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Kakurenbo (2005)

A young boy named Hikora enters the ruins of a forbidden city with a group of other children to play "Otokoyo" (a game of hide-and-seek where the players are said to be kidnapped by ghosts and demons) to find his missing sister.

Director:

Shûhei Morita (as Shuhei Morita)

Writers:

Shiro Kuro (screenplay), Shiro Kuro (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dan Green ... Yaimao (voice)
Mika Ishibashi Mika Ishibashi ... Tachiji (voice)
Akiko Kobayashi Akiko Kobayashi ... Suku (voice)
Ryô Naitô Ryô Naitô ... Noshiga (voice) (as Rei Naito)
Rei Saito Rei Saito ... Noshiga (voice)
Sean Schemmel ... Noshiga (voice)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Hikora (voice)
Masami Suzuki ... Sorincha (voice)
Junko Takeuchi ... Hikora (voice)
Veronica Taylor ... Suku (voice)
Makoto Ueki Makoto Ueki ... Yaimao (voice)
Tom Wayland ... Tachiji (voice)
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Storyline

In a street where no one lives, there is a rumor saying that if you play the game 'Otokoyo', or hide and seek after dark, demons will come and take you away. One night, 8 children play the game, each for their own reasons. A boy named Hikora has joined in search of his missing sister who played the game last. But when the game does begin, it becomes apparent that the rumors were true, and that children do get taken away, and Hikora discovers the fate of the one who is "it". Written by OMG!

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hide and seek | kakurenbo | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Ready or not...here they come


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

KakuRemBo See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Based on a manga by Shuhei Morita. See more »

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Referenced in Jambareeqi Reviews: Kakurenbo (2012) See more »

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30 July 2019 | by rashed_facebookSee all my reviews

Regardless of the reviews, if you understand anime, and in general horror japanese culture you'd like this one, the concept is amazing, the story is good, the characters are alright and even for a short one it keeps you thinking about the future of this story.

The ones complaining are either new to anime, dont get anime horror, or thought this is some triple A budgeted horror anime, which clearly it isnt.

Watch it if you enjoy horror and want a fast-tracked one.


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