• The World of Keiichi Hara
Mami the Psychic Ep54: Dandelion Coffee / Ep96: We are TONBI / Feature: Dancing Dolls in a Starry Sky
Director: Keiichi Hara
  • Drama
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Animation
©Fujiko-pro,Shogakukan,TV-Asahi,Shin-ei,and ADK 1988
Schedule & Ticket
10/29 21:00- (91min)
  • Talk show
Guest (tentative): Talk show: Keiichi Hara (Director)
Tickets ¥1300,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
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Dancing Dolls in a Starry Sky
41min. Color Japanese | 1988 Japan
After sensing someone in need of help, Mami discovers a small puppet theatre company about to cancel a performance at a nursery due to a shortage of manpower. Mami steps in and the performance is a success. Mami is charmed by the theatre, but even her psychic powers can't solve its members' real-life problems. Is it pointless to dream? Mami faces up to the harsh reality of the grown-up world.

Episode 54: Dandelion Coffee
25min. Color Japanese | 1987~1989 Japan
Mami visits her father's friend at Mt. Yatsugadake. She enjoys his dandelion coffee, but his son, Akihiko, wants to return with Mami to Tokyo. Mami's meddling causes a fight between the father and son, who storms out to the forest at night. Keiichi Hara wrote the original screenplay for this episode, which has a special place in his heart from among the two-year-long TV series.

Episode 96: We are TONBI
25min. Color Japanese | 1987~1989 Japan
Mami meets four students attempting to fly a man-powered aircraft by the river. Their attempt fails, but they cheerfully plan to try again despite being busy studying for exams and moving house. While they have limited time and pressing concerns, they keep trying their best. This original episode was written, storyboarded and directed by Hara himself.
Director Keiichi Hara

Born in 1959, Keiichi Hara worked on a number of hit family shows before shifting to independent filmmaking and more personal projects. Summer Days with Coo (2007) and Colorful (2010) both received awards at the Japan Academy Prize. His latest film, Miss Hokusai (2015) has gained international critical acclaim.

Staff Dancing Dolls in a Starry Sky
Original Story : Fujiko F. Fujio
Director : Keiichi Hara
Screenplay : Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director : Noriyuki Tsutsumi
Music : Kohei Tanaka

Episode 54: Dandelion Coffee
Original Story : Fujiko F. Fujio
Director : Keiichi Hara
Screenplay : Akira Okeya
Animation Director : Yoshihiko Takakura
Kohei Tanaka

Episode 96: We are TONBI
Original Story : Fujiko F. Fujio
Director/Screenplay : Keiichi Hara
Animation Director : Noriyuki Tsutsumi
Music : Kohei Tanaka
Cast Keiko Yokozawa
Hiroyuki Shibamoto
Yoko Ogai (Akari Hibino)
Hiroshi Masuoka
Yoshiko Sakakibara
91min. Color Japanese | 1988 Japan | Distributor in Japan: Toho Co., Ltd. (Mami the Psychic: Dancing Dolls in a Starry Sky)
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