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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)
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: 143 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: 38 votes (sub:26, dub:9, others:3
2 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
 Good: 39 votes (sub:26, dub:12, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Decent: 17 votes (sub:11, dub:4, others:2
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 So-so: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:3)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 250 users, rank: #3373 (of 9603)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.511 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.5414, rank: #1791 (of 9731)
Weighted mean: 7.479 (Good+), rank: #1753 (of 9731) (seen all: 7.48)
Bayesian estimate: 7.479 (Good+), rank: #1458 (of 7376)
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 0)
    Spring and Chaos (DVD) 2001-05-29 (from $76.81)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Shōji Kawamori
Screenplay: Shōji Kawamori
Original story: Kenji Miyazawa
Character Design: Takahiro Kishida
Art Director: Hiroshi Ōno
Animation Director: Takahiro Kishida
Sound Director: Atsumi Tashiro
Executive producer: Takao Abe
Assistant Director: Hidekazu Sato
Assistant producer: Ken Fujita
Background Art:
Akemi Arai (Studio Miho)
Emi Kitahara (Studio Fuga)
Hiroshi Ōno (Studio Fuga)
Kaoru Narasima (Studio Fuga)
Katsufumi Hariu (Studio Fuga)
Kiyomi Enomoto (Studio Fuga)
Kumiko Ōno (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 Satō (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
Shirō 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
Sound Director: John Forbes
Executive producer:
John Parker
Stuart Levy
Producer: Stuart Levy

DVD Menu Design: Rod Sampson
Packaging Design: Juliann Brown
Production Coordination: Victor Chin
Script Editing: James Klein
Sound Editor: Paul Nielson
Special Thanks To:
Atsumi Tashiro
Shōji Kawamori
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
Recording Studio: AVACO Creative Studios

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