I Just Wanna Hug You
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- Movie: I Just Wanna Hug You (English title)
- Romaji: Dakishimetai - Shinjitsu No Monogatari
- Japanese: 抱きしめたい ―真実の物語―
- Director: Akihiko Shiota
- Writer: Akihiko Shiota, Hiroshi Saito
- Producer: Hideki Tashiro, Atsuyuki Shimoda, Tamako Tsujimoto
- Cinematographer: Tokusho Kikumura
- Release Date: February 1, 2014
- Runtime: 122 min.
- Genre: Romance / Based on True Story / Disability
- Distributor: Toho
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Set in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Tsukasa (Keiko Kitagawa) got into a severe car accident when she was a high school student. She still suffers from the aftereffects of that accident, with memory impairment and needing to use a wheelchair. Nevertheless, she tries to live life to the fullest. Tsukasa then falls in love with taxi driver Masaki (Ryo Nishikido), who likes playing basketball. Even though they have various difficulties, they try to make a happy family together, but they encounter another serious situation.
- Filming beging February 12, 2013 in the suburbs of Kanto and finishes late March, 2013.
- Movie is based on a true story. Japanese broadcasting station TBS air a documentary on the couple on July 3, 2011 (http://www.tbs.co.jp/houtama/last/110703.html).
|Keiko Kitagawa||Ryo Nishikido||Yusuke Kamiji||Takumi Saito||Aya Hirayama|
|Tsukasa Yamamoto||Masaki Koyanagi||Tonden||Sonomura||Natsumi|
|Eriko Sato||Megumi Sato||Masataka Kubota||Jimon Terakado||Kazue Tsunogae|
|Junpei||Masaki Koyanagi's mom|
|Jun Kunimura||Jun Fubuki|
|Takeo Koyanagi (Masaki's dad)||Tsukasa Yamamoto's mom|