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2009

Ike-chan to boku

Good Bye, My Secret Friend

いけちゃんとぼく

(c) 2009 "Ikechan to Boku" Production Committee

(c) 2009 "Ikechan to Boku" Production Committee

(c) 2009 "Ikechan to boku" Production Committee

(c) 2009 "Ikechan to boku" Production Committee

Release Date
June, 20th, 2009
Running Time
107 min
Genre
Action/Adventure , Drama , Science Fiction/Fantasy , Romance , Children/Family , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing
Dolby SRD

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

"Ikechan to boku" Film Partners

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Kadokawa Pictures

[ Story ]

Based on the heartwarming debut picture book from well-known manga artist Saibara Rieko (‘Everyday Mom'). Popular child actor Fukazawa Arashi (Helen and the Baby Fox) stars as a boy who enjoys an affectionate relationship with the strange little creature Ike-chan in this touching drama. Good Bye, My Secret Friend marks commercial director Oooka Toshihiko's feature film debut, for which he also wrote the screenplay. Able to change color and shape at will, Ike-chan is warmly rendered with the latest CGI techniques, creating a fantasy world touched with the bittersweet pain of real life.
Yoshio (Fukazawa) is a very impressionable 9-year-old boy who's always accompanied by a strange little creature named Ike-chan (voiced by Aoi Yu) that only he can see. Ike-chan comforts Yoshio when he's bullied at school and gives him courage when he's scared of being alone at night. On the other hand, when Yoshio becomes friendly with girls, Ike-chan turns bright red with anger. Ike-chan helps Yoshio overcome the problems of childhood, but as Yoshio gets older Ike-chan gradually disappears from sight.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.ikeboku.jp/

[ Contact (International) ]

KADOKAWA CORPORATION
International Sales, Literature and Movie Group

2-13-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8177
Rep: MATSUBARA Masaki (President)
Attn: MORI Chiyo
tel: +81 50 1746 1220
E-mail: mori-c@kadokawa.jp
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp

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