The Place Promised in Our Early Days

Against all odds, a promise will be kept.

The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)

AnimationAdventureDramaRomanceScience Fiction

The story takes place in a alternate postwar period, in 1996, where Japan is divided. Hokkaido is ruled by the "Union" while Honshu and other southern islands are under US authority. A tall tower was built on Hokkaido, which could even be seen from Tokyo. In the summer of 1996, three middle-school students make a promise that they'll cross the border with a self-constructed plane and unravel the tower's secret, but their project was abandoned after the girl, Sayuri Sawatari, became mysteriously ill and transferred to Tokyo. Years later on the brink of another war Hiroki Fujisawa finds out that Sayuri had been in coma since then, and he asks Takuya Shirakawa to help him finding a way to wake her up.

Director: Makoto Shinkai
Writer: Makoto Shinkai

Release Date: 2004-11-20
Status: Released
Run time: 91 min / 1:31
Production Companies : ADV Films, CoMix Wave
Production Country: Japan



Hidetaka Yoshioka
Hiroki Fujisawa (voice)
Masato Hagiwara
Takuya Shirakawa (voice)
Yuuka Nanri
Sayuri Sawatari (voice) (as Yuuka Nanri)
Unsho Ishizuka
Okabe (voice)
Kazuhiko Inoue
Tomizawa (voice)
Risa Mizuno
Maki Kasahara (voice)
Hidenobu Kiuchi
Arisaka (voice)
Masami Iwasaki
Emishi Seisakujo Koin / Eki Shanai Announce / Byoin Incho (voice)
Eiji Takemoto
Emishi Seisakujo Koin / TV News (voice)
Takahiro Hirano
Emishi Seisakujo Koin / Daigakuinsei (voice)
Takeshi Maeda
Daigakuinsei / Radio Hoso (voice)
Y√Ľki Nakao
Joshi Seito (voice)
Rie Nakagawa
Hiroki's Girlfriend (voice)


Directing Makoto Shinkai Director
Writing Makoto Shinkai Writer
Writing Makoto Shinkai Screenplay
Writing Steven Foster Adaptation
Production Makoto Shinkai Producer
Production John Ledford Executive Producer
Production Mark Williams Executive Producer
Sound Tenmon Original Music Composer
Camera Makoto Shinkai Director of Photography
Editing Makoto Shinkai Editor
Production Makoto Matsuda Casting

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