Spring and Chaos (movie)

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Alternative title:
Ihatov Gensou: Kenji no Haru (Japanese) 
Kenji's Spring 
イーハトーブ幻想 Kenjiの春 (Japanese) 
Genres: drama , slice of life 
Objectionable content: None 
Copyright notice: © TV Iwate, Group TAC. 
Plot Summary: Set in the beginning of the 20th century Japan, the film follows the bright and eccentric Kenji from his late student years through his adulthood. Kenji suffers the tragedy of being an artist whose art isn't recognized during his lifetime. Based on the life of the author Kenji Miyazawa, the film depicts his brief but intense existence. 
User Ratings: 141 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 12 votes (sub:8, dub:3, others:1
1 German subtitled
 Excellent: 25 votes (sub:22, dub:2, ?:1)
 Very good: 39 votes (sub:27, dub:9, others:3
2 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
 Good: 37 votes (sub:25, dub:11, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Decent: 15 votes (sub:9, dub:4, others:2
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 So-so: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:3)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 242 users, rank: #2638 (of 6495)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.518 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.5692, rank: #1257 (of 6494)
Weighted mean: 7.484 (Good+), rank: #1203 (of 6494) (seen all: 7.48)
Bayesian estimate: 7.487 (Good+), rank: #973 (of 4947)
Running time: 53 minutes 
2001-05-29 (American Release) 
Premiere date:
1996-12-14 (Japan) 
Release dates: We have 2
Ending Theme:
"アヴェ・マリア (Ave Maria)" by Shang Shang Typhoon 
Official website:
Kenjiの春 (Japanese) 
TOKYOPOP / Mixx Entertainments first licensed title and dub. 
Spring and Chaos DVD (Jan 1, 1970)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Spring and Chaos (DVD) 2001-05-29

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Shoji Kawamori 
Screenplay: Shoji Kawamori 
Original story: Kenji Miyazawa 
Character Design: Takahiro Kishida 
Art Director: Hiroshi Ohno 
Animation Director: Takahiro Kishida 
Sound Director: Atsumi Tashiro 
Cgi Director:
Shinji Nasu 
Tsuneo Maeda 
Executive producer: Takao Abe 
Assistant Director: Hidekazu Sato 
Assistant producer: Ken Fujita 
Background Art:
Akemi Arai (Studio Miho) 
Emi Kitahara (Studio Fuga) 
Hiroshi Ohno (Studio Fuga) 
Kaoru Narasima (Studio Fuga) 
Katsufumi Hariu (Studio Fuga) 
Kiyomi Enomoto (Studio Fuga) 
Kumiko Ohno (Studio Fuga) 
Masahiro Kubota (Studio Fuga) 
Yoshihiro Hirota (Studio Fuga) 
Cinematography: Hajime Noguchi 
Color Director: Miyoko Ichinose 
Editing: Masashi Furukawa 
In-Between Check: Tetsuo Hara 
Harutoshi Miyagawa (Takahashi Production) 
Hironobu Horikoshi (Takahashi Production) 
Jun Sato (Takahashi Production) 
Junko Nagai (Takahashi Production) 
Naoya Ishii (Takahashi Production) 
Shunya Kimura (Takahashi Production) 
Takahiro Shishido (Takahashi Production) 
Takeshi Ogawa (Takahashi Production) 
Tomohiro Takahashi (Takahashi Production) 
Tomoko Fukuda (Takahashi Production) 
Yasuyoshi Toyonaga (Takahashi Production) 
Yukiko Maruhashi (Takahashi Production) 
Recording engineer: Yasushi Nagura 
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi 
Special consultant to the Director:
Hiroshi Masumura 
Taijiro Amazawa 
Shirou Sano as Kenji 

Shiho Niiyama as Taichi 

Akane Tomonaga as Seito 
Chikao Ohtsuka as Father 
Hiroshi Isobe as Kana 
Keiichi Fujimura as Peasant A 
Mariko Kouda as Toshi 
Naoko Hirai as Kuni 
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Director: Stuart Levy 
Mathew Galgani 
Stuart Levy 
Sound Director: John Forbes 
Executive producer:
John Parker 
Stuart Levy 

Script Editing: James Klein 
Sound Editor: Paul Nielson 
Ron Jaxson as Kenji 

Elissa Sarna as Toshi 
Herb Mendelson as Kanai 
James Klein as
Janathan Funk as Teikichi 
Jenny Subjack as
Karen Vered as Intro Naration 
Kirk Durham as Tetsuo 
Suzan Isaacs as
Suzan Jaget as Kenji's Mother 
Wendel Kimsell as Kenji's Father 

Heather Smith as Student 
James Klein as Taichi 
Jonathan Funk as Hunter 
Neil Maclean as
Ronald Scovil Jr. as Farmer 
Suzan Isaacs as Kenji's Little Sister 
Victor Chin as Farmer 
English companies
Licensed by: Tokyopop 
Production: Tokyopop 

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