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Water Boys Standard Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
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Make way for the synchronized swimmers in the crowd-pleasing zero-to-hero youth film Water Boys! Directed by Yaguchi Shinobu (Swing Girls), this hilarious and heartwarming 2001 sports comedy about a bunch of high school boys who take up synchronized swimming received eight nominations at the Japan Academy Awards and won a Best Newcomer trophy for heartthrob Tsumabuki Satoshi (Nada Sou Sou). Water Boys not only launched Tsumabuki Satoshi to fame, it also provided a start for many other newcomer actors, most notably Hiroshi Tamaki (Nodame Cantabile, Midnight Eagle). The great success and popularity of Water Boys also inspired a spin-off television drama that eventually ran for three seasons and launched even more careers.

Swimming team member Suzuki (Tsumabuki Satoshi) has a problem: he's the only person on the team. Team membership skyrockets when the school gets a hot new coach, but it turns out she actually teaches synchronized swimming! Persuaded by her beauty, the guys clumsily give the unmanly sport a try, but she soon bails out for maternity leave. Refusing to give up, Suzuki and his remaining four teammates - Sato (Tamaki Hiroshi), Ohta (Miura Akifumi), Kanazawa (Kondo Koen, Ping Pong), and Saotome (Kaneko Takatoshi, Azumi) - enlist a wacky dolphin trainer (Takenaka Naoto, Nodame Cantabile) to be their new teacher!

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Product Title: Water Boys Standard Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles) 五個撲水的少年 Standard Edition (日本版 - 英文字幕) 五个扑水的少年 Standard Edition (日本版 - 英文字幕) ウォーターボーイズ スタンダード・エディション Water Boys Standard Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
Also known as: Waterboys Waterboys Waterboys Waterboys Waterboys
Artist Name(s): Manabe Kaori | Sugimoto Tetta | Takenaka Naoto | Hirayama Aya | Emoto Akira | Tsumabuki Satoshi | Tamaki Hiroshi | Miura Akifumi | Kaneko Takatoshi | Kondo Koen | Tani Kei 真鍋香織 | 杉本哲太 | 竹中直人 | 平山綾 | 柄本明 | 妻夫木聰 | 玉木宏 | 三浦哲郁 | 金子貴俊 | 近藤公園 | 谷啟 真锅香织 | 杉本哲太 | 竹中直人 | 平山绫 | 柄本明 | 妻夫木聪 | 玉木宏 | 叁浦哲郁 | 金子贵俊 | 近藤公园 | 谷启 眞鍋かをり | 杉本哲太 | 竹中直人 | 平山綾 | エモトアキラ | 妻夫木聡 | 玉木宏 | 三浦哲郁 | 金子貴俊 | 近藤公園 | 谷啓 Manabe Kaori | Sugimoto Tetta | Takenaka Naoto | Hirayama Aya | Emoto Akira | Tsumabuki Satoshi | 타마키 히로시 | Miura Akifumi | Kaneko Takatoshi | Kondo Koen | Tani Kei
Director: Yaguchi Shinobu 矢口史靖 矢口史靖 矢口史靖 Yaguchi Shinobu
Release Date: 2004-07-30
Publisher Product Code: TDV-2869D
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Publisher: Toho
Other Information: DVD
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003301872

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タイトル:ウォーターボーイズ スタンダード・エディション

埼玉県立川越高校の水泳部が文化祭限定で披露する男版シンクロパフォーマンスをベースに、「アドレナリンドライブ」の矢口史靖監督がコミカルかつ爽やかに映画化。 フレッシュな青春ドラマ。

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Professional Review of "Water Boys Standard Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles)"

April 3, 2006

Ninety-one minutes of wet Japanese boys: I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. For those that need further convincing, Waterboys is also piss-funny. It's a simple story, about a boys' high school swim team. Team membership goes from one to fifty when the boys find their new coach is a girl, then back to five when she wants them to do synchronized swimming. Bummer. They'll be called nancies if they succeed, and losers if they don't. If you've ever tried to stay afloat with one leg in the air, you'll know how difficult synchro is. If you haven't, I suggest you try. Then you'll appreciate these boys in their quest, a quest which includes fish-flinging, dolphin fun, a transvestite geisha club, a flaming afro, and of course the main goal of teenage boys: teenage girls. Not all the boys are girl-mad, though: one is a maths geek, another strips down to a g-string to build up some muscle, while a third harbours a secret passion for another. This film is light years ahead of the average teen comedy. There's no moral lessons, no bad guys who get humiliated, and no parents: just five Japanese boys, some fish, some dolphins, and lots of water.

8 very tight speedos out of 10

by Alison Jobling - heroic-cinema.com

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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (5)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.4 out of 10 (34)

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October 9, 2009

This customer review refers to Water Boys (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
2 people found this review helpful

Great Movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
The movie is very funny and based on a true story (which happened back in 1986). The end performance is very well done. We got the Hong Kong version, as those are way cheaper and have English subtitles.
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August 25, 2007

This customer review refers to Water Boys (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Fun family fare Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
"WaterBoys" is a sweet-natured, enjoyable comedy about a group of high school boys who join together to form a synchronized swimming team that will perform at their school's annual festival.

The film is slow to get off the ground, with the opening 20 minutes featuring too much low comedy of pratfalls and slapstick. However, once the boys begin their practices, "WaterBoys" begins to take flight.

While the film's premise is outlandish, the interactions among the ensemble cast feel genuine and it is the good nature of the kids that pulls the movie together and gets the viewer rooting for them.

"WaterBoys" is a lot of fun for the entire family. I highly recommend it.
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October 8, 2006

This customer review refers to Water Boys (Hong Kong Version)
2 people found this review helpful

it was good Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
i didn't know if i wanted to try this movie because i don't understand Japanese at all. but people keep on telling me that it's good and funny and all. i gave in and watched it and had to keep reading the subtitle. not something i like to do but under the circumstances i had to. it was good. it had its funny moments here and there. the lead actor is very young looks like a high school kid as is who is portraying. the swimming was good.
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Mika
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January 19, 2006

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Funny Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This movie was really funny. I had to get it after the first time that i saw it.
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Rin
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June 20, 2005

2 people found this review helpful

Incredible! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is such an awesome movie!
Not only was I nearly in tears from laughter the entire time, but once it was over, I had to fight the urge to watch it several more times.
You will not be disappointed by this movie, at all, it's a must see!
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