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My Neighbors the Yamadas
Houhokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun
(Houhokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun)

1999 / Feature Film / about 104 minutes
Screenplay, direction: Takahata
Based on the manga by Hisaichi ISHII

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20000921: VHS & Region-2 DVD to be out in Japan on Nov 17, 2000
DVD will have English, French & Chinese subtitles
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Yamadas picture
Based on Hisaichi ISHII's comic strip Tonari no Yamada-kun, this film is about the daily lives of the Yamada family: Takashi and Matsuko (the father and mother), Shige (Matsuko's mother), Noboru (the son), Nonoko (the daughter), and Pochi (the family dog).The comic is currently serialized in the Asahi Shinbun (see a sample of the comic), though it has been renamed Nono-chan.

Takahata wanted "Yamada-kun" to have the art style of watercolor pictures (see above) rather than cel pictures. To achieve that, the traditional paint-on-cel techniques were replaced with digital technology. "Yamada-kun" is the first Ghibli movie to be painted and animated entirely on computers.


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