MacArthur's Children

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Setouchi shonen yakyu dan
MacArthur's Children press kit.jpg
press kit cover
Directed by Masahiro Shinoda
Produced by Masato Hara
Written by Yū Aku (novel), Takeshi Tamura
Music by Shinichirō Ikebe
Cinematography Kazuo Miyagawa
Edited by Sachiko Yamaji
Release date
  • 23 June 1984 (1984-06-23)
Running time
125 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

MacArthur's Children (瀬戸内少年野球団, Setouchi Shōnen Yakyū-dan) is a 1984 Japanese film. Describing the impact of the United States' occupation of Japan from the perspective of the inhabitants of a small, rural island community, the film featured the big screen debut of actor Ken Watanabe.

The film was selected as the Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]



Filmed on Manabeshima, a small island fishing community in the Kasaoka Islands, of Okayama Prefecture on the Seto Inland Sea.

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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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