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Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku


Alternative Titles

English: Now and Then, Here and There
Synonyms: Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku
Japanese: 今、そこにいる僕

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 1999 to Jan 20, 2000
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Pioneer LDC
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.811 (scored by 19,847 users)
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Ranked: #8302
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Popularity: #999
Members: 54,403
Favorites: 606
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Episodes: /13

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 reluctant, 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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Matsutani, Shuuzou
Matsutani, Shuuzou
Main
Okamura, Akemi
Japanese
Okamura, Akemi
Lala-Ru
Lala-Ru
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Ringwalt, Sara
Ringwalt, Sara
Main
Nakao, Azusa
Japanese
Nakao, Azusa
Nabuca
Nabuca
Main
Imai, Yuka
Japanese
Imai, Yuka

Staff

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


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

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"Lullaby..." by Reiko Yasuhara



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META_BODY
Feb 3, 2009
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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Rqt
Mar 14, 2015
Very rarely does something come along with such detail, such characterization, such perfection that it is able to ascend being just something on a screen, canvas or a musical chart, truly reaching the pinnacle of what we call art. To be able to convey so much in so few episodes, Now and Then, Here and There is one of them. With this in mind, like any art, its not going to be appreciated by everyone. This is a dark, depressing series that masterfully - almost to a horrifying point - is able to illustrate the true terrors and setting of war. Understandably so, it is read more
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Prede
Feb 16, 2009
Now and Then, Here and There is the most emotional engaging anime series I was ever lucky enough to watch. With it's amazing directing (Akitaro Daichi famous for directing Fruits Basket and Kodacha), and incredible writing (Hideyuki Kurata, famouse for writing Excel Saga, Bamboo Blade, and both the ROD OVA and TV series) this is a series that deserves a place in any anime fan's top ten spot. Don't let it's happy-go-lucky first episode or it's director or writer trick you into thinking this is a comedy or easy-going slice of life show. This is a dark, disturbing, and violent sci-fi/drama. It can become read more
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kajia
Aug 12, 2010
"Now and Then, Here and There" seems to be a big hit with the more critical sections of the crowd. Scouring around the web, it's hard to come across reviews of it that are not overwhelmingly positive. But despite all these glowing reviews, I honestly didn't find the show to be that great, and since there's an abundance of opinions stating why it's good already, here's my take on why I don't think it's all that.

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