Now and Then, Here and There
今、そこにいる僕 (Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku)
Rating: 77.04/100
Type: TV
Genres: Sci-Fi , Military , Fantasy , Drama , Adventure
Start Date: 1999-10-14
End Date: 2000-01-20
Episodes: 13
Episode Length: 25 min
Total Length: 325 min
Age Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Rating: 77.04/100

Shu is a typical Japanese boy, but has an unbeatable, optimistic and determined attitude. However, when he sees a mysterious girl with strange eyes named Lala-Ru up on a smokestack, he is soon pulled into a strange desert world. Shu soon discovers the true terrors of war, which includes genocide, brutal torture, hunger, thirst, and child exploitation. Now Shu is trying to save Lala-Ru, as well as his hard earned, and often reluctant, new friends from the insane dictator, Hamdo. Whether Shu can possibly accomplish saving those he cares about while still holding up to his values remains to be seen. (Source: ANN)