The first film of a freelance director of commercial ads, 7/25 (Nana-ni-go) is the story of strange people whose destinies cross. Fumihisa is a botanist living in a northern forest. One day he learns that the wood of a special species of maple, in danger of extinction, was used to make outstanding Stradivarius cellos. Hazuki, a private investigator in Tokyo, is commissioned to catch a woman who shoplifts in a store on the 25th of each month. Hazuki is not successful with the mission assigned to him; he quits his job and goes back to his hometown only to find her there when he least expects it. Soon it will be 7/25, the 25th day of July.
Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel world that's just like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions.
A giant metal machine falls to Earth and frightens the residents of a small town in Maine in 1958, until it befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.