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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Sakai Masato & Takahata Mitsuki to play a newly-married couple in movie "DESTINY Kamakura Monogatari"

Sakai Masato and Takahata Mitsuki will be playing a newly-married couple in the new movie "DESTINY Kamakura Monogatari" (DESTINY Kamakura Story) which will be shown in cinemas from 9 December. The movie will be directed by Yamazaki Takashi who has big hits such as "ALWAYS Sanchome no Yuuhi", "Eien no Zero" and "STAND BY ME Doraemon" and is based on the manga "Kamakura Monogatari" by Saigan Ryohei. Filming began on 23 January and expected to wrap up in mid April. Co-stars include Tsutsumi Shinichi, Tanaka Min, Kunimura Jun, Yakushimaru Hiroko, Miura Tomokazu, Ando Sakura and Nakamura Tamao.

Sakai will play the role of Isshiki Masakazu who is a 35-year-old mystery novel writer living in Kamakura and likes to wear traditional Japanese clothing. He also has varied interests such as collecting railway models, plastic models and antiques, criminology research and investigation of supernatural phenomenon. Isshiki lives with his newly-married wife Akiko (Takahata) who is only 23-years-old. One day, Isshiki is approached to investigate a murder case involving a rich man which is suspected to be due to supernatural forces. At the same time, Akiko who is a newcomer to Kamakura, realises that the place is full of supernatural beings even though this is seen as perfectly normal to the locals.

Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Sponichi / Oricon

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