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“Deep in the Valley,” which was made in downtown Tokyo and appears to have had a budget of ¥5 plus, probably, a box of persimmons for all involved (random gifts are very downtown), is an accident. And I mean that in a good, romantic way.

There’s the romance of street punk Hisaki (a stand-out performance from Yuki Nomura) and Kaori (Mayu Sato), but also the romance surrounding the famous five-story pagoda at Yanaka Cemetery, originally built in 1644 and destroyed by fire in 1957.

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