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Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku

Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku

Alternative Titles

English: Now and Then, Here and There
Japanese: 今、そこにいる僕

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 1999 to Jan 20, 2000
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.891 (scored by 14286 users)
Ranked: #6572
Popularity: #834
Members: 33,557
Favorites: 412
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adventure drama fantasy military

Synopsis

Shu is a typical Japanese boy, but has an unbeatable, optimistic and determined attitude. However, when he sees a mysterious girl with strange eyes named Lala-Ru up on a smokestack, he is soon pulled into a strange desert world. Shu soon discovers the true terrors of war, which includes genocide, brutal torture, hunger, thirst, and child exploitation. Now Shu is trying to save Lala-Ru, as well as his hard earned, and often relunctant, new friends from the insane dictator, Hamdo. Whether Shu can possibly accomplish saving those he cares about while still holding up to his values remains to be seen.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Lala-Ru
Lala-Ru
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Ortiz, Lisa
English
Ortiz, Lisa
...
Nabuca
Nabuca
Main
Green, Dan
English
Green, Dan
Imai, Yuka
Japanese
Imai, Yuka
...
Matsutani, Shuzo
Matsutani, Shuzo
Main
Okamura, Akemi
Japanese
Okamura, Akemi
Lewis, Ted
English
Lewis, Ted
...
Ringwalt, Sara
Ringwalt, Sara
Main
Nakao, Azusa
Japanese
Nakao, Azusa
Rogers, Kayzie
English
Rogers, Kayzie
...

Staff

Daichi, Akitarou
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Hiramatsu, Tadashi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kurata, Hideyuki
Script



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Feb 3, 2009
META_BODY
Now and Then, Here and There is a real wall-gazer. The kind of show that you pause to reflect upon, and then find yourself gazing deeply into the nearest wall. Spacing out, utterly deflated, with that melancholy soundtrack echoing through the halls of your mind—like an empty ballroom, with only you left sitting at the bar. The dance is over, but the mood lingers, and there's not much you can do but sit and sigh... and realize you're a little bit older.

The hero of this story, Shu, is actually not so much a hero as he is just another victim of an read more
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Aug 14, 2014
ZachM
Bleak.

If I had to use one word to describe Now and Then, Here and There, that word would be bleak. The definition of the word bleak is not hopeful or encouraging; unlikely to have a favorable outcome, and that is exactly what this show is. While watching, you start to think "Is there anyway things could possibly get better?" When in truth, the answer would almost certainly be no. In this anime, we explore war, torture, rape, survival, senseless murder, etc. All having an effect on one boy named Shu. Shu, who's attitude is far from bleak, has to deal with all of these hardships, read more
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Recommendations

Both masterful examples of watching people suffering the life out of themselves for entertainment.
reportRecommended by sekoj - Add to favorites
Both of these shows show the effects of war on a world.
But while Future Boy Conan presents a much lighter mood, NTHT tells its story by directly presenting the harsh realities of war.
Nonetheless, both shows hold similar themes that will most likely attract a specific crowd.
So if you liked one, try the other.

Opening Theme

"Now and Then, Here and There" by Toshio Masuda

Ending Theme

"Lullaby..." by Reiko Yasuhara

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