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Now and Then, Here and There

Alt titles: Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku

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Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.

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Name Role
Rie NISHINO Character Design
Atsushi OHIZUMI Character Design
Akitaro DAICHI Director
Taku IWASAKI Music
Kazuaki MORIJIRI Producer
Shouchi KUMABE Producer

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Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Now and Then, Here and There VivisQueen 9/10 Jan 8, 2010
Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku VivisQueen 9/10 Jan 8, 2010
Now and Then, Here and There Ultima 7.8/10 Nov 23, 2004
Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku Ultima 7.8/10 Nov 23, 2004

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Now and Then, Here and There Darkhallows 7/10 Jun 12, 2013
Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku Darkhallows 7/10 Jun 12, 2013
Now and Then, Here and There flood9710 4.5/10 Aug 30, 2012
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Both are shows that show the limits of how distrubing a series' world can be. While Now and Then has more social commentary, and Deadman has more gore, they both have really dark worlds, and will keep you watching to see how much more hellish the show gets.

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If you liked one, you'll definitely like the other. Both shows have VERY similar protagonists and display an insanely cruel world. There are many characters within both animes that have surprisingly similar characterisitcs. The torture methods and punishments are far more brutal in Deadman Wonderland while Now and Then, Here and There displays a stronger connection with the characters and makes tragedy far more emotional.

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