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Kayoko's Diary (1991)

Ushiro no shoumen daare (original title)
Kayoko is a young girl in 1940, just starting first grade. She's a bit of a crybaby, which is no secret to those around her. She loves playing with friends and singing cute schoolyard ... See full summary »

Director:

Seiji Arihara

Writers:

Seiji Arihara (screenplay), Toshiaki Imaizumi (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masako Ikeda Masako Ikeda ... Yoshi Nakane
Katsue Miwa Katsue Miwa ... Kayoko Nakane
Masako Nozawa ... Kisaburo Nakane
Nozomu Sasaki ... Takejiro Nakane
Norio Wakamoto ... Otokichi Nakane
Michiyo Yanagisawa Michiyo Yanagisawa ... Konosuke Nakane
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Kayoko is a young girl in 1940, just starting first grade. She's a bit of a crybaby, which is no secret to those around her. She loves playing with friends and singing cute schoolyard chants, and occasionally having fun with her three older brothers. Her mother is pregnant, and so she looks forward to being a big sister, only partially understanding the responsibility that might bring. Meanwhile, the war effort is growing, and it's only the natural thing to do to be patriotic and support the country... Kayoko goes so far as to contribute her favorite dolly, whose materials could help build explosives. Time passes, and as she grows older, Kayoko sees how the war has affected her life and those around her. Nothing can prepare her for 1945, however, and the bleak times that are soon to come. Based on original creator Kayoko Ebina's real life experience during World War 2 on Showa era. Written by El Mogh

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Genres:

Animation | Drama | War

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 March 1991 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Al Amal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mushi Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In 2000, the film was dubbed to Arabic by the Syrian company "Venus Centre" and aired in the children channel "Spacetoon" under the title "Al Amal" (The Hope). since then, this movie become well liked among Arab people and had big success in the Arab world and it's considered one of the most known Japanese animation movies in the Arabic area. See more »

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great story
28 February 2019 | by matamatosaSee all my reviews

Great story about war , its about the human part in the war , this movie is even better than "grave of fireflies" even so its not widely known.


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