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Mai Mai Miracle (Maimai Shinko to sennen no mahô) (2009)

Mai Mai Miracle (Maimai Shinko to sennen no mahô) (2009)





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The work of a former assistant director to the great Hayao Miyazaki, this lovely tale of friendship and imagination will entrance children and adults alike. 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.


Critic Reviews for Mai Mai Miracle (Maimai Shinko to sennen no mahô)

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like My Neighbour Totoro (1988), Mai Mai Miracle sets joyous scenes of pre-adolescent adventure against more serious themes of loss and death, and shows a nation half-unearthing, half-inventing its past in order to work through present problems.

February 25, 2013

Audience Reviews for Mai Mai Miracle (Maimai Shinko to sennen no mahô)

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. The characters' short heights were annoying. The voice acting is perfect and so is the animation. Shinko is way too annoying to 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.

Alexandria James
Alexandria James

Nice and feel good Japanese anime but little bitter sweet. and not for small children, movie told about death and suicide. Some scenes were little uncomfortable. Shinko and Kiiko's friendship was great! Ending was sweet and miracle!

Yoshi Sato
Yoshi Sato

Mixed but creative and its kind of like Totoro but i like that more. This is still a great insite to post war here (Japan). Some VERY NICE ANIMATION and settings that only come from the heart. Great voice acting and artwork... Hard to come by these days.

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