Welcome to the first of two trailer posts to cover a weekend where there are about thirteen new Japanese films released. I’ve mixed the films up about to place the low-budget dramas, documentaries and super-sentai shows together with the big budget anime/manga adaptations and the star studded titles so there is a nice mix of titles for everyone. There are some great titles released this weekend like Au revoir l’ete which stars the ace actress Fumi Nikaido and is going to play at this year’s Rotterdam Film Festival and lots of dramas in tomorrow’s post like Bilocation, Futaridetsukuru, and Plastic Love Story.
Japanese: ほとり の 朔子
Romaji: Hotori no Sakuko
Running Time: 125 mins.
Release Date: January 18th, 2014
Director: Koji Fukada
Writer: Koji Fukada (Screenplay)
Starring: Fumi Nikaido, Mayu Tsuruta, Kanji Furutachi, Taiga, Ena Koshino, Makiko Watanabe, Kiki Sugino
Fumi Nikaido takes the lead as a girl named Noriko who is preparing to take her university entrance exam and on the advice of her aunt Kie (Tsuruta) stays over at a relative’s house where she meets her aunt’s childhood friend Usagikichi (Furutachi), his daughter Tatsuko (Sugino) and his nephew Takashi (Taiga) who is from Fukushima. A great cast of actors and an intriguing trailer have me interested in this one.
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