Based on a novel by author-composer Naoto Kine, this 1994 feature focuses on Sixth-grader Hitomi Nozawa, a latchkey kid who wards off loneliness with Junkers, the schnauzer who talks to her (or does he?). Hitomi's executive mother works long hours, her father travels the world shooting commercials. Aside from Junkers, Hitomi's only companions are Keisuke, the tutor she has a crush on, and Fumie, the flighty maid. Hitomi's parents are contemplating a divorce, but she and Junkers intervene, bringing the story to a happy ending. Junkers Come Here is a pleasant fantasy that captures the loneliness of a girl whose parents don't realize they're neglecting her. Hiroichi Fuse's talky screenplay wears its heart on its sleeve, but the film is a pleasant fantasy with a conclusion many children will wish they could share.