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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:
Alex Cazares ... (voice)
Jessica DiCicco ... (voice)
Scarlett Estevez ... (voice)
Todd Haberkorn ... Dad / Doctor (segment "Life Ain't Gonna Lose") (voice)
Kate Higgins ... (voice)
Henry Kaufman ... Shun (segment "Life Ain't Gonna Lose") (voice)
Fumino Kimura ... Kanîni (segment "Kanîni to Kanîno") (voice)
Erica Lindbeck ... (voice)
Yuri Lowenthal ... Sato (segment "Invisible") (voice)
Liam O'Brien ... The Invisible Man (segment "Invisible") (voice)
Joe Odagiri ... Tômei ningen (segment "Tômei ningen") (voice) (as Jô Odagiri)
Machiko Ono ... Mama (segment "Samurai eggu") (voice)
Nicholas Oteri ... (voice)
Maggie Q ... Mom (segment "Life Ain't Gonna Lose") (voice)
Kentarô Sakaguchi ... Papa (segment "Samurai eggu") / Isha (segment "Samurai eggu") (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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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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OK
19 April 2020 | by pkk-70443See all my reviews

The film is three different stories with nice illustrations. I found the first film quite boring with a lack of clarity (although maybe that's how it's meant to be). I thought the second story was easy to grasp with nice illustrations - perhaps it could be quite useful to show to kids to help them understand allergies better. Finally, I found the 3rd story OK and open to different interpretations.

Overall, for me, I thought it was OK but occasionally a bit monotone and boring. I think it would be better as separate films (not put together in one title). They also would be better off as 3 illustration books which would be great for kids.


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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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