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The Kirishima Thing (2012)

Kirishima, bukatsu yamerutteyo (original title)
A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club and how this disappearance of his affect every person in his school.

Director:

Daihachi Yoshida

Writers:

Ryo Asai (based on the novel by), Kôhei Kiyasu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ... Ryoya Maeda
Ai Hashimoto Ai Hashimoto ... Kasumi Higashihara
Suzuka Ohgo ... Aya Sawashima
Masahiro Higashide ... Hiroki Kikuchi
Kurumi Shimizu Kurumi Shimizu ... Mika Miyabe
Mizuki Yamamoto ... Risa
Mayu Matsuoka ... Sana
Motoki Ochiai Motoki Ochiai ... Ryuta
Kôdai Asaka Kôdai Asaka ... Tomohiro
Tomoya Maeno Tomoya Maeno ... Takefumi
Nobuyuki Suzuki Nobuyuki Suzuki ... Kubo
Takemi Fujii Takemi Fujii ... Shiori
Taiga ... Fuusuke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isao Enomoto Isao Enomoto ... Hino
Hideto Iwai Hideto Iwai ... Katayama
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Storyline

A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club and how this disappearance of his affect every person in his school.

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Drama

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 August 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Kirishima-ügy See more »

Filming Locations:

Shikoku, Japan

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Draggy and Bland
11 June 2014 | by yep_phSee all my reviews

I had no expectations upon watching this movie and I wasn't disappointed. I understood what the director was trying to do and the plot definitely doesn't take a genius to unravel. But seriously! This movie almost put me to sleep if it wasn't for Ai Hashimoto. The execution of the scenes was predictable and the actors failed to deliver salvation. To be honest, I was surprised that this movie got so many awards. Best editing? Best film? Best director? What the heck LOL! It makes me question the credibility of Japanese award giving bodies. Basically, The Kirishima Thing lacks substance and no matter how complex the characters are, the lousy script, monotonous scenes (i mean seriously! there is another way to portray these scenes without causing a headache) and the shallow plot brought the whole film to its demise.


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