I Give My First Love to You
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- Movie: I Give My First Love to You
- Romaji: Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu
- Japanese: 僕の初恋をキミに捧ぐ
- Director: Takehiko Shinjo
- Writer: Kotomi Aoki (manga), Kenji Bando
- Producer: Mitsuru Komiyama, Mika Nakamura, Hiroyasu Murakami, Fumihiro Hirai, Fumihiro Hirai
- Cinematographer: Mitsuru Komiyama, Masatoshi Takeyama
- Release Date: October 24, 2009
- Runtime: 122 min.
- Genre: Romance / Melodrama / Teen / Illness / Award Winning
- Production Company: NTV, Toho, Shogakukan Productions
- Distributor: Toho
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Takuma, a boy who is told he will die before he’s 20, and Mayu, a girl who is in love with him…
The story begins when they are little kids. Mayu, whose father is a doctor, meets Takuma, who is hospitalized in her father’s workplace. They develop feelings for each other, but Mayu learns of Takuma’s grave illness and that he will die before he turns 20. The distraught children make one promise for an uncertain future.
Time passes, and the girl becomes a young woman, and the boy, a young man. Mayu continues to support and love Takuma. On the other hand, Takuma, who knows his days are numbered, pushes away his feelings for Mayu and distances himself from her. He cannot stand to see her cry or hurt her more than he already has. Then Mayu meets another man who has feelings for her, and Takuma meets a woman who has the same illness, and their feelings for each other begin to waver.
Misunderstandings, unsaid thoughts, the frustrations and chagrin of youth… What will become of their love while the clock keeps ticking away in Takuma’s life?
|Mao Inoue||Masaki Okada||Tetta Sugimoto||Yoko Moriguchi||Natsuki Harada|
|Mayu Taneda||Takuma Kakunouchi||Minoru Kakinouchi||Ryoko Kakinouchi||Teru Uehara|
|Keiko Horiuchi||Yuki Terada||Masataka Kubota||Yoshihiko Hosoda||Gaku Yamamoto|
|Yoshimi Suzuya||Yoko Tamura||Ritsu Sugiyama||Kou Suzuya||Ryujo Suzuya|
|Dr. Takahito Taneda|
Additional Cast Members:
- 2009 (22nd) Tokyo International Film Festival - Special Screenings
- "Rookie of the Year" (Masaki Okada) - 2010 (33rd) Japan Academy Prize - March 5, 2010
- "Best Newcomer" (Masaki Okada) - 2009 (22nd) Nikkan Sports Film Awards - December 4, 2009