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Happy Birthday: Inochi Kagayaku Toki

Alternative Titles

English: Re-Birthday
Japanese: ハッピーバースデー 命かがやく瞬間


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 27, 1999
Producers: Magic Bus
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 19 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.341 (scored by 842 users)
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Ranked: #23322
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Popularity: #7217
Members: 2,337
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After being abused by her mother physically and mentally Asuka gets taken in by her grandparents. Slowly she learns her own worth as a human being and overcomes many obstacles.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Dezaki, Satoshi
Suzuki, Mitsuru
Key Animation
Takahashi, Atsuko
In-Between Animation
Nakajima, Yuuki

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"TRUE SONG" by Izumi Katou (加藤いづみ)

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Jul 6, 2012
Firechick12012 (All reviews)
I can't believe I never knew of this thing's existence until JUST now! I seriously can't believe it! Where has this movie been all my life?! This thing is just amazing! Wonderful, sublime, awesome, tear-jerking, emotional, beautiful, heartbreaking, I'm running out of adjectives! Worst of all, WHY IS THIS THING NOT SUBBED YET?!? Well, Licca Subs seems to have interest in subbing it, but they better do so once they have time, because this anime movie NEEDS a sub! How did I see this, you ask? Well, the only footage of this movie I could find was from a Russian fansub group, and I don't read more
May 15, 2013
danus_au (All reviews)
You owe it yourself to watch this movie. I agree with most of what the previous person stated in their review.

I find it sad that a movie of this quality (ignoring the animation and sound issues) can go unnoticed and unappreciated for so long.

This English sub is quite good, again the animation and sound are not the best, but I think anyone who really loves Anime and wants to see everything Japan has to offer should watch this.

My personal opinion (keep in mind it is my opinion) is that if someone re-made this movie for western audiences it would be very well received.
Jan 25, 2018
OnegaiSensei666 (All reviews)
It's needless to say that i cryed and got a lot of cold shivers through spines from this movie. So if you are in any case reading this before movie, i should warn you that it's so sad. My eyes were watery 15 mins intro movie, so i had to pause it for 5-10 minutes.

Story: We all got through some trouble in our lifes ( well someone didn't ) , wheter it's family problems or school problems or anything similar to that. This is exactly about that. If you ever felt like a leftout that no one cares about, this story is right for read more


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