Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Completion screening event of new movie "Zoku Shinya Shokudou"

The completion screening event of new movie "Zoku Shinya Shokudou" was held on 3 October which was attended by the director Matsuoka Joji, Kobayashi Kaoru, Kimura Midoriko, Watanabe Misako, Kojima Hijiri, Tabe Mikako, Kawai Aoba, Mitsuishi Ken, Fuwa Mansaku, Uno Shohei, Ando Tamae, Kaneko Kiyobumi, Sudo Risa and Kobayashi Asako. The movie is the latest installment in the "Shinya Shokudou" series based on the same-titled manga by Abe Yaro and started as a drama series in 2009. Kobayashi who plays the master of the shokudou, commented that he never expected the series to last this long but he views this as a pleasant surprise.

The last movie in the series which was screened from 31 January 2015, achieved box office sales of JPY 2.5 billion despite being shown at only 80 cinemas nationwide. Since the drama series started, it has accumulated fans in Japan and other countries like China, South Korea and Taiwan. Kobayashi who expressed joy and surprise at being able to make this second movie, remarked that although he wasn't exactly sure why the series was so popular, he thought that it was probably because the series managed to convey the feelings of people in a manner which appealed to the viewers.

Source: Oricon

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