By Hiroyasu ISHIDA, Takashi NAKAMRA

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Animation - Completed 2013

The Portrait Studio: Takashi Nakamura of “Akira” fame makes his highly anticipated return! Japan’s top animation talent assembled for a chance to work with the charismatic director. Sonny Boy & Dewdrop Girl: Japan’s number one hopeful young animation talent now makes his theatrical debut!

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 37 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hiroyasu ISHIDA, Takashi NAKAMRA
    • Synopsis
    • The Portrait Studio: Japan, before the Russo-Japanese war at the turn of the 19th century. All kinds of people visit the photography studio run by the man at the top of the hill. One day, a married couple comes to have their portrait taken. The wife is shy and constantly averts her gaze but the photographer uses his bag of tricks to capture her smile on film. The following year the same couple shows up again with their ill-tempered baby daughter. The photographer tries his best to coax a smile out of the girl, but... The photographer and the girl’s relationship transcends wars and disasters in this nostalgic animated tale.
      Sonny Boy & Dewdrop Girl: Schoolboy Hinata is good at drawing. He has a big crush on his classmate Shigure but is too shy to tell her so he spends his days illustrating his fantastical daydreams about her. One day, Hinata finds out Shigure is leaving Japan. On her last day at school Hinata decides he has to tell Shigure how he feels. When he sees her leaving in a taxi he takes off after her! “Sonny Boy & Dewdrop Girl” is a whimsical story of young love overflowing with energy.