As the rain falls gently on the streets of Tokyo, Death emerges from the supernatural realm to decide whether or not a chosen individual will die in seven days time as scheduled. Chiba is the Grim Reaper. Precisely one week before a person is scheduled to die, Chiba appears to observe and evaluate their life, if the person have already fulfilled the purpose on earth and can step off the stage of life. At the end of those seven days, he makes the decision whether to "execute" or "pass over" his subject. It's not the most pleasant job imaginable, but Chiba always takes time to unwind by visiting the local CD shops and listening to some music. To Chiba, music is humanity's greatest invention. Chiba's latest subject is twenty-seven year old Kazue Fujiki, who leads unlucky life and seems to be ill-starred since everyone around her dies.
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The concept of the Grim Reaper taking human form to experience the mortal realm is not something particularly new; parallels can easily be drawn to Brad Pitt's turn as a Grim Reaper in Meet Joe Black (1998). Both films share several elements in common; they involve the Grim Reaper taking on the suave visage of a pretty boy, they remove the sinister from the concept of Death itself, and they end up as a study of Life instead of Death. However, this is where the similarities end, and Sweet Rain: Shinigami no Seido, based on the bestselling novel by Isaka Kotaro (The Accuracy of Death), turns out to be a great story in its own right. See more
Reapers don't kill anyone. We just talk to those whose death is foretold.
Performed by Manami Konishi (under alias Kazue Fujiki)
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22 March 2008 (Japan)
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Also Known As:
Accuracy of Death
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $4,851,480
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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