The movie directed by Kurakata Masatoshi features Ito as the lead character Sakumoto Masaru who is a novelist facing a slump in his work and decides to move to a tranquil place on a whim. While there, he encounters many cats and through his interaction with them, his life slowly changes as well. Besides the famous Cinnamon which appears in the CHOYA Umeshu CM, there are also other feline stars featured in the movie.
Ito recounted that when he was on the set, he got a lot of positive energy and felt refreshed through interacting with the cats which have an unspeakable power to give hope to others. As such, he hopes that when viewers finish watching the movie, they will be filled with warmth in their hearts and view the future in a more positive light. Although the movie is a simple one, the staff and cast had put in their all to make this film work so he wishes that the viewers can see that too
Sources: Oricon / Eiga.com