Futatsu no Kurumi (special)

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Alternative title:
Two Walnuts 
ふたつの胡桃 (Japanese) 
Genres: drama 
Themes: World War II 
Plot Summary:
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 
Vintage: 2007-08-15 
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
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 
Noboru Sugiyama (TV Asahi) 
Toshihide Yamada 

Editing: Hajime Okayasu 
Sound Effects: Akiko Mutou 
Eri Kitamura as Ayaka Nakanishi 
Megumi Nasu as Tomoko Saitou 

Mami Matsui as Toshiko(Tomoko's mother) 
Rica Matsumoto as Shoukichi Taniguchi 
Tomoko Kaneda as Kenta(Tomoko's brother) 
Yuki Matsuoka as Rena 

Ai Satou as Tomiko(Ayaka's grandmother) 
Yuko Nagashima as Youko(Ayaka's mother) 
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Shin-Ei Animation 
Broadcaster: TV Asahi 
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