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SYNOPSIS: When mild-mannered, quiet, Kanzaki (Masatoshi Nagase, Sweet Bean, Sakuran) arrives in a sleepy Japanese town it seems like a stroke of good luck. Kanzaki is in possession of a happiness machine, which helps the user relive their happiest memories and raises their spirits. After using it on an unhappy, despondent elderly shopkeeper and restoring her good cheer, Kanzaki makes the device available to the entire town.

Japanese cult favorite director Sabu tackles themes of memory, nostalgia, and the struggle between happiness and sorrow.