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Region Coding: Region 3 (Locked)
Dolby Digital EX 6.1, THX Surround EX, DTS Extended Surround, DTS-ES
English, Traditional Chinese
23 Dec 2010
At the same time, it was still a time when it was the "Good Old Days" with the Japanese way of respecting loyalty and compassion, caring for the neighbors, and enjoying nature were still present. The children of the town ran around energetically as the adults affectionately watched over them. The port town of Hofu in Yamaguchi Prefecture, provides the setting of this film, as a sprightly and vibrant story of a little girl's friendship, discoveries and growing-up, are subtly but powerfully portrayed through exquisite animation.
The story is based on the idiosyncratic autobiographical novel "Mai Mai Shinko," by Nobuko Takagi, winner of the prestigious literature award - Akutagawa Prize. Madhouse, one of Japan's foremost animation studios ("The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, "Paprika") put together her imaginative schoolgirl era with gifted director Sunao Katabuchi (acclaimed director of TV animation series "Black Lagoon", and assistant director of "Kiki's Delivery Serivce"), who studied under Hayao Miyazaki, into a beautiful and energetic animated film.
A heartwarming story that revolves around the friendship of a young girl is depicted in this animation that overflows with elements of fantasy.