Original title: From! From! From!
Characters: Miyu Kozuki, Kanata Saionji, Lou, BauMiau, Cristine "Cris" Hanakomachi, Momoka Hanakomachi, Aya Konishi, Nanami Tenchi, Santa Kurosu, Nozomu Hikarigaoka, Mikan Yamamura, Miki Kozuki, Yu Kozuki, Hosho Saionji, Hitomi Saionuno, Mr. Yaboshi
Author: Mika Kawamura
Regia: Hiroaki Sakurai
Year: March 28 2000
Broadcast in Italy: September
Episodes: 78 mm
Duration: 22 minutes
Recommended age: Children from 6 to 12 years old
The cartoon UFO Baby, taken from the funny Japanese manga From to! From to! From to! Ufo Baby (written and drawn by Kawamura Mika), Was made by the director Hiroaki Safuri and sent to Japan by Nippon animation, in Italy we can see it from Monday to Friday on Raidue at 9,05 am. The story revolves around two teenagers Miyu, nice and pretty thirteen year old, and Kanata, her peer with whom she will soon fall in love. Following the life choices of their respective parents, the two young people will find themselves having to live under the same roof; here someone very particular will fall into their lives, bringing you confusion and greater responsibility, but also a lot of joy and friendship. It all starts when Miyu's parents leave for America to work as researchers at NASA. In order not to uproot the girl from their environment they entrust her to their dear friend Saionji, Buddhist monk and father of Kanata. Soon Mr. Saionji, immersed in the fumes of spirituality and contemplation, leaves for a pilgrimage to India, leaving the two young men to look after themselves; but here is an extraordinary day something extraordinary happens: Miyu and Kanata astonished they witness the landing of a UFO, with the alien-child on board ruy (Lou) and her cat Wannya
(Baumiao), who for the occasion plays the role of the nanny. Immediately, little Ruy will call the two boys mom and dad, and they will behave as such for the entire time that the baby-alien will remain on earth (that is, for a whole year). Between school commitments, friendships, first loves and everything that characterizes the adolescent age, the two thirteen-year-olds will be intent on taking care of the little alien, but above all on hiding his identity and his magical powers. The result will be the establishment of a somewhat bizarre family, but also very united and close-knit. The moment of greatest solidarity and friendship occurs during the preparations for the school play at the end of the year:
there it turns out that Ruy is actually an alien and at the same time that his real parents are in serious danger because their spaceship is about to be sucked into a black hole. Only the rice balls prepared by Miyu and Kanata can save them! And these, thanks to the help of all their friends will succeed in the enterprise; thanks to this Ruy will embrace his parents again and, gratefully, will create the conditions for Kanata to reveal his love to Miyu: the two will marry and have a beautiful little girl with blue eyes, for whom fate will reserve many surprises Seeing is believing ;-) The animation of Ufo Baby follows a simple and light style, particularly suitable for the youngest viewers. Overall enjoyable and fun in dealing with important issues such as the value of family and friendship.
Review by Helga Corpino
From to! From to! From to! Ufo Baby is copyright Kawamura Mika - Nippon Animation. All rights reserved.