Cesium and a Tokyo Girl
セシウムと少女 「Seshiumu to Shoujo」
Release Date: April 25th, 2015
Running Time: 109 mins.
Director: Ryo Saitani
Writer: Ryo Saitani (Screenplay),
Starring: Kaira Shirahase, Masumi Hara, Yusuke Kawazu, Hatsuo Yamaya, Nankin, Takao Iida, Masato Nagamori, Keiji Yamasaki, Miho Kaneno,
Cesium and a Tokyo Girl is the debut feature film from Ryo Saitani, an animator who runs Laputa Asagaya Art Animation School in Tokyo. His film is a fun and inventive time slip tale which combines live-action and animated sequences to create an adventure that also delivers a serious message about the effects of urbanisation on Japan, destruction of the environment and the threat of radiation following the meltdown of Fukushima Daiichi after the 3/11 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.
The story starts in the present day with a normal highschool girl named Mimi (Kaira Shirahase) in a canoe in Tokyo bay.
How did she get there?