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  • Director Sunao Katabuchi
  • Runtime 1 hour 33 minutes
  • Genres Animation, Adventure, Drama
  • Language Japanese


Mai Mai Miracle
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In 1955 in western Japan, nine-year-old Shinko knows she comes from a family that dates back to over a thousand years. This long genealogy and stories about it feed her daydreams: she invents an imaginary friendship with a young girl in the Japan of a thousand years ago. One day, Kiiko, a timid child from Tokyo, is transferred into Shinko's class at school. Struggling to fit in, she finds a friend in Shinko. They set off together on a magical adventure into a story from ancient history.Adapted from the Takagi Nobuko novel Mai Mai Shinko — winner of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize —, this animated feature film portrays the relationship of two children linked not only by friendship, but also by that power that transcends eras: imagination. And perhaps it might become reality?

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L'animation est vraiment génial, sans compter le scénario qui est promptement mené ! Franchement très beau film que je conseille aux novices et aux amateurs de films à la Ghibli.


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