Tokyo Boy
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Tokyo Boy

General info
Original title: Tokyo Shonen (東京少年)
Country: Japan
Year: 2008
IMDB Rating: 6.8 92 votes
Plot: Minato is a young girl who was traumatized at a young age by being abandoned by her parents and left with her senile grandmother. She frequently corresponds with a pen-pal named Night, a boy about the same age as her that she's never actually seen in person. Although Minato and Night are very different - Minato is upbeat while Night is brooding, they get along anyway and she regularly updates him on the happenings in her daily life. Minato is even willing to confide in Night that she's falling in love with a boy she's recently met named Sho.

One day she wakes up and finds Sho acting extremely distant and tentative around her. She suspects Night may have something to do with this so she arranges to meet him at the mail box. However, he never shows. As it turns out Night is actually Minato's overprotective split personality and has been trying to drive Sho away by bullying him whenever he had control of her body.
Movie info
Language: Japanese
Colormode: Color
Running time: 95

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Tags: Tokyo Boy, Tokyo Shonen, 2008, Japanese movies, Mystery movies, Romance movies, asian movies

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Tokyo Boy
Japan Times, By MARK SCHILLING source: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ff20080201a3.html
«Unexpectedly for a film with a hot young star, targeted at her equally young fan base, "Tokyo Shonen" is thoroughly retro, from the letters and mail box to the heroine's condition, which feels like a leftover from an age when gender crossing, voluntary or no, was viewed as scarily transgressive. But the inner life, dreams included, has a logic that ignores trends and eras. It's that logic that "Tokyo Shonen" gets so right.»
Cinema-Repose, by M. Douglas source: http://cinema-repose.com/?p=114
«“Tokyo Boy” is a very “intriguing” film to say the least. The film’s premise deals with the concept of dual personalities, romance, and long distance relationships. There is a lot to absorb within the confines of a film such as this, and it was interesting to see how the events unfolded.»

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Filmmakers

Hirano, ShunichiHIRANO Shunichi
director
Watanabe, MutsukiWATANABE Mutsuki
writer
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Cast

Horikita, MakiHORIKITA Maki
as Minato Fujiki / Knight
Ishida, TakuyaISHIDA Takuya
as Shu Karasawa
Kusamura, ReikoKUSAMURA Reiko
as Kikue Fujiki
Hirata, MitsuruHIRATA Mitsuru
as Yoji Karasawa

 




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