Hanamizuki -May your love bloom a hundred years-
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- Movie: Hanamizuki -May your love bloom a hundred year-
- Romaji: Hanamizuki
- Japanese: ハナミズキ
- Director: Nobuhiro Doi
- Assistant Director: Toshimasa Miyamura
- Writer: Noriko Yoshida
- Producer: Yasuo Yagi, Kazuya Hamana, Jun Nasuda
- Cinematographer: Yasushi Sasakibara
- Release Date: August 21, 2010
- Runtime: 128 min.
- Genre: Romance / Teen
- Production Company: Toho, TBS
- Distributor: Toho
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Sae (Yui Aragaki) is a high school student who is studying hard for her college entrance exams. She lost her father when she was very young and so lives her mother Ryoko (Hiroko Yakushimaru) in Hokkaido, Japan. Her father Kemimichi (Arata) once planted a dogwood tree in their garden after he found out he had a terminal disease and could not watch Sae grow up. She hopes to enter a university in Tokyo.
She then meets Kouhei (Toma Ikuta), who attends a specialized high school teaching fishery. He hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather as a fisherman. These two young people meet and have a long distance relationship. Although their love is strong it does not last.
10 years later these two people have a miracle ...
- Film is based on a 2004 pop song by You Hitoto titled "Hanamizuki".
- Filming has taken place already in Hokkaido, Japan. Shooting will then move to New York and Canada early 2010.
- "Yui Aragaki" will play Sae as a teenager all the way up to a 28 year career woman. This will be the first time that Yui Aragaki portrays an adult character.
- "Yui Aragaki" will perform some of her lines in English and therefore she is studying English to prepare for her lines.
|Yui Aragaki||Toma Ikuta||Osamu Mukai||Hiroko Yakushimaru|
|Sae Hirasawa||Kouhei Kiuchi||Junichi Kitami||Ryoko Hirasawa|
|Misako Renbutsu||Arata||Yuichi Kimura||Yutaka Matsushige|
|Ritsuko Watanabe||Keimichi Hirasawa||Makato Endo||Kenjiro Kiuchi|
Additional Cast Members:
- Eri Tokunaga - Minami Nakamura
- Yuta Kanai - Tamotsu Ono
- Yu Koyanagi
- Tsutomu Takahashi
- Mamatsu Hayashi
- Kaori Mizushima
- Runa Matsumoto - Sae (child)
- 2010 (30th) Hawaii International Film Festival - October 14-24 - Spotlight on Japan *United States Premiere
- 2011 (14th) Shanghai International Film Festival - June 11-19, 2011 - Panorama - Global Village: Japanese Film Week