It’s an endlessly hot Japanese summer and the members of the sci-fi club are hanging around waiting out the school vacation. Slowly, small things start not making sense, until a time machine and a dork from the future arrive in their clubhouse, and all of a sudden, the time-space continuum is under threat. Of course, the nature of the threat is never exactly clear, but it will involve a lot of frantic comic complications to put things right.
Director Katsuyuki Motohiro (Bayside Shakedown), is at the top of his game here, constructing a wildly playful and unfailingly inventive film that enjoys cult status among lovers of Japanese youth comedy.
Limited first-pressing collector's booklet featuring a new essay by film writer Hayley Scanlon
Original audio commentary by director Katsuyuki Motohiro & writer Makoto Ueda with newly translated English subtitles
New interview with writer Makoto Ueda
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