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Kikansha Sensei - Special Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
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Kikansha Sensei, based on the popular novel by Ijuin Shizuka, is an inspiring movie about a teacher and his young students. The setting of the story is a small island in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea.

Sakaguchi Kenji, the star of the film, is an actor and model whose popularity has been on constant rise, having appeared in various commercials and television dramas like hit series Pride. In his big screen debut, Sakaguchi takes on an extremely difficult role and handles it with poise and passion. The director is Hiroki Ryuichi, whose 2003 masterpiece Vibrator won five awards at the Yokohama Film Festival, including one for co-star Terajima Shinobu. Kikansha Sensei gives Hiroki, known for his mastery of direction, an opportunity to explore new territories of the human condition. It also gives Hayashi Asuca, an incredible 14-year-old, a chance to showcase her talent performing the theme song. Hayashi’s powerful female vocals flowing in the background enhance the thalassic beauty of Inland Sea and island chains.

The story takes place sometime in the late 50’s to early 60’s. One day, a young man named Yoshioka Seigo (Sakaguchi) arrives at the only elementary school on a small island in the Seto Inland Sea to become a temporary teacher. When the kids encounter their new burly teacher and discover that he is a mute, they quickly tag him with the nickname “Kikansha Sensei (Teacher Locomotive).” Initially, many of the grownup islanders are wary about hiring the mute teacher; but the kind-hearted Yoshioka slowly gains the acceptance of the adults and the love of the children. However, one day, tragedy strikes...

This DVD package includes bonus featurettes such as the making of the film and commentary. It also comes with a specially designed postcard.

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Product Title: Kikansha Sensei - Special Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles) 機關車先生 - Special Edition (日本版 - 英文字幕) Kikansha Sensei - Special Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles) 機関車先生 スペシャル・エディション スペシャル・エディション Kikansha Sensei - Special Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
Artist Name(s): Baisho Mitsuko | Otsuka Nene | Sakaguchi Kenji | Sakai Masaaki | Tokui Yu | Chihara Seiji | Ibu Masato | Shofukutei Matsunosuke 倍賞美津子 | 大塚寧寧 | 阪口憲二 | 堺正章 | 德井優 | Chihara Seiji | 伊武雅刀 | 笑福亭松之助 倍赏美津子 | 大冢宁宁 | 阪口宪二 | 堺正章 | 德井优 | Chihara Seiji | 伊武雅刀 | 笑福亭松之助 倍賞美津子 | 大塚寧々 | 坂口憲二 | 堺正章 | 徳井優 | 千原靖史 | 伊武雅刀 | 笑福亭松之助 | 佐藤匡美 | 森田直幸 | 吉谷彩子 Baisho Mitsuko | Otsuka Nene | Sakaguchi Kenji | Sakai Masaaki | Tokui Yu | Chihara Seiji | Ibu Masato | Shofukutei Matsunosuke
Director: Hiroki Ryuichi 廣木隆一 广木隆一 廣木隆一 Hiroki Ryuichi
Release Date: 2004-12-21
Publisher Product Code: BBBJ-5551
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Japanese
Place 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?
Other Information: DVD
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003881874

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タイトル:機関車先生 スペシャル・エディション







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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)


December 21, 2004

My impression Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I am the first one to leave comment for this movie? OK. The story plot is very touching. It has demonstrated how powerful it is when a teacher can link his/her heart with the students. It is more than just speech can do. My girlfriend is studying education at UBC, and she often loses confident when speaking in front of students. I bought this movie for her as a Xmas gift (I am not trying to be cheap here but it is just too suitable for her)and hope she would like it and be encouraged by this storyline and Kikansha Sensei, and become more confident as she walkes along the road of becoming a great teacher.
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