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October 5th, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

Hinokio – Trailer 1
Hinokio – Trailer 2
(large quicktime movies, I recommend #2)

Do you want to know why the Japanese make 99% of the best technology, games, and now increasingly movies?

Watch the trailers above. Then you’ll know why.

The basics: A disabled Japanese boy attends class with the “normal” kids through a telepresence robot. Child cruelty ensues, kids learn lessons, and the robot turns into Skynet and starts killing everyone. Ok so that last part isn’t true, but this looks like an awesome movie.

Directed by Takahiko Akiyama, who was the Visual Effects Supervisor for Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (which I thought was VERY underrated).

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  1. October 9th, 2005 at 12:50 | #1

    isn’t Hinokio kind of like…ehmm..Pinocchio? Or am I just reading too far into this? 🙂

  2. October 13th, 2005 at 15:16 | #2

    Nope, you are spot-on. The director is approaching it as a modern day retelling of the story with an extra twist: The main character is already a real boy, just not to the outside world.

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