Cesium and a Tokyo Girl セシウムと少女 (2015) Review

Cesium and a Tokyo Girl      

Cesium to Shoujo Film Poster
Cesium to Shoujo Film Poster

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,

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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.

セシウムと少女 Film Image 1

How did she get there?

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