Animated Classics Of Japanese Literature: Botchan/Student Days
Original Title: Seishun Anime Zenshu
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1986
Directors: Akiko Matsushima, Eisuke Kondo
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 719987-227521
Running time: 1:12 (72 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, [Color status unset], 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: February 11, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#20)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 19, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
Botchan: Parts 1 & 2
by Soseki Natsume
Soseki Natsume (1867-1916) is considered one of the pioneers of modem Japanese literature. His sparse literary style highlights tales of a world in flux, as common men struggle to retain their morality in times of modernization.
A Tokyo teacher moves to an isolated town, where he is tormented by the local students and faculty alike. Hilarity abounds as he struggles to adapt and learns a few surprising lessons about himself.

Sudent Days
by Kume Masao
Kume Masao (1891-1952) was a student of the great Soseki Natsume at Tokyo University. He became a prolific novelist, playwright, and literary critic, and devoted much of his life to improving the state of art and theater in Japan.
Young Kenkichi is determined to enter a prestigious school. He sacrifices every waking hour to his studies, but at what cost?
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Genres
Anime
Drama
Classic
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Nippon Animation
Media Companies:
 • Central Park Media
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
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 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Author Biographies
Crew
Direction
Akiko Matsushima....Director
Eisuke Kondo....Director
Writing
Shozo Matsuda....Screenwriter
Masao Kume....Original Material By
Soseki Natsume....Original Material By
Akira Miyazaki....Screenwriter
Music
Junnosuke Yamamoto....Composer
Hideo Shimazu....Composer
Cast
Yoshito Yasuhara....Botchan
Sh˘z˘ Iizuka...."Porcupine" Hotta
Tadashi Nakamura....Red Shirt
Takuz˘ Kamiyama....Principal "Badger"
Sanji Hase...."Buffoon" Yoshikawa
Kenichi Ogata....Antique Dealer Ikagin
Hisako Ky˘da....Kiyo
Kumiko Takizawa...."Madonna" Toyama
Kazuo Hayashi...."Weakling" Koga
Keiko Hanagata....Mrs. Hagino
Ikuo Nishikawa....Student
Yoku Shioya....Student
Kenichi Ono....Student
Shinya ďtaki....Student/Ricksaw Man/Tanaka
Hiroko Nishi....Clerk
Midori Kiuchi....Narrator
Kayoko Fujii....Sumiko
Ryusei Nakao....Kenkichi
Masami Kikuchi....Kenji
Masako Ikeda....Sister
Kan Tokumaru....Brother-in-Law
Yuzuru Fujimoto....Principal
Hirotaka Suzuoki....Sato
Naoki Tatsuta....Matsui
Takur˘ Kitagawa....Proctor