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After a deadly encounter with two yakuza, a loser with a crush on his childhood girlfriend goes to heaven and back, embarking on a psychedelic self-discovery experience with her and his friends.

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Robin Nishi (comic), Masaaki Yuasa (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kôji Imada Kôji Imada ... Nishi (voice)
Sayaka Maeda Sayaka Maeda ... Myon (voice)
Takashi Fujii ... Jiisan (voice)
Seiko Takuma Seiko Takuma ... Yan (voice)
Tomomitsu Yamaguchi Tomomitsu Yamaguchi ... Ryou (voice)
Toshio Sakata Toshio Sakata ... Father of Myon and Yan (voice)
Jôji Shimaki Jôji Shimaki ... Yakuza boss (voice)
Rintarou Nishi Rintarou Nishi ... Yakuza (voice)
Kenichi Chujou Kenichi Chujou ... Atsu (voice)
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The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place. Nishi (and some friends) attempt to break out of their trap, and discover what it truly means to be alive along the way. This is a mind-bending trip that uses some of the most innovative animation ever created. Written by animenewsnetwork.com

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maindo gêmu See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,609, 18 February 2018

Gross USA:

$36,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,613
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Despite premiering in 2004, the film never had an American release until 2018, with the exception of sporadic appearing on Netflix. See more »

Quotes

Nishi: Fear takes the shape we're willing to give it.
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A great journey into the meaning of life
18 March 2006 | by albert-schnolSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival "www.bifff.org" in March 2006

This movie is a real kick in the face, a ballet of music, feelings and poetic vision of life. Something between David Lynch and The Yellow Submarine of the Beattles.

The hero is falling into desperation and will meet god for a little interview.

Please take that ride ! You will not regret it. This movie is full of pleasure and humor and you will probably cry or laugh ...

Thanks BB


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