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The students of Tomobiki are working long hours and preparing feverishly for tomorrow, when the student fair finally will begin. It has been a long, difficult job, and everyone is relieved, knowing it will soon be done – but there’s a catch. They soon discover that days, possibly weeks have passed, yet they never reach tomorrow, and the student fair still has not begun. As they desperately try to discover what is happening to their world, their beliefs on reality and the world of dreams are radically challenged. Is the gang doomed to repeat the same day for the rest of their lives?
When you take the cast of a beloved series, and place them in a unique situation, that feels right out of a Twilight Zone episode you get these two movies.
The animation is higher caliber, the story is complex and tight and there is a mystery in both.
Do you need to see the series to understand them? Not totally. Would it help? Kinda, BUT
Only in the case for Suzumiya. In the case of Urusei Yatsura, just understand it was a much zanier comedy than the movie beautiful Dreamer is. This is why the incidents seem so odd to the cast.
Suzaku High School student and problem kid Ryu Yamada is in a bad mood after being chewed out again by the teacher today. As if his day couldn’t get any worse, he falls down the top of the stairs with honor student, Urara Shiraishi! When he comes to, he’s switched bodies with her! Two people who couldn’t be more opposite from each other find themselves running around the school in each other’s bodies! All from a kiss! The problems don’t stop there in this school romantic comedy that starts with a kiss! The non-stop fun has only begun!