Now and Then, Here and There

Now and Then, Here and There (1999)

  • Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, War & Politics
  • Creator: Akitarou Daichi
  • First Air Date: 1999-10-14
  • Last Air Date: 2000-01-20
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 13
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 25 min.
  • Production Company: Anime International Company (AIC)
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Networks: WOWOW Prime
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Shu is a typical Japanese boy, but has an unbeatable, optimistic and determined attitude. However, when he sees a mysterious girl with strange eyes named Lala-Ru up on a smokestack, he is soon pulled into a strange desert world. Shu soon discovers the true terrors of war, which includes genocide, brutal torture, hunger, thirst, and child explotation. Now Shu is trying to save Lala-Ru, as well as his hard earned, and often relunctant, new friends from the insane dictator, Hamdo. Whether Shu can possibly accomplish saving those he cares about while still holding up to his values remains to be seen.

  • Keywords: dystopia, alternate dimension, water shortage, child soldier, anime
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    Now and Then, Here and There Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1999-10-14
    13 Episodes

    Now and Then, Here and There Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1A Girl Admiring the Sunset30 min
    Season 1Episode 2A Boy and a Mad King30 min
    Season 1Episode 3A Feast in the Dark30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Discord30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Murder30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Disappearance in a Sandstorm30 min
    Season 1Episode 7Night of Flight30 min
    Season 1Episode 8Two Lone Souls30 min
    Season 1Episode 9In the Chasm30 min
    Season 1Episode 10Prelude to Chaos30 min
    Season 1Episode 11Eve of Destruction30 min
    Season 1Episode 12This Bloody Earth30 min
    Season 1Episode 13Now and Then, Here and There30 min
    • Akemi Okamura

      as Shuuzou Matsutani (voice)
    • Kaori Nazuka

      as Lala-Ru (voice)
    • Azusa Nakao

      as Sara Ringwalt (voice)
    • Yuka Imai

      as Nabuca (voice)
    Sound Kazuya Tanaka Sound Director
    Art Masanobu Nomura Art Direction
    Camera Akio Saitou Director of Photography
    Directing Akitarou Daichi Series Director
    Writing Hideyuki Kurata Series Composition
    Sound Taku Iwasaki Original Music Composer
    Visual Effects Rie Nishino Character Designer
    Visual Effects Atsushi Oizumi Character Designer
    Visual Effects Rie Nishino Supervising Animation Director