Childhood Days

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Childhood Days
Childhood Days.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Masahiro Shinoda
Produced by Fujio A. Fujiko
Written by Taichi Yamada
Hyozo Kashiwabara (Novel)
Starring Yuji Horioka
Tetsuya Fujita
Music by Shin’ichirō Ikebe
Cinematography Tatsuo Suzuki
Edited by Chizuko Osada
Childhood Days Production Committee
Distributed by Toho
Release dates
August 11, 1990
Running time
117 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Childhood Days (少年時代 Shōnen jidai?, aka Takeshi - Childhood Days) is a 1990 Japanese film directed by Masahiro Shinoda. It was chosen as Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony.[1] It was based on a Manga of the same name by Fujio A. Fujiko.


A story of childhood life during wartime Japan. Takeshi, the intelligent son of a fisherman, is the schoolyard bully. When his cousin comes to stay with his family to avoid bombing raids, Takeshi at first treats him well, then begins bullying him too. Takeshi eventually loses his position of leadership.[2]



Awards and nominations[edit]

14th Japan Academy Prize[3]


  1. ^ "Awards for Shonen jidai (1990)" (in Japanese). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  2. ^ Based on Takeshi at AllMovie
  3. ^ "第14回 日本アカデミー賞". Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 20 March 2009. [dead link] (Japanese)

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