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,

Website    IMDB

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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My New Favourite Website

I’m busy waiting for Inception this week but to pass the time I’ve found my new favourite website:

Indiemovies Online

http://www.indiemoviesonline.com/

This isn’t a puff-piece. I’ve known about this UK based website for a few months thanks to an advert in Sight and Sound but it was only on Wednesday 7th July that I actually looked at it in depth. I’m glad I did.

This is a well made, well stocked movie website and I’ve already spent a fair few hours watching films. It was advertised in Sight and Sound so it must be high quality.

Let me give you the highlights:

  • legitimate free movies from many genres from sci-fi to family to thriller and animation;
  • a plethora of films from around the world – from America to France to Japan;
  • up to date news, reviews, features and a forum to sound-off in.

 The selection of films is excellent. These are titles that Sight and Sound examine in their DVD reviews which might catch my interest but not get purchased or left on a ever-expanding, never-decreasing ‘to-get’ list. Let me give you a selection of films that caught my eye:

  • Sally Potter’s Rage
  • I Served the King of England
  • The Dream Life of Angels
  • Funny Ha Ha
  • Distant Voices Still Lives
  • King of New York
  • Rembrandt’s J’accuse

They even have a J-Horror season(!!!) which includes:

Ju-On Black/White Ghost, Tokyo Gore Police, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl

It sounds too good to be true. As far as I can tell there is no charge and there are no surveys. You don’t have to sign up to watch the films either. There are adverts but the quality of the films are excellent and these films are the real deal so the makers must be seeing money back which is always a good thing.

I’ve already watched most of this week’s J-horror and intend to watch more so I must dash!

I highly recommend this website!