With an intergalactic cast of thousands, Koji Masunari's colorfully explosive debut feature sets a new high for visual spectacle and sheer inventiveness of character design - in what has to be one of the most gleefully surreal depictions of alien life forms ever portrayed in cinema. It seems like just another lazy summer is in store for Amane and her older cousin Natsuki. Lolling about the Japanese countryside, the days are blithe and boundless. But boredom quickly vanishes when they find an injured dog in the woods and bring him back to the cabin - only to discover that he is not a dog at all, but Pochi, an alien botanist sent to Earth to track down a rare and powerful plant called Zughaan (better known to Earthlings as wasabi root).
Welcome to the space show = Uchû shô e yôkoso.
Uchû shô e yôkoso
GKIDS Films, 2010.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Title from title frames.
Originally produced by GKIDS Films in 2010.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Masunari, Koji, film director.
GKIDS Films (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst