Birthday Boy

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Japanese: 축생일


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 2004
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Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 9 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.661 (scored by 10861,086 users)
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Ranked: #107522
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Popularity: #10944
Members: 2,113
Favorites: 2

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Korean War, 1951. Little Manuk is playing on the streets of his village and dreaming of life at the front where his father is a soldier. He returns home to find a parcel on the doorstep and, thinking it is a birthday present, he opens it. But its contents will change his life.

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Winner of the Excellence Award on the 8th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Apr 29, 2009
Preliminary (Unknown/1 eps)
During the 1950s, there was a fierce war being fought on the soil of Korea. Machine guns being fired, bombs going off, and tanks, well, doing what tanks do best: blowing stuff up. While reading that is enough to get any war maniac excited, Birthday Boy takes you on a journey through another side of war. A side that hardly ever comes to mind when you hear the word "war".

Birthday Boy starts off by showing us a young boy scavenging through a shot down fighter jet's cockpit. As he leaves the body of the war machine, we learn that the war has already left its ...
Mar 9, 2017
Rate 3
English Subtitles
Borderline of an art film rather than anime.
genres: action/slight comedy
A bad name choice for this flick. I am guessing it was called that based on a single action taken but that could have easily been taken regardless.

Simple and bland. For a child this entertainment is perfect mostly. A simple method for boredom. Adult wise we demand sauce of some kind. Food is fine plain but that added topping can be tasty. Questions that come to mind are answered.


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