Now and Then, Here and There

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Now and Then, Here and There, Now and Then, Here and There,  Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku,  今、そこにいる僕
Premiered: Fall 1999
Aired: Oct 14, 1999 to Jan 20, 2000
Studios: AIC
Licensors: Central Park Media
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Viewed: 55
Scored: 7.69/10 (29,351 voted myanimelist)
Synonyms: Now and Then, Here and There, Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku, 今、そこにいる僕
Genres: MilitaryAdventureDramaFantasySci-Fi
Shuuzou ''Shuu'' Matsutani lives his ordinary life in peace. He has friends, a crush, and a passion for kendo. Dejected after losing to his kendo rival, Shuu climbs a smokestack to watch the sunset where he finds Lala-Ru, a quiet, blue-haired girl wearing a strange pendant. Shuu attempts to befriend her, despite her uninterested, bland responses. However, his hopes are crushed when a woman, accompanied by two serpentine machines, appear out of thin air with one goal in mind: capture Lala-Ru. Shuu, bull-headed as he is, tries to save his new friend from her kidnappers and is transported to a desert world, unlike anything he has ever seen before. Yet, despite the circumstances, Shuu only thinks of saving Lala-Ru, until he is thoroughly beaten up by some soldiers. As he soon finds out, Lala-Ru can manipulate water and her pendant is the source from which she is able to bring forth the liquid, a scarce commodity in his new environment. But now, the pendant is lost, and Shuu is the prime suspect. Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku is the haunting story of a dystopian world, and of Shuu, who has to endure torture, hunger, and the horrors of war in order to save the lonely girl he found sitting atop a smokestack. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
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Characters
Lala-Ru
Main
Matsutani, Shuuzou
Main
Nabuca
Main
Ringwalt, Sara
Main
Abelia
Supporting
Boo
Supporting
Elamba
Supporting
Hamdo
Supporting
Kazam
Supporting
Oda
Supporting
Sergeant
Supporting
Sis
Supporting
Soon
Supporting
Tabool
Supporting
Zari-Bara Doctor
Supporting
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