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Now and Then, Here and There (今、そこにいる僕, Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku) is a Japanese anime television series conceived and directed by Akitaro Daichi, with a screenplay by Hideyuki Kurata. It premiered in Japan on the WOWOW television station on October 14, 1999, and ran until January 20, 2000. It was licensed for Region 1 DVD English language release by Central Park Media under their US Manga Corps label. Following the 2009 bankruptcy and liquidation of Central Park Media, ADV Films rescued the series for a box set re-release on July 7, 2009. However, the ADV re-release is now out of print. The series is available for purchase through iTunes, YouTube and Google Play.
Now and Then, Here and There follows a young boy named Shuzo “Shu” Matsutani who, in an attempt to save an unknown girl, is transported to another world which may be the Earth in the far future. The world is desolate and militarized, survival is a daily struggle for displaced refugees, and water is a scarce commodity.
Last night I only remember part of my last dream, which was a bit confusing at times, so my memory of the dream is incomplete; but I will try to guess what happened during certain parts.
Somehow I arrived at an airport-like building in another country, which was like a fake North Korea I guess, but I am not sure how I got there; and a few unknown people had also arrived at the same time.
The airport-like building was a huge complex where all visitors had to be checked & watched by security, so you could not leave the building unless given permission; and many people actually lived there, some were citizens of the country, and some were temporary visitors like myself.
The security looked like fake North Korean soldiers without armor, just uniforms with big hats & AK-47-like assault rifles, and they were always patrolling.
Most visitors were not allowed to stay, so they would be sent back to where ever they came from, the entrance rules to the country were very strict; so I did not expect to be allowed to stay either & I did not want to stay.
For some odd reason many citizens actually lived in the huge complex & I could see them walking around the complex doing their everyday activities, and all visitors who were allowed to stay had to wear special patches and/or clothing to identify/show their clearance; visitors had ranks, the higher the rank, the more access to the country you had.
All of this was a bit strange to me, so I followed the other new visitors closely & I talked with them mostly, one of them was a man with medium-dark brown colored skin with black colored hair who had a young daughter with him; one of the other visitors was a woman, and the rest were men.
Some or most of the other visitors with me wanted to leave too, I think, but we had to wait our turn for security to check us; and so we had to walk around wasting time until then in the main lobby, which was a huge area with lots of people, and one side of the building had huge windows that allowed you to see the border where another country was.
Out of the huge windows I saw a large field with security patrolling outside with snipers on the building, there were probably traps & land mines in the field, there was barbed wire, and a huge fence or layer of fences to prevent people from crossing the border; and on the other side of the border I saw what looked like the D Junior High School in D & the rest of that area near there, which was odd.
We walked around the main lobby talking & looking around, it was amazing to see so many people going about their everyday lives, it seemed realistic; the people & the experience was like no other dream that I can think of, it was amazing how many people were there & how creative my mind was at making these people look & act & sound real.
I can not remember a dream where I saw & heard so many people in one area, I saw people of all ages, and some were even running small shops, I think.
At some point something strange & amazing happened, I think that one of the visitors with us looked somewhat like Kim Jong-Un, and all the people & security started to follow him in awe; and people started trying to touch him or be close to him & they followed him, and so we walked closely to him hoping that since we were with him that they would let us leave the country if he ordered it.
It was a moment like only one other dream that I can remember, but there were so many people this time, that it was even more amazing & crazy; we walked next to him as people pressed against us & followed him everywhere & some of them were saying various things out-loud that sounded like a chant or chants, and the security started to help protect him.
As we were walking with him in this sea of people & security, we hoped that the security would not realize that he was not their leader, because we feared that they would kill and/or put us in jail.
It seemed that this country was under a dictatorship where the dictator or dictators had all the power & were partly worshiped as partly divine or something, because the people & security were treating him like a leader/demi-god or something.
The man tried to play the part, hoping to keep fooling the security long enough for us to escape, but something terrible happened that ruined our entire plan; our plan was to slowly walk around & have the security led us to the area where we could exit the country, and then the man would order the security to let us leave for a trip without security, and we would leave the country & not come back.
But the young daughter of one of the visitors got tired of walking after the man, and she started to complain out-loud & she said something negative about the man; it seemed that everyone was expected to follow the leader when he made public appearances like this or something & that they were not allowed to complain or say anything negative about the leader openly, and so she had unknowingly insulted the leader & broke a law.
The security arrested the young daughter (who was just a kid) & some of the other visitors & I had to stop her dad from trying to stop the security from arresting his young daughter, because we knew that we would get arrested too if we tried to stop them & we did not stand a chance against the security if we fought them in the open & so we would have to think of another way to save her later.
The man pretending to be their leader wanted to order the security to let her go, since they thought that he was their leader, but we felt that would be out of character for the real leader & that they would realize that he was not the real leader if he ordered them to break a law like that; and so we were going to have to figure out another way to save the young daughter.
Some of us did not want to leave without the young daughter, so our plan to escape was now ruined, there was a bit of a disagreement about what to do; but to some of us it was clear, none of us gets left behind & some of us were willing to risk our lives to save each other, but some of the others did not agree with us on that.
I am not sure what happened to the others who disagreed with us, but the few of us who decided to try to save the young daughter, were cleared/allowed to stay in the country & we were given a higher clearance/ranking; I guess the man with us who was pretending to be their leader, commanded that we be cleared/allowed to stay & given a higher clearance/ranking.
I remember there being a gathering in the main lobby with other high-ranking visitors who had already been given permission to stay in the country long before we ever arrived, they sat near the man who was pretending to be the leader, and I guess the man who was pretending to be the leader was having the gathering as a distraction to allow a few of us to sneak around the complex & save the young daughter.
I remember a few of the other high-ranking visitors, who had already been living in the country, were acting snobbish like they were so special or something.
I am not sure what happened next exactly, but I remember the only woman in our group and I were sneaking around the complex, since we now had a higher clearance/ranking, and most of the security was at the gathering; we were able to enter several lightly guarded areas due to our higher clearance/ranking.
At some point I remember us sneaking around areas that were mostly unguarded, and at some point we both got sniper rifles that had silencers/suppressors that reminded me of the sniper rifles on the video games Fallout 3 & Fallout New Vegas, but I am not sure if we killed some security to get the sniper rifles or not.
I remember us sneaking into a dark room that had a cinema & bar that served food & drinks, and we quietly killed several guards with our silenced sniper rifles using stealth almost like we were trained soldiers or something; and there was an important-looking woman with her female bodyguard/assistant standing in the room, but they did not know that we were killing most of the security yet.
We did not see the young daughter but we hoped that the important-looking woman knew where she was, and so we were going to take her hostage and/or question her; and so we sneaked behind the bar area.
As I lined up the woman’s bodyguard in my sights with the scope on my sniper rifle, the woman with me got caught by surprise by the important-looking woman, who had found her hiding by the bar; but she did not see me yet.
I then pointed my sniper rifle at the head of the important-looking woman, forcing her & her bodyguard to stand down, and now we had the situation under control again; and we started to talk with the important-looking woman & her bodyguard.
During our questioning of them, the important-looking woman looked very relaxed like she was in control of the situation, which I thought was strange; and so I pointed my sniper rifle at her head again to remind her that she was not in control of the situation & I hoped to prevent any possible ambushes if she had more bodyguards hiding nearby.
I am not sure who the important-looking woman was or what her position was, but she had a very high clearance/ranking it seemed, and she knew where the young daughter was; and she had the clearance to get to her location, but I did not trust her due to how she was acting so relaxed, which I thought was suspicious.
We started trying to decide what to do, we could not let the two women go free or they would probably warn the rest of the security, we could not try to take both of them hostage because it would leave us too vulnerable probably, and so we started to debate about if we should kill the bodyguard & take the important-looking woman hostage or try something else.
I did not support killing the bodyguard since she was unarmed now & she was no longer threatening us, that would be murder, and so we considered other options; but I woke up.