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Futatsu no Kurumi (special)
Themes: World War II
Ayaka Nakanishi is an ordinary twelve year old girl walking Ryan, her german shephard, when heavy rain obliges her to seek refuge inside a telephone booth. The storm causes a strange phenomenon that sends both Ayaka and her dog back in time to March 7th, 1945.
While Ayaka Nakanishi is out walking her dog it starts to rain and thunder. She seeks refugee in a phonebooth. A lightning strikes and sends her and her dog back to 1945 World War II 3 days before a big bombing. She quickly learns that dogs are taken away to be used for the war. She gets help to escape by Tomoko Saito and Shoukichi Taniguchi whom she quickly befriends and lives with. The kids are saved by the dogs when 3 men tries to rob them, but soon after the dog catchers finds them. Later the kids frees all the dogs, but are recognized. The day of the bombing arrives and only Ayakas knowledge of history saves her and Tomoko as they seek refugee in Hourinji temple.
Running time: 55 minutes
'07戦争童話 ふたつの胡桃 (Japanese)
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Chief Director: Tetsuo Yasumi
Director: Minetarō Hirai
Screenplay: Tetsuo Yasumi
Music: Masae Sagara
Character Design: Junichi Seki
Art Director: Shinji Kawaai
Animation Director: Masae Ōtake
Sound Director: Akira Ookuma
Director of Photography: Kōichi Yanai
Editing: Hajime Okayasu
Sound Effects: Akiko Mutou
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