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Maimai Shinko to sennen no mahô (2009)

Inspired by her grandfather's stories, young Shinko embarks on wild flights of fancy about the history of the little town she lives in. But dreams can't fend off the realities of growing up.

Director:

Sunao Katabuchi

Writers:

Clark Cheng (script adaptation), Sunao Katabuchi | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masao Agawa Masao Agawa ... Fujiwara
Chisa Bandai Chisa Bandai
Romy Beckman Romy Beckman ... (voice)
J. David Brimmer ... Tatara (voice)
Shôya Chiba Shôya Chiba
Kevin T. Collins ... (voice)
Dominick Coniglio ... Hitoshi (voice)
Shannon Conley ... Bar California Woman (voice) (as Vibe Jones)
Juan Jose Corti Juan Jose Corti ... Kotaro Aoki (voice)
Michaela Dean ... (voice)
Colin DePaula ... Shiro (voice)
Mayuko Fukuda Mayuko Fukuda ... Shinko Aoki (voice)
Barbara Goodson ... Hatsue Aoki (voice)
Wayne Grayson ... Boss (voice)
Manami Honjô Manami Honjô ... Chôko Aoki (voice)
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Inspired by her grandfather's stories, young Shinko embarks on wild flights of fancy about the history of the little town she lives in. But dreams can't fend off the realities of growing up.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 November 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mai Mai Miracle See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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A nice miracle that is not Overdone
18 November 2012 | by maximkongSee all my reviews

This is a pure feel-good enlightening movie about making the most out of the richness of life in the midst of a decent, not-well-to-do country life/ and poverty.

The movie is full of moments that will bring anyone back to childhood innocence, from playing with plants & animals to swallowing the wrong food by accident :). And unlike Miyazaki's works and the suggestive speculation from its title, this movie sticks closer to reality (save for the parallel fantasies of a totally different time era) and is not too overdone.

It is a nice reminder of Ohomide poro poro, one of my favourite anime of all time.


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