Hashimoto Ai to star in 2-part movie "Little Forest"
Hashimoto Ai will be starring in the two-part movie "Little Forest" where part 1 set during summer and autumn is due to be shown from 30 August and the sequel set during winter and spring to be screened from 14 February 2015. Filming is expected to take place over a year in Iwate Prefecture where the story is set in and had started in July last year The movie which is based on the comic by Igarashi Daisuke, features Hashimoto as the lead character Ichiko who finds it difficult to survive in the city and decides to return to her hometown in the mountain to live a self-sufficient life. As she has to play the role of a farmer in the movie, Hashimoto said that she realised how tough it was to have to wake up early to collect the ingredients needed for breakfast but also thought it was a good thing to be able to use in-season items for cooking. Co-stars include GMT47's leader Matsuoka Mayu who plays Ichiko's childhood friend as well as Miura Takahiro, Nukumizu Yoichi and Kirishima Karen.