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Paco and the Magical Book (2008)

Pako to mahô no ehon (original title)
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Credited cast:
Kôji Yakusho ... Onuki
Ayaka Wilson ... Paco
Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Muromachi
Anna Tsuchiya ... Tamako
Sadao Abe Sadao Abe ... Horigome
Ryo Kase ... Koichi (as Ryô Kase)
Eiko Koike Eiko Koike ... Masami
Gekidan Hitori Gekidan Hitori ... Takita
Takaya Yamauchi Takaya Yamauchi ... Ryumonji
Jun Kunimura ... Kinomoto
Takaya Kamikawa Takaya Kamikawa ... Asano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hirohito Goto Hirohito Goto
Hikomaro Hikomaro
Shihori Kanjiya
Kaela Kimura Kaela Kimura ... Singer


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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

13 September 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Onuki: Doctor, why can't I stop crying? Since I was a child. I haven't cried a single tear. I don't know how to stop it now... If you're a doctor, please tell me. What can I do to stop it?
Asano: That's easy. If you cry a lot, it will stop.
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A cascade of colors in a gray world
29 January 2010 | by emmi-5See all my reviews

I'll keep it short. For the first 30 minutes I had my finger on the OFF button because it was too cheesy and too childish, i can even say it was bad. Then suddenly it got serious, emotional and deep.

I was amazed at the bright colors, the characters, the strange dialog, the caption of broken souls of today. It's a masterpiece dealing with very present problems today, loneliness, being different, feeling broken and yet experience something great.

The many different characters in this movie made me feel like I could relate to all of them on some level, and I think you could too.

It's a very memorable movie. It has a touching and different story from everything else out there today. Just give it time and you'll understand.

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