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Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku

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Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku

Now and Then, Here and There (今、そこにいる僕 Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku) is a thirteen episode anime series directed by Akitaro Daichi and written by Hideyuki Kurata. The story was originally conceived by director Akitaro Daichi It premiered in Japan on the WOWOW television station on October 14, 1999 and ran until January 20, 2000. It was licensed for Region 1 DVD English language release by Central Park Media under the US Manga Corps banner.


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 explotation. 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.


The show was generally well received. stated Now and Then, Here and There is "a wonderfully scripted show, where each line of dialog seems to be said with some larger purpose behind it." Of the events of war, the show continues a "devastating and brutal feel throughout.". Commenting on the realism of the show, reviewer Chris Beveridge stated "The story doesn’t flinch from putting people into the situations and resolving them in a way that they’d likely play out in real life." stated the show was "a cruel series with a kindhearted message" that contrasted brutality with a greater message. The review further mentioned: 

"Never before in anime have I seen a dead cat used as a motif and a metaphor. But like so many aspects of Now and Then, Here and There, this unusual artistic decision is a startling, effective and chilling one"

J!'s Dennis A. Amith stated Now and Then, Here and There is an anime series that shows a perspective of war through the eyes of a young teen. The savagery, the brutality, and how even through darkness hope can go a long way. A riveting anime series that is worth watching and even worth owning!"

Go check it out ;)

It's worth it.

owh, and if anyone knows where i can download

 the full soundtrack and episodes please tell me k :)

*info all taken from wikipedia muahahahaha



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