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Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)

Samâ taimu mashin burûsu (original title)
A sci-fi club concocts a plan to repair a remote by using a time machine that suddenly appears.

Director:

Katsuyuki Motohiro

Writer:

Makoto Ueda
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Cast

Cast overview:
Eita ... Takuma Komoto
Yoshiaki Yoza Yoshiaki Yoza ... Masaru Niimi
Daijiro Kawaoka Daijiro Kawaoka ... Shunsuke Koizumi
Munenori Nagano Munenori Nagano ... Atsushi Soga
Juri Ueno ... Haruka Shibata
Yôko Maki ... Yui Ito
Tsuyoshi Muro ... Daigo Ishimatsu
Riki Honda Riki Honda ... Akira Tamura
Takeshi Masu Takeshi Masu
Ichirô Mikami Ichirô Mikami ... The Theatre Maneger (as Ichiro Mikami)
Kaoru Kusumi Kaoru Kusumi ... The Public Bath Clerk
Kuranosuke Sasaki ... Professor Kohtaro Hozumi
Taiyô Kawashita Taiyô Kawashita ... The Janitor
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5 college boys, Takuma, Masaru, Shunsuke, Atsushi and Daigo all belong to sci-fi club, but they are not interested in science at all. They usually just hang around, play baseball or card, or take bath at the public bath. One day, they accidentally spill Coke on the remote controller of the air-conditioner. In the sweating bath-like clubroom, suddenly a time machine appears. Eventually, they decide to go back to "yesterday" to bring the remote-controller. The mission ought to be quite easy, however, gradually they come to be worried. "What if we change the past? Aren't we going to disappear like in movies?" Written by Ayumi Sasaki

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 September 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer Time Machine Blues See more »

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Crazy Credits

The end credits run with a collage of photographs taken by Tamura and the two girls in the background. See more »

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Great style, horrendously simple plot and way too much exposition
16 August 2018 | by org1andrewSee all my reviews

This movie is worth watching, but you have to remember it's meant for teenagers who probably haven't been exposed to too many films about time travel. If you've watched your fair share of films, this movie will come off as overly simplistic. Exposition is quite common in Japanese films, but it did not work favourably here. The male characters actually reminded me a bit of the film Idiocracy. In any case, I laughed out loud a few times and most people here seem to like it. I'm a voice of dissent.


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