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Paco and the Magical Book (2008)

Pako to mahô no ehon (original title)
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Credited cast:
Kôji Yakusho ... Onuki
Ayaka Wilson ... Paco
Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Muromachi
Anna Tsuchiya ... Tamako
Sadao Abe Sadao Abe ... Horigome
Ryô Kase ... Koichi
Eiko Koike Eiko Koike ... Masami
Gekidan Hitori Gekidan Hitori ... Takita
Takaya Yamauchi Takaya Yamauchi ... Ryumonji
Jun Kunimura ... Kinomoto
Takaya Kamikawa Takaya Kamikawa ... Asano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hirohito Goto Hirohito Goto
Hikomaro Hikomaro
Shihori Kanjiya
Kaela Kimura Kaela Kimura ... Singer


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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

13 September 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Onuki: Doctor, why can't I stop crying? Since I was a child. I haven't cried a single tear. I don't know how to stop it now... If you're a doctor, please tell me. What can I do to stop it?
Asano: That's easy. If you cry a lot, it will stop.
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It's worth to watch the beautiful images and Paco's prettiness!
28 August 2019 | by Aoi_kdrSee all my reviews

Only the name of 'Tetsuya Nakajima' kept me stayed in front of the display. Honestly, I didn't enjoy the comedy part at all though.

The arrogant elderly who had the force met a girl, Paco. She couldn't her memory of only a day. Like that, the setting sounds very common. But the director rebuilt it such avant-garde well! I was fascinated with artwork and the cinematography and got why he is called 'a remarkable genius' in Japan. It's worth to watch the beautiful images and Paco's prettiness!

What does the cripple mean in his movies? I've seen it in the 'Confessions,' too. Maybe it's necessary for him. I wonder if it was inspired by Akira Kurosawa.

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