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Mai Mai Miracle, Dir. Sunao Katabuchi, 2009 © Nobuko Takagi/Magazine House/ "Maimai Shinko" film committee

Mai Mai Miracle (Maimai shinko to sennen no maho)

3 Feb 2013

Inspired by her grandfather’s stories, nine-year-old Shinko journeys into the past through her magical method of time travel, conjured entirely by her vivid imaginings of the past. Upon making a new friend with the upper class Kiiko, they quickly discover they both have a fascination with history and what happened in the past, and transport back to the town a thousand years before, almost as if their dreams could become a reality.

Adapted from Nobuko Takagi’s famous novel, Mai Mai Miracle is a beautifully animated nostalgic tale of friendship in post-war Japan. A former assistant of the great Hayao Miyazaki, director Sunao Katabuchi recreates 1950s south western Japan in its full-animated glory, inviting the audience to embark on a miraculous journey into the past with young Shinko.

Dir. Sunao Katabuchi, 2009, 93min, Colour, English Subtitles

Cast (voice): Mayuko Fukuda, Nako Mizusawa, Ei Morisako, Manami Honjo


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