|Directed by||Masahiro Shinoda|
|Produced by||Fujio A. Fujiko|
|Written by||Taichi Yamada
Hyozo Kashiwabara (Novel)
|Music by||Shinichirô Ikebe|
|Edited by||Chizuko Osada|
|Childhood Days Production Committee|
|Release date(s)||August 11, 1990|
|Running time||117 minutes|
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. 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.
- Tetsuya Fujita: Shinji Kazama
- Yuji Horioka: Takeshi Ohara
- Katsuhisa Yamazaki: Futoshi Tanabe
- Noritake Kobinata: Kensuke Sudo
- Atsuko Koyama: Minako Saiki
- Shima Iwashita: Shizue Kazama
- Toshiyuki Hosokawa: Shusaku Kazama
- Choichiro Kawarazaki: Tatsuo Kazama
- Kazuyo Mita: Shige Kazama
- Nobuko Sendo: Akiko Tanabe
- Mitsue Suzuki: Maki Kazama
- Shinsuke Ashida: Principal
- Hideji Otaki: Stationmaster
- Kyosen Ohashi: Photographer
Awards and nominations
- Won: Best Picture
- Won: Best Director - Masahiro Shinoda
- Won: Best Screenplay - Taichi Yamada
- Won: Best Music - Shinichiro Ikebe
- Won: Best Art Direction - Takeo Kimura
- Won: Best Sound Recording - Hideo Nishizaki
- Won: Rookie of the Year - Tetsuya Fujita
- Nominated: Best Actress - Shima Iwashita
- Nominated: Best Cinematography - Tatsuo Suzuki
- Nominated: Best Lighting Direction - Kenichi Mizuno
- Nominated: Best Film Editing - Chizuko Osada
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- Takeshi at AllMovie
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- "少年時代(1990)" (in Japanese). www.allcinema.net. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
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