By using our website, you accept and agree with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.  
Image Gallery Now Loading… Previous Next Close

Mai Mai Miracle (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

This product is temporarily out of stock
Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available for sale
Name: Email Address:
  
Important information about purchasing this product:
  • This product is accepted for return under certain conditions. For more details, please refer to our return policy.
  • This product will not be shipped to Japan.
Sign in to rate and write review
Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (1)

YesAsia Editorial Description

Based on Takagi Nobuko's award-winning autobiographical novel, writer-director Katabuchi Sunao's Mai Mai Miracle explores an adolescent friendship that echoes the works of his mentor Miyazaki Hayao. Produced by animation studio MADHOUSE (Summer Wars, Paprika), Mai Mai Miracle eschews the studio's signature fantasy style for a sentimental drama that appeals to audiences of all ages with 50s nostalgia and visually lush images of the Japanese countryside. Despite having a weak opening at the box office, positive word-of-mouth managed to spread, leading to sold-out screenings in its limited Tokyo release. In the end, the film had a rare seven-month theatrical run around Japan and won recognition at the 2010 Media Arts Festival. In addition to local acclaim, Mai Mai Miracle was also nominated for Best Animated Film at the fourth Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Set in the mid-1950s is Yamaguchi Prefecture, Mai Mai Miracle follows the adventures of Kiiko, who had just moved to the city of Hofu from Tokyo, and local girl Shinko. Living in a city filled with preserved historical monuments from the Heian period, Shinko likes to listen to stories from that period and imagine herself in them. Fascinated by Kiiko's Tokyoite ways, Shinko quickly makes friends with the new arrival, and the two get into various adventures involving a goldfish and a thousand-year-old legendary figure.

© 2010-2018 YesAsia.com Ltd. All rights reserved. This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Technical Information

Product Title: Mai Mai Miracle (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) 魔法の少女 (DVD) (中英文字幕) (香港版) 魔法の少女 (DVD) (中英文字幕) (香港版) Mai Mai Miracle (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Mai Mai Miracle (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Also known as: 魔法的少女 / 新子與千年魔法 魔法的少女 / 新子与千年魔法
Release Date: 2010-12-23
Language: Cantonese, Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital EX(TM) / THX Surround EX(TM), 6.1, DTS Extended Surround(TM) / DTS-ES(TM)
Disc Format(s): DVD, DVD-9
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 95 (mins)
Publisher: Deltamac (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1023886969

Product Information

At the same time, it was still a time when it was the "Good Old Days" with the Japanese way of respecting loyalty and compassion, caring for the neighbors, and enjoying nature were still present. The children of the town ran around energetically as the adults affectionately watched over them. The port town of Hofu in Yamaguchi Prefecture, provides the setting of this film, as a sprightly and vibrant story of a little girl's friendship, discoveries and growing-up, are subtly but powerfully portrayed through exquisite animation.

The story is based on the idiosyncratic autobiographical novel "Mai Mai Shinko," by Nobuko Takagi, winner of the prestigious literature award - Akutagawa Prize. Madhouse, one of Japan's foremost animation studios ("The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, "Paprika") put together her imaginative schoolgirl era with gifted director Sunao Katabuchi (acclaimed director of TV animation series "Black Lagoon", and assistant director of "Kiki's Delivery Serivce"), who studied under Hayao Miyazaki, into a beautiful and energetic animated film.
A heartwarming story that revolves around the friendship of a young girl is depicted in this animation that overflows with elements of fantasy.
Additional Information may be provided by the manufacturer, supplier, or a third party, and may be in its original language

Other Versions of "Mai Mai Miracle (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)"

Customers who bought "Mai Mai Miracle (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)" also bought

Customer Review of "Mai Mai Miracle (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (1)

Kevin Kennedy
See all my reviews


July 17, 2011

1 people found this review helpful

A tender-hearted treat Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
While produced by the folks at MADHOUSE, "Mai Mai Miracle" has the look and feel of a Studio Ghibli film ... and that's a very good thing. The movie tells of the blossoming friendship between Shinko, a lively girl with an active imagination, and Kiiko, a quiet, lonely girl transplanted from Tokyo to rural Hofu. Shinko loves to listen to her grandfather speak of Hofu's glorious past and the two girls bond with each other while dreaming of a friendship with the governor's daughter of the long-ago Heian era.

"Mai Mai Miracle" spins its delicate tale at a deliberate pace, weaving in themes of separation and loss. Small children may find the movie to be a bit slow and dark, but teens and adults will embrace the subtle charms of this character-driven little gem. Highly recommended.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes (Report This)
Last Winter, We Parted That is Not a Child But a Minor The 8-Year Engagement Tonight, At the Movies (Color Me True) Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters Macross Delta The Movie: Gekijou no Walkure Brave Storm
  • Region & Language: No Region Selected - English
  • *Reference Currency: No Reference Currency
 Change Preferences 
Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the features of our site, including the ability to make a purchase.