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Hono Tripper
(Fire Tripper)

© 1985 Takahashi Rumiko / Shogakukan, Studio Pierrot
© 1992 Central Park Media
Color / Stereo / 50 minutes / Japanese Language / English Subtitles


No one noticed the gas leak -- certainly not Suzuko, who's distracted by her six-year old neighbour. By the time she notices the tell-tale scent, it's far too late. She can only watch in horror, as the gigantic tanks explode above her.

When she awakens, Suzuko finds herself in a devastated land, but it's not modern Tokyo. Somehow, the explosion has blown her 500 years into the past, and landed her right on top of a medieval battlefield! Life goes from bad to worse as she contends with brutal bandits, helpless peasants and amourous rescuers. Torn between conflicting loyalties, Suzuko struggles to untangle the time-lines, as she slowly comes to understand the strange force that has exiled her, and how it relates to her own mysterious past.

And then with her new home also in flames, time begins to loop back on itself! Suzuko and Shukumaru, the warrior who saves her, cope with mystery, tragedy, and disaster as time unravels amidst the roaring flames.

Combining the excitement of time travel with adventure and romance in a tightly woven story which ranks among the best Japan has to offer, Fire Tripper is one of Rumiko Takahashi's best loved stories.

cast list:

  • Suzuko: Shimamoto Sumi
  • Shukumaru: Mizushima Yu
  • Shu-chan: Tanaka Mayumi
  • Akamau: Gendo Tessho
  • Suzuko's Father: Tokuhiro Natsuo
  • Suzuko's Mother: Tsuboi Akiko
  • Village Elder: Yada Kouji

production info:

Original story by: Takahashi Rumiko Screenplay: Konparu Tomoko Character Design:Aoshima Katsumi Director: Uemura Osamu Art Director: Arai Torao Photographic Director: Fujita Masaaki Music Producer: Usami Ren
Executive Producer of English Version: John O'Donnell English Translation: William Flanagan, Pamela Ferdie

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