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Friends Naki on the Monster Island

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Friends Naki on the Monster Island
Yamazaki Takashi, known for the ALWAYS: Sunset on Third Street series, draws on his strength in CG for his first-ever 3D animation. Based on Hamada Hirosuke's nursery tale "The Red Devil Who Cried", used even in school textbooks, the film cutely portrays the interaction between monsters and human children. The human child Kotake (voice: Shindo Yuuna) wanders into the monsters island where red devil Naki (voice: Katori Shingo) and blue devil Gunjo (voice: Yamadera Koichi) reside. At first Naki and Kotake do nothing but argue, however before long they become fast friends.

Friends Naki on the Monster Island

Sponsored by The Japan Foundation and The Consulate-General of Japan at Denver

Sun March 19, 2017, 2:00 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium

Japan, 2011, in Japanese, Color, 87 min, 35mm • official site

Director: Takashi Yamazaki, Ryūichi Yagi, Scenario Writer: Takashi Yamazaki, Cast: Shingo Katori, Kôichi Yamadera, You, Seishirô Katô, Frogman

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