Schoolchildren Norimichi, Yûsuke and Jun'ichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while Nazuna schemes to... See full summary »
The story of the titular girl known only as "Otome" and her insanely long night of partying and drinking-complete with a book fair, festival, and many adventures in between. It is also the ... See full summary »
After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko starts living in the countryside with her grandmother who runs a traditional Japanese inn. While she prepares to be the next owner of the inn, Okko can somehow see friendly ghosts.
Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it we find especially agitated animals, a Fox that thinks it's a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. If you want to take a vacation, keep driving past this place.
A fourth-grader, Aoyama-kun, investigates the mysterious reason behind the sudden appearance of penguins in his village, which is somehow related to a power from a young woman working at a dental clinic.
Honestly, how can anyone not love a movie where Merlin the Magician is transformed into a magical roll of toilet paper? (He was sleeping in a tree, you see, and it was cut down and turned into various paper products.)
A run down satellite in space suddenly picks up the mournful singing of a broken-hearted young man and becomes obsessed. The satellite transforms itself into a young Astro Boy-ish girl robot and flies to Earth to save the boy, who has been changed into a milk cow and is being hunted by a giant incinerator AND a plunger-wielding maniac who wants to steal his liver! That's because the broken-hearted of the world are all transformed into farm animals and their livers are highly-prized because humans think eating them can transform them back to human (just a false rumour as it turns out). See? It all makes perfect sense!
Surreal as it all is, the story does have the emotional core of the relationship that develops between the "satellite girl" and the "milk cow". Just give in to the weirdness and you can't hlp but be charmed by this offbeat little masterpiece. Kid friendly? Oh, yeah! My three kids, ages 10, 7 and 6 were all swept up in the story, alternately thrilled, intrigued and teary-eyed.
An absolute winner!
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