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Modest Heroes (2018)

Chiisana eiyû: Kani to tamago to tômei ningen (original title)
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An anthology of three original shorts written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose and Akihiko Yamashita.

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Yoshiyuki Momose (written by: segment "Samurai eggu"), Akihiko Yamashita (written by: segment "Tômei ningen") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Henry Kaufman ... Shun (segment "Life Ain't Gonna Lose") (voice)
Fumino Kimura ... Kanîni (segment "Kanîni to Kanîno") (voice)
Liam O'Brien ... The Invisible Man (segment "Invisible") (voice)
Joe Odagiri ... Tômei ningen (segment "Tômei ningen") (voice) (as Jô Odagiri)
Machiko Ono Machiko Ono ... Mama (segment "Samurai eggu") (voice)
Maggie Q ... Mom (segment "Life Ain't Gonna Lose") (voice)
Kentarô Sakaguchi ... Papa (segment "Samurai eggu") / Isha (segment "Samurai eggu") (voice)
Sôta Shinohara Sôta Shinohara ... Shun (segment "Samurai eggu") (voice)
Rio Suzuki ... Kanîno (segment "Kanîni to Kanîno") (voice)
Min Tanaka ... Mômoku no otoko (segment "Tômei ningen") (voice)
Mick Wingert ... The Old Man (segment "Invisible") (voice)
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An anthology of three original shorts written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose and Akihiko Yamashita.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements and peril | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

24 August 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$178,027, 13 January 2019

Gross USA:

$178,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,027
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Kanini & Kanino" is both the first work with a screenplay written by Hiromasa Yonebayashi alone and the first directed by him with an original screenplay. See more »

Soundtracks

Chiisana eiyû
("Modest Heroes")
Performed by Kaela Kimura (as Kaera Kimura)
(ELA/Victor Entertainment)
[Ending theme]
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Beautiful Animation Non-Existent Stories
13 September 2019 | by nebojsadurmanovicSee all my reviews

Saw the first two stories and gave it up. They build up to nothing, they don't serve any purpose whatsoever. Cutely-drawn flat characters. It's basically a waste of time watching this. Rather re-watch Totoro.


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