A Cheerful Gang Turns the Earth

92 min


Elephant? That's the mouse's name?

Not a mouse.

A Djungarian hamster. Elephant.

Are you insulting me?

Let's go.

Hey you! Wait!

The cop's calling.

He's fake.

But he's wearing a uniform.

Is everyone

wearing a Santa outfit real?

Merry Christmas!

Is it that time of year?

I'm not ready yet.

I bet kids wish

everyday were Christmas.

But not the parents.

And you'd be really busy.

You're under arrest!

Officer Norio Akashima.

Hey, give that back!

Is imitating a cop a crime?

"I'm something like a cop" isn't.

"I am a cop" is.

I'm still testing those,

so hands off.

"Tanaka Store:
Quality Guaranteed"


Is this your hobby?

It's not that casual!

I'm keeping this city safe!

What if you see a bank robber?


Let's go.

See you in 330 seconds.

Where's the romanticism?

Hands up and stand slowly, please.

Yes, you too.

Get out of there.

Slowly gather in one place.

Slowly. Slowly.


At first,

time and space didn't exist.

At first,

time and space didn't exist.

However, there was an explosion

known as the Big Bang.

It was the beginning of life.

And the start of all mistakes.


That's how the universe began.

But how was it possible

without time?

Time is perceived through change.

So, time did exist

when the universe began!

59... 60...

A minute has passed now.

I'd like 4 more minutes

of your time.

Only 240 seconds,

but the possibilities are endless.

Give me the card.

What card?

The operation card.

Uh, that's not my job.

I'm new here.

Today's my child's birthday.

It was in your pocket.

Imagination is a great thing.

Don't make these

your final 240 seconds.

Make them 240 seconds

to look back upon.

Which one opens the cash box?

I don't know.


I have no idea.


I really don't know.


The key's not here.

Everything disappears.

But precious memories remain.

Speaking of great memories...

I've got an amusing one.

Magicians say,

"Snap your fingers in a fix."

When I snap,

my memory will be projected.

Impossible, you say? It's not.

9 months 21 hours 32 minutes

18 seconds ago.

Card number 115

please come to the counter.

A bomb?

What are you saying?

Hello? Hello?

Someone planted a bomb.

A bomb?

It's a bomb! A bomb!

Get out!

It'll explode in 3 minutes! Move!

The exit's not that way. Hey!

Excuse me. I need my cash.

What? We only have 3 minutes!

You're lying.

He was a human lie-detector.

But the bomb!

You said that 3 minutes,

She had a precise biological clock.

What the...

He was a gifted pickpocket!

Hey, you!

He is a master speaker,

a dreamer seeking romantic adventure.

Stop, you robber!

No, that farce

wasn't even an attempted robbery!

Robbing a bank

isn't like murder or arson!

It's a romantic adventure!

You plan devilishly

and act angelically!

It's thrilling entertainment!

When will he shut up?

I don't think even he knows.

Do you know him?

You geek!

Who are you people?

Let's go. The cops are coming.

What about the car?

It's not mine anyway.

Hey! I'll get you for this!

Now give back my wallet.

You noticed.

How'd you do that?

A token of our encounter.

Take money from where

there's a lot.

That's your "romanticism?"

This world needs romantic crimes.


Sounds like fun.

I agree.

We could do it better,

That's how we met.

Encounters are

followed by farewells.

Encounters are

followed by farewells.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Time's up.

Show's over.

Out to get us, huh?

You okay?

Just give me 19 more seconds.

You're from outer space.

I'm flattered.


But the bank will say we took 50.

So now I'm off to Mexico.


To go see

the Hikagami Impala Alexandros.

Going overseas sucks.

You guys okay?

I think I'm alive.

I'll teach that driver traffic rules!

Look out!

Kuon, you go.

No thanks.

Are you all right?

Those hyenas!

I'm glad Elephant's okay.

That mouse isn't worth 40 million.

It's a hamster.

I'm giving it to Shinichi.

Great, I'm touched.

I'm sorry. It's my fault.

No, it's not, Yukiko.

They did it.


Are you all right?

I got this.


I'm sorry.

What's wrong?

You look tired.

I'm fine.

You need energy.

Hey, where'd it go?

Here. Give me your hand.



I enjoy your lessons, Ms. Yukiko.

Careless driving.

You lost 1 point.

You make me nervous.

Oops, this wasn't the gear!

What are you doing?

Do that again and

you get a double flip.





Are the papers

for the meeting ready?


Kuon, what's wrong?

Are you okay?



Due to the recent bank robbery...

a major anti-crime campaign

will be held.

Hello everyone, this is your Mayor.

Please rest assured.

No need to fear weird bank robbers!

The city and police will hold

a crime prevention drill.

This is the safest and

most peaceful city in the world!


Mayor Saotome!

So lame.

Why do politicians

eagerly waste tax?

You eagerly waste vocabulary.

A book of my speeches

would sell like hotcakes!

Making up for your blunder?

Not a blunder. We got robbed.

Maybe someone was a traitor.

Yeah. Gangs always have traitors.

It's like, "a gun shown early on

in a film is always fired at the end."

No, wait...

So thanks to my hard work...

and your minute efforts,

we succeeded.

But boorish thugs

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Takashi Hasegawa

Takashi Hasegawa is an electrical engineer and programmer, who works at the Optoelectronic System Laboratory of Hitachi Cable, Ltd. Hasegawa graduated with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Nagoya University. As a student, he created MLVWM, or Macintosh-Like Virtual Window Manager and released the code to the public back in 1998. He was one of five developers who created the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Media Converter, in support of 10GEA's effort to standardize 10 Gigabit Ethernet. more…

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