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Directed by Takashi Miike
Produced by
  • Takashi Hirano
  • Toshiaki Nakazawa
  • Makoto Nakanishi
  • Kazuya Hamana[1]
Screenplay by
Based on title of the original work
by Hirotake Watanabe
Music by Koji Endo[1]
Cinematography Hideo Yamamoto[1]
Edited by Yasushi Shimamura[1]
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • July 11, 1998 (1998-07-11) (Japan)
Running time
110 minutes[1]
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Andromedia (アンドロメディア) is a 1998 Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike. featuring the Japanese musical groups Speed and Da Pump.


Hiroko Shimabukuro plays the character of Mai Hitomi, who gives her boyfriend Yuu his first kiss and is promptly hit by a truck. She is then recreated as an AI by her father, a scientist, who had completely scanned ("digitized") her before her death. The film depicts the continuing love between Yuu and the digital copy of Mai, who can only interact across the computer terminal.


Tom Mes, author of Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike described Andromedia as the "most unabashedly commercial film" Miike had made at this point in his career.[2]



Andromedia was distributed theatrically in Japan by Shochiku on July 11, 1998.[1] The film was released on DVD and VHS in Japan by Toy's Factory and in the United States by Pathfinder Pictures.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mes 2006, p. 387.
  2. ^ Mes 2006, p. 135.


  • Mes, Tom (2006). Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike. FAB Press. ISBN 1903254418. 

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