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Flavors of Youth (2018)

Si shi qing chun (original title)
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Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China.

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Tyler Rhoads (english version)
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Cast

Credited cast:
George Ackles ... Steve (voice)
Taito Ban Taito Ban ... Shaomin (segment: Hidamari no Choshoku) (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Grandma (voice) (as Dorothy Fahn)
Matt Fowler ... Various (voice)
Crispin Freeman ... Xiao Ming (voice)
Ikumi Hasegawa Ikumi Hasegawa ... Shiaoyu (segment: Shanghai Koi) (voice)
Mariya Ise Mariya Ise ... Young Shaomin (segment: Hidamari no Choshoku) (voice)
Billy Kametz Billy Kametz ... Yi Lin's boyfriend / Additional Voices (voice)
Minako Kotobuki ... Irin (segment: Chiisana Fashion Show) (voice)
Erica Mendez Erica Mendez ... Xiao Yu (voice)
Takeo Otsuka Takeo Otsuka ... Rimo (segment: Shanghai Koi) (voice)
Tara Sands ... Li Mo's mom / Additional Voices (voice)
Haruka Shiraishi Haruka Shiraishi ... Lulu (segment: Chiisana Fashion Show) (voice)
Cristina Valenzuela ... Shui Jing (voice)
Evan Rachel Wood ... Yi Lin (voice)
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Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China.

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | Japan

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

4 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The movie was a colaboration between the Chinese studio Haoliners and the Japanese studio CoMix Wave Films (which has Shinkai in it and is the birthplace of Your Name) See more »

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As average as average can be
1 October 2018 | by grymdylanSee all my reviews

With character animation that struggles to even be half as attractive as the usual ComiX Wave studio's output, this mixed bag film tries to do what stories such as Shinya Shokudo do by giving insight into the lives of a few different people via the food they like and how it has followed their lives. However, with overly poignant, faux-sentimental arcs (and an abundance of characters in the rain behind somber piano) revolving around the characters we're given far to little time to care about, everything falls as flat and lifeless as the rigid character movements and their stale designs. While there is a clear attempt to match the visual flair and style of the recent hit Your Name, something this film markets itself as coming from the same studio as, it relies too much on flashy lighting and the occasional detailed close up that just feel out of place against the rest of the bland visuals. While nothing offensive, this film or series of vignettes is as painfully average and run of the mill as you could expect from a Chinese produced anime trying to piggyback on the success of a recent commercial hit.


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