "Hinokio"
21 October 2006 | by willett-meghanSee all my reviews

I recommend "Hinokio: Intergalactic Love" to anyone who likes a family movie, or anyone who is tired of Too Much Angst and wants a happy story. :)

I loved this movie because it is very well tied together-- there are no lose ends to speak of, but also because it explores a mature concept-- but in a way that younger people can understand, too. This is a movie that talks about death, love, forgiveness and friendship. Even "grown" people can take something out of this movie.

"Hinokio: Intergalactic Love" is a story of Satoru and his classmates. Satoru lost his mom in the same car accident that left him in a wheel chair. One year after the death of his mother, Satoru's father gives him a robot that allows him to go to school from home. In this way, Satoru can re-enter life outside his room without ever leaving it.

The conflict in this movie comes at first from Satoru being alienated in his class. He wants to make friends with the other children, but they cannot see past the robot in front of them to the little boy talking to them through it. The children will not even call the robot by Satoru's name—instead, they refer to him as "Hinokio." Another conflict comes from Satoru's relationship with his father-- who Satoru refuses to speak to.

The story is very well woven together with the introduction of a mysterious game "Purgatory"-- a game hidden within a game (Cyber City). This game catches Satoru's interest because it is centered on the after life.

How will Satoru come to terms with his mother's death? Will he every make a connection with his friends in his class? Watch and find out. :)


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