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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Kanjiya Shihori & Daitou Shunsuke to star in new movie "Boukyou"

Kanjiya Shihori and Daitou Shunsuke will be starring in the new real-life adaptation movie "Boukyou" based on Minato Kanae's same-titled novel which won the 65th Nihon Suiri Sakka Kyoukaisho Short Story category and is set at Minato's hometown in Innoshima. Of the six stories in the book, two of them i.e. "Yume no Kuni" and "Hikari no Kouro" were selected to be adapted into this movie. The stories talk about the past and present involving two sets of parent-and-child relationships where Kanjiya plays the lead Miyako in "Yume no Kuni" and Daitou plays Wataru in "Hikari no Kouro".

Miyako is a woman who had always felt stifled living on the island where she was born and aimed to form a happy family once she became an adult. However, when "Dream Land", a symbol of freedom for her since she was a child, is about to be demolished, she starts to reveal something which she has always kept to herself all this while. On the other hand, Wataru returns home to the hometown on an island and finds a stranger Hatano claiming to be his late father's student coming to visit him. Through Hatano's revelation, Wataru's misunderstanding about his father is cleared as he finally realises what kind of a person his father was. Co-stars include Kimura Tae who plays Miyako's mother while Wataru's father is played by Ogata Naoto.

The movie will be shown in cinemas from 16 September.

Source: Eiga.com

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