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Giovanni's Island (2014)

Jobanni no shima (original title)
A dramatic yet heart-warming story of cross-cultural friendship among children in the aftermath of WWII, presented by Tokyo-based award-winning animation studio Production I.G. Based on true events.

Director:

Mizuho Nishikubo

Writers:

Shigemichi Sugita (original story), Shigemichi Sugita (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Junpei Senou (older) (voice)
Yukie Nakama Yukie Nakama ... Sawako (voice)
Yûsuke Santamaria Yûsuke Santamaria ... Hideo (voice)
Tatyana Sharko Tatyana Sharko ... (voice) (as Tatiana Sharko)
Kota Yokoyama Kota Yokoyama ... Junpei Senou (voice)
Junya Taniai Junya Taniai ... Senou, Kanta
Kaoru Yachigusa ... Sawako (older)
Ho Han Yoo Ho Han Yoo ... (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Austin Nash Chase ... Various (voice)
Lauren Conn Lauren Conn
Grant George ... Hideo (voice)
Aleksandr Golovchanskiy Aleksandr Golovchanskiy ... (voice) (as Alexander Golovchanskiy)
Kannon Gowen Kannon Gowen ... Jun Pei (voice)
Natalie Hoover Natalie Hoover ... Tanya (voice)
Masachika Ichimura ... Tatsuo Senou (voice)
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Storyline

In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Inspired by true events. Written by Production I.G

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Russian | Korean

Release Date:

22 February 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Giovanni's Island See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Katyusha
Written by Mikhail Isakovskiy (as Mikhail Isakovsky)
Matvei Blanter
Courtesy of Brodskaya Tatyan Vladimirovna
and National music publisher LLC
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Heartwarming..
24 September 2018 | by bookworm1747See all my reviews

I just finished watching this about ten minutes ago, and I'm still feeling like I'm about to sob my eyes out.. This movie was so beautiful, I am amazed at the intensity of the storyline. It's sad to see that this was only a taste of what the Japanese went through during this time, but it opens your eyes to the reality through this anime. I'm kind of in awe of how moving this was to me. I watched it thinking it would be a cute little movie, but this was definitely 10/10! Worth watching a hundred times more. I hope you decide to watch this and become as amazed at the beauty of it as I was!!


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