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The kids aren’t quite alright. After watching his late parents go up in smoke at a crematorium, all Hikari (Keita Ninomiya) can think about is how their ashes look like the Parmesan cheese he sprinkles over his spaghetti.

On meeting fellow orphans Ikuko (Sena Nakajima), Ishi (Satoshi Mizuno) and Takemura (Mondo Okumura), he finds that they’re equally unfazed by their recent bereavements. Blame the parents. Blame society. Or blame the fact that they’re all 13 years old.

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