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5 college boys, Takuma, Masaru, Shunsuke, Atsushi and Daigo all belong to sci-fi club, but they are not interested in science at all. They usually just hang around, play baseball or card, or take bath at the public bath. One day, they accidentally spill Coke on the remote controller of the air-conditioner. In the sweating bath-like clubroom, suddenly a time machine appears. Eventually, they decide to go back to "yesterday" to bring the remote-controller. The mission ought to be quite easy, however, gradually they come to be worried. "What if we change the past? Aren't we going to disappear like in movies?" Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 11, 2005
  • Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 322 users)
  • Ranked: #5698
  • Popularity: #10551
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Rewatch Value 9.0
I laughed at the absurdity of it all and mourned the utmost mundane in life. Are we just machines that are constantly aiming for a timely deadline? Can a glimpse of summer brighten our blues?

This was truly a light and uncomplicated take regarding the time travel theme. In spite of its absurdist comedy performed by its stupidly quirky characters, it turned out to be more clever. Without it being too straightforwardly philosophical, the subtlety of its dialogue suggested otherwise.

"Isn't it more logical to think everything's decided from the start?"

"Can one change their name?"

There's the philosophical, theological, and scientific musing going between these two conclusions from two different characters: Predestination vs. Free Will. Personally, I think that both concepts are two sides of the same coin. Both are true, co-existing, and complementary of each other. Just as how we are both made of objective truths and subjective ideas. So, keep laughing at the absurdity of it all and mourning the mundane. As time is an unstoppable force that always comes and goes, yet, there is summer that can also be an enforceable idea and a state of mind.


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S U M M E R
a bleary breeze blew
in the town of indie bliss
where nights disappeared

T I M E
you were born to kill
and also to die daily
yet, alive always

M A C H I N E
in copper and gold
of sweats, and tears, and of blood
the crude have no soul

B L U E S
tender angel hues
melancholic violets
serene violence

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  • Movie: Summer Time Machine Blues
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jul 11, 2005
  • Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 322 users)
  • Ranked: #5698
  • Popularity: #10551
  • Watchers: 656

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