Posts Tagged ‘Mitsuki Tanimura’

MADE IN JAPAN: FIREWORKS FROM THE HEART [ONIICHAN NO HANABI | おにいちゃんのハナビ]

2010/10/12

http://hanabi-ani.jp/

Here’s what looks like Iwai’s FIREWORKS remade: FIREWORKS FROM THE HEART tells the story of a high school student coming home from hospital on the day of the Katakai Fireworks Festival. She has been treated for Leukemia, and returns home only to find out that her brother Taro has become an outsider, living in his own world. Despite her own problems, Hana is determined to make him open up to the world again. FIREWORKS FROM THE HEART is directed by Masahiro Kunimoto, and stars Kengo Kora, Mitsuki Tanimura, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Saori Koide, Hiroyuki Onoue, Rei Okamoto, Ryuta Sato, Kuranosuke Sasaki and Sansei Shiomi.

J.


MADE IN JAPAN: BOX! [ボックス !]

2010/05/28

http://www.box-movie.jp/

A different take on the common Japanese sports drama is Toshio Lee’s BOX!, telling the story of two high school students who take up boxing more or less willingly.

Set in a high school boxing club in Osaka BOX! is a rather down-to-earth drama, mixing coming-of-age motifs with an underdog story about failure and success. Starring Hayato Ichihara, Kengo Kora, Yu Kashii, Mitsuki Tanimura and Toshio Kakei. Out now.

J.