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Shimotsuma Monogatari (2004)

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summary: Momoko is a lolita - one who wears little girls' clothes. Momoko is obsessed with the Rococo era, and would give anything to live in that time. Enter Ichigo - a complete opposite of Momoko - a yankee (thug) who is interested in her sales of versace (known as VERSACH) counterfits. Through a series of adventures, they become friends, and we see that there's more to people than how they seem on the outside. The end.

review: Wow. I have seen this film now a total of 8 times, own the novel, various products, and the special edition DVD. I can't ever seem to get enough of Shimotsuma. The novel to movie transition appears smooth (as I'm still slogging through the novel, I can't be absolutely sure - this is just as it appears). Everyone was cast perfectly, the humor done just right. Tsuchiya Anna's debut in acting turns out that she's quite a good physical comedienne. I just can't gush about this film enough. I even started an lj community, , for it in October 2004. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll headbutt the person sitting next to you.

Shimotsuma Monogatari (manga)
Event: Shimotsuma Monogatari ("Kamikaze Girls") US sub Premiere: Los Angeles Film Festival, June 20 2005 (event)


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