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2009

Mai Mai Shinko to sennen no maho

Mai Mai Miracle

マイマイ新子と千年の魔法

(c) 2009 Nobuko Takagi / MAGAZINE HOUSE / "MAIMAISHINKO" Film Committee

(c) 2009 Nobuko Takagi / MAGAZINE HOUSE / "MAIMAISHINKO" Film Committee

(c) 2009 Nobuko Takagi / MAGAZINE HOUSE / "MAIMAISHINKO" Film Committee

(c) 2009 Nobuko Takagi / MAGAZINE HOUSE / "MAIMAISHINKO" Film Committee

Release Date
November, 21st, 2009
Running Time
93 min
Genre
Drama , Science Fiction/Fantasy , Children/Family , Animation
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing
Dolby Digital

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

"MAIMAISHINKO" film Committee

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Story ]

Nostalgic full length animated film adaptationof the autobiographical novel of the same title by Akutagawa Prize winner, Takagi Nobuko. Set in Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture in the mid 1950's, a place which still retains historic sites and placenames of the Heian period, the film portrays the warm friendship between a young local girl with a rich imagination, and another girl who moves to the area from Tokyo. Production house MADHOUSE (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time; Summer Wars), completed the film using visually pleasing graphics.
Shinko (voiced by Fukuda Mayuko) is an energetic third-grader who lives in a large farmhouse and has a curl in her forehead that she calls her "Mai Mai." She loves listening to her grandfather tell stories from the Heian period, and finds herself imaging the lives of those who lived 1000 years before her. When Kiiko (voiced by Mizusawa Nako) moves from Tokyo, the ever-curious Shinko finds Kiiko's unfamiliarity with the local ways to be fascinating. The two become fast friends, and spend time frequently at each others' homes. One day, they begin working on a project to stop the canals and build a dammed lake. The girls begin taking care of a goldfish they discovered there.

[ Official Site ]

http://mai-mai.jp/

[ Premiere ]

World Premiere: International Film Festival Locarno 2009

[ Contact (International) ]

For further contact details, please contact UNIJAPAN -> [ Contact ]

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