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Friday, March 02, 2018

First-day-screening event of new movie "Hitsuji no Ki"

The first-day-screening event of new movie "Hitsuji no Ki" was held at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills on 3 February which was attended by the director Yoshida Daihachi and cast members Nishikido Ryo, Kimura Fumino, Kitamura Kazuki, Yuka, Ichikawa Mikako, Mizusawa Shingo, Tanaka Min and Matsuda Ryuhei. The movie is based on the same-titled manga by Yamagami Tatsuhiko and Igarashi Mikio where it describes how former offenders of serious crimes are allowed to live at a seaside town but face conflicts with the local residents after various cases happen after their arrival.


Nishikido plays the role of Tsukisue Hajime, an employee in the city government at Uobukashi City which is located beside the sea and is tasked to be the person-in-charge of taking in the former offenders. Kimura plays the character Aya who was Tsukisue's ex-classmate and returns to her hometown. The six former offenders who were murderers will be played by Kitamura who plays an arrogant man working on a fishing boat Sugiyama Katsushi, Yuka who plays a sexy welfare worker Ota Rieko, Ichikawa who plays a meticulous and shy cleaner Kurimoto Kiyomi, Mizusawa who plays a timid hair stylist Fukumoto Hiroki, Tanaka who plays a quiet man working at a laundry shop Ono Katsumi and Matsuda who plays an innocent and curious courier deliveryman Miyakoshi Ichiro.

When asked about what kind of job they would like to take on if they move to a new town, Nishikido chose to be a plasterer as he likes to watch videos of such masters on YouTube and is good with his hands. He even revealed his ambition to be even better at such tasks than TOKIO members who are known for their work in the variety show "Tetsuwan Dash". As for Kimura, she said that she used to work part-time at a wedding hall which she enjoyed a lot before she became an actress at 22. As such, if she was not scouted by her agency, she would probably have become a wedding planner. Matsuda who plays a deliveryman, said that although he enjoyed the work, he is poor with directions so he might take a long time to get to his destination.

At the end of the event, Nishikido reflected on the film as something which will take some time for the audience to difest. As such, he called upon everyone to watch this more than once and share their thoughts with the people around them.

Sources: Sponichi / Natalie / Eiga.com

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