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The Place Promised in Our Early Days

2 Ratings: 3.0
Art House & International movie directed by Makoto Shinkai

Makoto Shinkai made an impressive debut as a writer-director inVoices of a Distant Star(OVA, 2002);The Place Promised in Our Early Days(OVA, 2004) is his first studio work. In this alternate world, Japan was divided after World War II: Hokkaido, renamed … see full wiki

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Director: Makoto Shinkai
Genre: Foreign
2 reviews about The Place Promised in Our Early Days
review by . December 05, 2007
posted in ASIANatomy
Makoto Shinkai's The Place Promised in Our Early Days takes place in the late 1990s in Japan in an alternate timeline. The story follows two boys (Hiroki and Takuya) who both like the same girl (Sayuri). At the beginning of the film, they areall 8th grade students. The boys find the remains of a drone plane, which they have named the Bella Ciela. They take part-time jobs at a factory, where their boss helps them scrounge for spare parts to rebuild the drone plane. The boys promise Sayuri that after …
review by . December 13, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
This review is not intended as the final word on this film -- but primarily just a quick note to say that reviews making comparisons with Miyazaki should not mislead you into thinking this film will be as well-appreciated or understood by children as Miyazaki's films. Obviously, there are several fans of anime who love this film, and I can see some of the reasons why. I got this film, though, mostly for my children who love everything they have seen from Studio Ghibli, and did so on the strength …
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