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Now and Then, Here and There (TV)

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Alternative title:
Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku (Japanese)
L'Autre Monde (French)
الآن ، وبعد ذلك ، هنا وهناك (Arabic)
今、そこにいる僕 (Japanese)
此时此刻的我 (Chinese (PRC))
超時空幻境 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Objectionable content: Significant
Copyright notice: ©1999 2001 tarty • AIC/Pioneer LDC.
Plot Summary: Shu is a typical Japanese boy, but has an unbeatable, optimistic and determined attitude. However, when he sees a mysterious girl with strange eyes named Lala-Ru up on a smokestack, he is soon pulled into a strange desert world. Shu soon discovers the true terrors of war, which includes genocide, brutal torture, hunger, thirst, and child explotation. Now Shu is trying to save Lala-Ru, as well as his hard earned, and often relunctant, new friends from the insane dictator, Hamdo. Whether Shu can possibly accomplish saving those he cares about while still holding up to his values remains to be seen.
User Ratings: 2232 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 576 votes (sub:390, dub:164, ?:5, raw:5, others:12
4 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Russian subtitled
 Excellent: 602 votes (sub:409, dub:160, raw:4, ?:3, edit.dub:1, others:25
7 Spanish subtitled
6 French subtitled
4 Portuguese subtitled
2 German subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Korean subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Turkish Sub subtitled
 Very good: 475 votes (sub:303, dub:159, ?:3, raw:2, others:8
3 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
 Good: 275 votes (sub:162, dub:101, ?:6, raw:3, others:3
2 French subtitled
1 French dubbed
 Decent: 115 votes (sub:77, dub:35, ?:2, edit.dub:1)
 So-so: 72 votes (sub:49, dub:22, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 36 votes (dub:18, sub:18)
 Weak: 30 votes (sub:21, dub:8, edit.dub:1)
 Bad: 19 votes (sub:16, dub:3)
 Awful: 11 votes (sub:8, dub:3)
 Worst ever: 21 votes (sub:18, dub:2, raw:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 3510 users, rank: #287 (of 9581)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.170 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.907, rank: #407 (of 9703)
Weighted mean: 8.135 (Very good), rank: #396 (of 9703) (seen all: 8.24 / seen some: 7.37 / won't finish: 4.26)
Bayesian estimate: 8.131 (Very good), rank: #254 (of 7285)
Running time: Half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
1999-10-14 to 2000-01-20
2008-07-29 (USA, Sci Fi Broadcast)
2008-12-08 (Canada - Super Channel)
Release dates: We have 6
Opening Theme:
"Ima, Sokoni Iru Boku (今、そこにいる僕; Now and Then, Here and There)" by Toshio Masuda (eps 01-12)
Ending Theme:
"Komoriuta... (子守歌...; Lullaby...)" by Reiko Yasuhara
Links: We have 4
News: Show:
Central Park Media (Jul 21, 2003)
Sakura Con Guests (Apr 24, 2002)
New Release Dates (Nov 7, 2001)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Anime Test Drive - 12-Pack Brick (DVD) 2003-10-28 (from $54.49)
    Now and Then, Here and There - Anime Test Drive (DVD) 2003-10-28 (from $8.94)
    Now and Then, Here and There - Anime Test Drive (DVD) 2004-12-01 (from $8.96)
    Now and Then, Here and There - Complete Collection (DVD) 2009-07-07
    Now and Then, Here and There - Discord and Doom (DVD 1) 2002-01-08 (from $2.92)
    Now and Then, Here and There - Flight and Fall (DVD 2) 2002-03-12 (from $3.34)
    Now and Then, Here and There - Conflict and Chaos (DVD 3) 2002-05-14 (from $4.29)
    Now and Then, Here and There - Collector's Artbox and Bonus Disc [Empty] (DVD N/A) 2002-02-07
    Now and Then, Here and There - DVD Collection [Collector's Series] (DVD 1-3) 2002-05-14 (from $100.00)
    Now and Then, Here and There - Discord and Doom (Dub.VHS 1) 2002-01-08
    Now and Then, Here and There - Flight and Fall (Dub.VHS 2) 2002-03-12
    Now and Then, Here and There - Conflict and Chaos (Dub.VHS 3) 2002-05-14
    Now and Then, Here and There - Box Set (Dub.VHS 1-3) 2002-05-14

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Akitarō Daichi
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
Screenplay: Hideyuki Kurata
Akitarō Daichi (ep 9)
Hiroshi Nagahama (eps 2, 7)
Iku Suzuki (ep 9)
Kenji Yamazaki (ep 10)
Kiyoko Sayama (eps 4, 9-11)
Kiyotaka Isako (ep 5)
Rie Nishino 
Tadashi Hiramatsu (eps 1, 6, 12-13)
Waruo Suzuki (ep 12)
Yoshimitsu Ohashi (eps 3, 8, 12)
Episode Director:
Hiroki Hayashi (ep 9)
Hitoshi Rokutanda (eps 11, 13)
Kenji Yasuda (ep 5)
Koichiro Sohtome (eps 3, 8)
Kunitoshi Okajima (ep 10)
Masahiko Otsuka (eps 1, 6)
Masahiro Sekiguchi (eps 2, 7)
Masayuki Onji (ep 4)
Nagisa Miyazaki (ep 13)
Tadashi Hiramatsu (ep 6)
Yoshimitsu Ohashi (ep 12)
Music: Taku Iwasaki
Original creator: Akitarō Daichi
Character Design:
Atsushi Ohizumi
Rie Nishino
Art Director: Masanobu Nomura
Chief Animation Director: Rie Nishino
Animation Director:
Atsushi Ohizumi (eps 9-10, 13)
Fumitoshi Oizaki (eps 4, 9-10)
Hiroshi Nagahama (eps 9-10)
Ichiro Ogawa (ep 5)
Kenji Yamazaki (ep 10)
Koichiro Sohtome (eps 3, 8, 12)
Masahiro Sekiguchi (4 episodes
eps 2, 7, 10, 13

Masayuki Onji (ep 13)
Rie Nishino (eps 1, 6, 13)
Takahiro Kagami (ep 11)
Waruo Suzuki (ep 10)
Yuko Kusumoto (ep 9)
Art design: Masahiro Satō
Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka
Director of Photography: Akio Saitō
Animation Cooperation: Tadashi Hiramatsu (ep 2)
Assistant Director:
Makoto Sokuza
Nagisa Miyazaki
Color design: Kumi Akiyama
Conceptual Design: Kenji Yamazaki
Effects: Minoru Yamada
General Producer: Hiroaki Inoue
Key Animation:
Akemi Hayashi (ep 7)
Aki Tsunaki (Yumeta Company; ep 11)
Akiko Nishio (eps 2, 7)
Akio Shimotsukasa (ep 2)
Akira Shinoda (eps 4-5, 9-10)
Atsushi Ohizumi (ep 13)
Chie Kokubo (Artland; eps 3, 8, 12)
Chihiro Washio (ep 10)
Daisuke Takemoto (eps 4, 9)
Daisuke Yamauchi (ep 2)
Eiichi Nanjo (Artland; ep 12)
Eiichi Tokura (ep 7)
Eiji Fukuyama (eps 5, 10)
Fujiko Aoyagi (ep 3)
Fumitoshi Oizaki (eps 1, 6, 12-13)
Fusako Aoume (ep 4)
Geisei Morita (ep 9)
Gorilla (ep 13)
Hajime Watanabe (eps 1, 13)
Hideki Ito (Artland; eps 3, 8, 12)
Hideki Samushiro (ep 1)
Hideki Shibuya (eps 1, 6)
Hideo Kawaguchi (ep 7)
Hideo Maru (ep 5)
Hideyuki Arao (Artland; eps 3, 8, 12)
Hideyuki Hamada (ep 7)
Hiroaki Hanawa (eps 4, 9)
Hiroki Ikeshita (eps 1, 5)
Hiromi Masuko (eps 1, 6)
Hiromi Okazaki (ep 2)
Hiromichi Kikuchi (Tokyo Animation Center; ep 12)
Hironori Sawada (Tokyo Animation Center; eps 3, 10, 12)
Hiroshi Nagahama (eps 12-13)
Hiroshi Shimizu (ep 1)
Hiroshi Takasaka (ep 9)
Hiroyoshi Iida (ep 9)
Hiroyuki Okuno (ep 6)
Hiroyuki Takahashi (eps 3, 6, 13)
Hiroyuki Uchida (ep 10)
Hisashi Mitsui (ep 6)
Hitoshi Saiku (ep 6)
Ichirō Iwata (ep 1)
Kaori Fujii (ep 1)
Kaori Itō (Artland; eps 3, 8, 12)
Katsuji Matsumoto (ep 13)
Kazuhiko Shibuya (ep 13)
Kazuhiro Koyama (ep 13)
Kazuhiro Takamura (ep 6)
Kazuki Miura (ep 5)
Kazuko Maejima (ep 3)
Kazunori Takahashi (Yumeta Company; ep 11)
Kazuo Inoue (ep 4)
Kazuyuki Ikai (ep 10)
Kei Oikawa (ep 2)
Kei Yamada (Artland; eps 3, 8, 12)
Keiichi Sasajima (ep 13)
Kenichi Yamaguchi (ep 1)
Kenji Nanjou (ep 5)
Kiminori Sugawara (ep 2)
Kiyomi Masuda (eps 3-4, 12)
Koichi Hoshino (Yumeta Company; ep 11)
Koichi Imano (ep 6)
Kōji Kawaguchi (ep 4)
Kosuke Machida (ep 5)
Kumiko Yuki (ep 10)
Kyoko Sugiyama (eps 2-3, 7)
Kyota Washikita (ep 9)
Maki Fujioka (Yumeta Company; ep 11)
Maki Fujita (ep 9)
Makoto Itō (ep 9)
Mari Nakatani (eps 1, 6)
Masafumi Yamamoto (ep 2)
Masahiro Kase (ep 1)
Masaki Hinata (Artland; ep 8)
Masaki Tamakoshi (ep 13)
Masaki Yamada (ep 1)
Masao Takeda (ep 4)
Masaru Koseki (Artland; eps 3, 8)
Masaru Oshiro (eps 6, 13)
Masashi Kudo (Artland; eps 3, 8, 12)
Masashi Wakayama (ep 2)
Masaya Tanaka (ep 12)
Masayoshi Tanaka (Artland; ep 12)
Masayuki (ep 1)
Masayuki Fujita (ep 13)
Masumi Hattori (Studio Mark; eps 3, 12)
Megumi Kagawa (ep 1)
Michio Satō (ep 9)
Mieko Takahashi (ep 1)
Minoru Katagai (ep 5)
Mitsuko Ohya (ep 7)
Motoki Yagi (ep 10)
Naomi Satō (eps 1, 6)
Naoto Hosoda (ep 2)
Noboru Sugimitsu (Artland; ep 8)
Nobuaki Shirai (Artland; ep 8)
Nobuko Yukawa (ep 13)
Noriyoshi Yamazaki (Yumeta Company; ep 11)
Rie Kaneko (eps 5, 10)
Rie Nishiyama (ep 2)
Rion Kujo (ep 10)
Ryō Watanabe (ep 5)
Sanae Nakajima (ep 10)
Satomi Matsuo (ep 1)
Satoshi Takahashi (ep 2)
Sawako Yamamoto (eps 1, 13)
Shigeki Mizushima (eps 1, 5)
Shigeki Sato (ep 10)
Shigenobu Nagasaki (eps 6, 13)
Shigenori Taniguchi (ep 5)
Shigeru Kimishima (ep 12)
Shin Ōnuma (ep 9)
Shinichi Toda (Artland; eps 3, 12)
Shinichi Yoshino (ep 1)
Shinji Tanaka (ep 7)
Shiro Kikai (ep 13)
Shiro Shibata (ep 6)
Sushio (ep 1)
Tadashi Hiramatsu (eps 1, 6)
Taeko Oda (eps 2, 7)
Takaaki Wada (ep 13)
Takahiro Honma (Yumeta Company; ep 11)
Takanori Suzuki (ep 2)
Takao Takegami (ep 10)
Takayuki Satō (Tokyo Animation Center; ep 12)
Takehiro Shiina (ep 2)
Tamami Yamada (ep 1)
Tarō Koizumi (ep 5)
Tetsu Honda (ep 9)
Tomoaki Chishima (ep 13)
Tomoko Koyama (ep 9)
Tomoko Tanaka (ep 5)
Tomoyuki Kitamura (Studio Mark; eps 3, 12)
Tōru Yoshida (ep 1)
Toshiaki Kanbara (ep 3)
Toshinori Watanabe (Studio Mark; eps 3, 12)
Toshio Ishizaki (ep 1)
Tsuyoshi Konakawa (5 episodes
eps 1, 3, 6, 12-13

Waruo Suzuki (ep 12)
Yasutaka Hanabusa (ep 1)
Yayoi Fujino (ep 9)
Yoshiaki Itō (ep 5)
Yoshikazu Shimazu (ep 4)
Yoshinori Takahashi (ep 4)
Yoshitaka Katō (ep 3)
Yū Yoshida (Studio Mark; eps 3, 12)
Yūdai Suzuki (ep 6)
Yuichiro Miyake (eps 2, 7)
Yuji Koumi (ep 3)
Yuji Nakao (ep 7)
Yūji Takahashi (eps 7, 13)
Yuka Kudō (eps 1, 6, 13)
Yukiko Ban (ep 1)
Yukimaro Ōtsubo (ep 10)
Yūko Kiyoshima (eps 7, 13)
Yumi Kusakabe (ep 1)
Yumiko Ishii (ep 5)
Yumiko Kinoshita (eps 4, 9)
Yuri Inoguchi (ep 9)
Yusuke Yamauchi (Studio Mark; ep 12)
Music producer: Keiichi Nozaki
Production Advancement: Tomoaki Mera (ep 5)
Recording: Yasushi Nagura
Theme Song Arrangement: Toshio Masuda
Theme Song Composition:
Hitoshi Komuro (ED)
Toshio Masuda (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics: Hitoshi Komuro (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Reiko Yasuhara (ED)
Akemi Okamura as Shuzo "Shu" Matsutani
Kaori Nazuka as Lala-Ru

Akio Suyama as Tabool
Azusa Nakao as Sara
Kōji Ishii as Hamdo
Reiko Yasuhara as Abelia
Yuka Imai as Nabuca

Ayaka Saitō as Soon
Chafūrin as Shu's father (ep 1)
Fumihiko Tsuburaya as Captain (ep 6)
Hiroko Konishi as Shu's Younger Sister (ep 1)
Hisanori Nemoto as Villager B (ep 6)
Hisoka Yamamoto as Elamba
Kazumi Okushima as
Child soldier
Ken Shiroyama as Village Headman (ep 6)
Kenji Nomura as
Soldier (ep 13)
Villager A (ep 6)
Villager C (ep 10)
Maki Mizuma as Child
Masaya Hashimoto as
Soldier (ep 13)
Villager A (ep 10)
Masuo Amada as Soldier (ep 6)
Mayumi Asano as Child Soldier B (ep 13)
Takako Honda as
Child soldier
Child Soldier A (ep 13)
Takuma Takewaka as
Villager B (ep 10)
Tomo Saeki as Buzz
Tomoko Ishimura as Oda (ep 1)
Toshihide Tsuchiya as Soldier
Yoshiko Okamoto as Shu's Mother (ep 1)
Yūichi Nagashima as Zari Bars Doctor (eps 10-11)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: AIC
Backgrounds: Bihou, Inc.
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Pioneer LDC
Recording Studio:
AVACO Creative Studios
Sound Effects: Rakuonsha
Sound Production: Aquatone
撮影: Ace Creation
English cast
English staff
Translation: Katsuho Shimoharu
Executive producer:
Joey Goubeaud (ADV re-release)
John Ledford (ADV re-release)
John O'Donnell
Dubbing Supervision: Tom Wayland
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes (ADV re-release)
DVD Coordination: Ross Lefko
DVD Menu Design:
Domenick DiPietrantonio
Larry Koteff (ADV re-release)
DVD-ROM: Michael Chin
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams (ADV re-release)
Mix Engineer: Dan Rich
Motion Graphics:
Justin Sevakis
Tim Werenko
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff (ADV re-release)
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud (ADV re-release)
Script Adaptation:
Anthony Salerno
Dan Rich
Ed Paul as Shuzo "Shu" Matsutani
Lisa Ortiz as Lala-Ru

Crispin Freeman as Tabool
Dan Green as Nabuca
Dana Halsted as Abelia
Jack Taylor as King Hamdo
Kayzie Rogers as Sara Ringwalt
Rachael Lillis as

Anthony Salerno as
Frank Frankson as Oda (ep 1)
Henry Tenney as Captain (ep 6)
J. David Brimmer as Drillmaster
Kerry Williams as Soon
Scottie Ray as

English companies
5.1 Surround Mix: Matlin Recording, Inc.
Anime Selects
AXN Asia
Sci-Fi Channel (Ani-Monday)
Super Channel
Syfy (Ani-Monday)
Siren Visual (Australia)
U.S. Manga Corps
Dubbing: Taj Studios Inc.
DVD Authoring: Masterdisk
DVD Production: Amusement Park Media (ADV re-release)
Internet Streaming:
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Central Park Media
Recording: Sonomat, Inc.
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Jean-Yves Brousselle

Theme Song Performance: Peggy Ngo Yanga (ED)
French companies
Broadcaster: Gong (from 10 April 2010)
Distributor: Déclic Images
Dubbing: Studio Lincoln
German staff
German cast
German companies
Kazé Germany (now)
Chinese (PRC) staff
Chinese (PRC) companies
Internet Streaming: bilibili
Chinese (PRC) cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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