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Momoko, Kaeru no Uta ga Kikoeru yo.


Alternative Titles

English: My Sister Momoko
Japanese: もも子, かえるの歌がきこえるよ.

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 23, 2003
Producers: Magic Bus
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Book
Duration: 1 hr. 19 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.551 (scored by 410 users)
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Ranked: #14262
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Popularity: #6737
Members: 1,107
Favorites: 7
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Synopsis

Momoko, who attends a special school, is both mentally and physically disabled. Every morning she becomes peevish because she can't go to the ordinary school with her twin brother Riki. Her family soothes Momoko by singing her favorite song "The Song of Frogs."

One day, Momoko shouts encouragement to Riki who's playing dodgeball at an open classroom day and Riki's team wins the game. Ryuji, whose team lost the game, is not impressed and demands that Riki stop bringing his 'idiot sister' to school. Riki totally loses control and hits Ryuji with all his might.

The following year, an experiment in integrated education is implemented and Momoko begins to attend Riki's school. Unfortunately, her physical condition takes a turn for the worse and she's sent to a hospital. Riki and all her classmates want to cheer her up and they set a goal of winning a relay race so that they would be able to tell Momoko the good news. Meanwhile, the fastest sprinter, Ryuichi, insists that he won't be taking part in the race.

(Source: Eleven Arts)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kuramoto, Momoko
Kuramoto, Momoko
Main
Mamiya, Kurumi
Japanese
Mamiya, Kurumi
Kuramoto, Riki
Kuramoto, Riki
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
Kuroki
Kuroki
Supporting
Itou, Kentarou
Japanese
Itou, Kentarou
Reiko
Reiko
Supporting
Mizutani, Yuuko
Japanese
Mizutani, Yuuko

Staff

Shibuichi, Setsuko
Shibuichi, Setsuko
Director, Storyboard, Character Design
Shimizu, Katsunori
Shimizu, Katsunori
Sound Director
Oshima, Michiru
Oshima, Michiru
Music
Kobayashi, Shichiro
Kobayashi, Shichiro
Art Director


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"Natural (ナチュラル)" by Yuka Kanno (菅野友香)




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Maffy
Nov 20, 2015
Children’s movies almost always have this way of getting into someone’s heart, especially when the main theme is serious from the start and this particular one did not fall short to the expectations. It is a simple slice-of-life story with no real plot other than their everyday life, but so motivating at the same time.

The concept itself is quite dramatic; twins that were born early resulting in one of them getting the short end of the stick. The story is character-centered, revolving around what is important in life and how they react to differences. From little walks to the park to hospital visits to talking read more
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Lil-Bird
Mar 20, 2016
“I also cry a lot at school. But Ms. Ushizawa says that crying and laughing a lot shows that we're alive.”

When I was a child, there was a young man in my primary class at church who had cerebral palsy. I never sat next to him, I never talked to him or his family, but he was always there at the end of the front row in his wheelchair, smiling and attempting to sing along. I remember the day the teachers announced proudly he had gone on his first date (as he was sixteen at the time), and he tried to tell us through his read more
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Firechick12012
Jul 6, 2012
So yeah, after finding about this anime movie's existence a few months ago, along with Happy Birthday: Inochi Kagayaku Toki, I decided to set out and find them! The first movie I managed to find without much problems, even though the footage had Russian subs and REALLY BAD sound quality, but it was better than nothing! Not by a long shot! But Momoko? That was MUCH harder to find, even though it was made in...what? 2003? I swear, these movies are more underrated than Dog of Flanders: My Patrasche! Well, after lots of hard searching, I finally found a RAW video of the movie My read more
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lambishwolf
Apr 25, 2016
Youth, simultaneously innocent and cruel, but endlessly perseverent. This is the story of twins, born two months prematurely: Riki and Momoko, both named for the blossoming plum tree's perseverence in winter by their father, who wa inspired by the sight of it in bloom.

Despite a slow frame-rate and some sub-standard voice acting, this is a movie will surely move those who have suffered for being different, felt embarrassed (and later regretted feeling that way) by a relative who is not what society considers "normal," and for those who remember how difficult childhood can often be. The children are nine, they're still easily influenced, as shown read more
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