By Keiichi HARA

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Animation - Completed 2010

The new film from Director Keiichi Hara!
A profoundly moving anime movie adaptation of the best-selling novel by Eto Mori, former winner of the Naoki Prize!

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 126 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Keiichi HARA
    • Writer(s)
    • Miho MARUO
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/D944-7E00-152C-A3E2-4D9D-1
    • Synopsis
    • "Congratulations! You have won our lottery. You are the sinful dead soul of one who is guilty of a terrible crime, but you have won the opportunity to return to the realm of the living and face its challenges one more time. But while there, you must recall the crime that you committed." These are the words spoken to 'Me' by ‘Purapura’ (an angel?) in the realm that exists between Heaven and the Underworld. 'Me' had died and become a drifting soul in this realm.
      It was in this way that the soul of 'Me' transmigrated into the body of a junior high-school student by the name of 'Makoto Kobayashi,' who had just ended his life by committing suicide. 'Me' would live once again through a very special kind of "home stay" in the body of 'Makoto Kobayashi.
      The ‘Makoto’ that has now been restored to life seems to be surrounded by a happy family environment, but in fact 'Makoto' had despised his father. His mother is having an affair, and his older brother wouldn't even talk to his stupid younger brother, and looked down upon him. Furthermore, ‘Purapura’ had told 'Me' that the reason for the suicide of 'Makoto' was that he had discovered that the girl in a junior class that he had a secret crush on, ‘Hiroka’, was earning money through teen prostitution.
      'Makoto' had no friends at school, and his grades were the worst. However, the usual way 'Makoto' interacts with the people around him such as a girl by the name of ‘Shoko’ had been watching 'Makoto' for quite some time, a boy called ‘Saotome’ becomes the first true close friend of 'Makoto', his family and ‘Hiroka', gradually begins to change due to the influence of the behavior of 'Me.' While 'Me' is living as 'Makoto,' various things occur.
      And then, 'Me' becomes aware of a "certain incident"...