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A wonderful story from Japanese novelist Saeko Himuro and Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli, this is the painful story of growing up in a rural high school in Kochi Prefecture, on the Japanese island of Shikoku. In the summer of his 17th year, Taku Morisaki is making preparations for college when Rikako Muto transfers into his class. A mysterious and sometimes difficult city girl who has trouble getting along with others in the school, Rikako nevertheless slowly captures the interest of Taku. A beautiful movie based on a Japanese novel that captures a painful and melancholy moment in the lives of two people growing up in modern Japan.
The DVD release features two discs, one with the full feature in wide screen format, with optional English subtitles. The second disc features the film told through the original storyboards, a real treat for fans of Japanese animation, as well as a 50 minute feature looking back on the creation of the movie, and promotional trailers. Directed by Here is Greenwood and Orange Road Movie director Tomomi Mochizuki. Both Peter and Daisuke recommend this wonderful film.
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