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Mai Mai Miracle (2009)

Maimai Shinko to sennen no mahô (original title)
Inspired by her grandfather's stories, young Shinko embarks on wild flights of fancy about the history of the little town she lives in. But dreams can't fend off the realities of growing up.

Director:

Sunao Katabuchi

Writers:

Clark Cheng (script adaptation), Sunao Katabuchi | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Masao Agawa Masao Agawa ... Fujiwara
Chisa Bandai Chisa Bandai
Romy Beckman Romy Beckman ... (voice)
J. David Brimmer ... Tatara / Additional Voices (voice)
Shoya Chiba Shoya Chiba ... (as Shôya Chiba)
Kevin T. Collins ... (voice)
Dominick Coniglio ... Hitoshi (voice)
Shannon Conley ... Bar California Woman (voice) (as Vibe Jones)
Juan Jose Corti Juan Jose Corti ... Kotaro Aoki (voice)
Michaela Dean ... (voice)
Colin DePaula Colin DePaula ... Shiro (voice)
Mayuko Fukuda ... Shinko Aoki (voice)
Barbara Goodson ... Hatsue Aoki (voice)
Wayne Grayson ... Boss / Additional Voices (voice)
Manami Honjô Manami Honjô ... Chôko Aoki (voice)
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Inspired by her grandfather's stories, young Shinko embarks on wild flights of fancy about the history of the little town she lives in. But dreams can't fend off the realities of growing up.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 November 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Way too nostalgic
18 June 2014 | by kill-the-boxtrollsSee all my reviews

I wouldn't recommend Mai Mai Miracle to people who hate movies that are strong on nostalgia. I think Clarence is a better one for you. I don't think I even like movies about a third grader but this one is quite hard to like anyway. Thevoice acting is perfect and so is the animation.

Shinko is way too annoying and she is the one that gives you the most nostalgia. It kind of reminds me of Totoro, though, I wish the sister (I forgot her name) was with her big sister more. The little sister and Kiiko are my favorite characters. The movie is truly forgettable, the second part is hard to follow, the movie is just a slice of life story, you know, no plot and not much of a fantasy either like Totoro is. I'm a Totoro fan and I can't like this movie because of how mediocre it is.

Overall, it's a little bit decent, was a close second to stopping it, you know,


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