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Chizuko's Younger Sister (1991)

Futari (original title)
Follows two sisters, one clumsy and ignored, the other a perfect child. After the latter dies in an accident, she returns as a ghost to guide her little sister.

Director:

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Writers:

Jirô Akagawa (novel), Chiho Katsura
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hikari Ishida Hikari Ishida ... Mika Kitao
Tomoko Nakajima Tomoko Nakajima ... Chizuko Kitao
Toshinori Omi Toshinori Omi ... Tomoya Kaminaga
Tomoka Shibayama Tomoka Shibayama ... Mako Hasebe
Wakako Shimazaki Wakako Shimazaki ... Keiko Nakanishi
Noriko Nishiyama Noriko Nishiyama ... Drama Club Captain
Yuri Nakae Yuri Nakae ... Mariko Maeno
Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kazuko Yoshiyuki ... Mariko's mother
Wakaba Irie Wakaba Irie ... Mako's mother
Etsuko Nami Etsuko Nami ... Teacher
Hiromi Oda Hiromi Oda ... Classmate
Sachika Takahashi Sachika Takahashi
Mitae Nagata Mitae Nagata
Hitomi Nakamura Hitomi Nakamura
Yukari Yabe Yukari Yabe
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Storyline

Follows two sisters, one clumsy and ignored, the other a perfect child. After the latter dies in an accident, she returns as a ghost to guide her little sister.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chizuko's Younger Sister See more »

Filming Locations:

Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, Japan See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Another of Obi's Omomichi tales {movies shot in his home town, e.g. House. Student, Girl Who Traveled Beyond The Time Barrier et al} See more »

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