PG | | Drama
Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.
Shinkansen wanted to make a movie to promote their bullettrains. They approached Koreeda, an avid trainlover. He came up with this movie.
Ryu's three friends would all appear to be girls, including not just obviously Megumi and Kanna but also Rento. Yet Rento is referred to late in the film as "he" and "him" in what seems to be a mistaken translation or identification in the subtitles. Study Rento's clothing throughout the film and Rento is dressed like a girl, with feminine knee-high knickers, a low-cut top after swimming, generally feminine colors in her garb, a polka-dot blouse, and generally girlish facial characteristics.
$10,919 13 May 2012