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Asako I & II (2018)

Netemo sametemo (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1 September 2018 (Japan)
Asako lives in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku, a free-spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and meets Ryohei. He looks just like Baku, but has a completely different personality.

Director:

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Writers:

Tomoka Shibasaki (based on the novel by), Sachiko Tanaka (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Masahiro Higashide ... Baku / Ryôhei
Erika Karata Erika Karata ... Asako
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sairi Itô Sairi Itô ... Haruyo
Kôji Nakamoto Kôji Nakamoto ... Hirakawa
Kôji Seto Kôji Seto ... Kushihashi
Misako Tanaka Misako Tanaka ... Eiko
Daichi Watanabe Daichi Watanabe ... Okazaki
Rio Yamashita Rio Yamashita ... Maya
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Storyline

Asako is a 21-year-old woman, living in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku who has a free spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and she meets Ryohei. He looks just like her ex-boyfriend Baku, but he has a completely different personality. Ryohei is a salaryman, with a sincere personality. Asako falls in love with Ryohei. Written by https://mydramalist.com/24712-sleeping-or-waking

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan | France

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 September 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleeping or Waking See more »

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Gross USA:

$14,428, 20 June 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The chirography of the film title for Taiwan poster is written by popular Taiwanese singer / song writerCheer Chen See more »

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Good Enough
11 April 2019 | by pennyelenabooksSee all my reviews

Sleeping or Waking was an odd movie.

The story was good and the romance was really intense. I liked how they presented the relationship and its course. The two had great chemistry and that helped a lot with the progress of the drama. However, the ending twist was really not good. It felt out of the blue and kind of unexpected. Also, it annoyed me how the character did what she did and they didn't explained it properly.

So, six and a half out of ten for sleeping or waking, because of the wierd ending and the not so great twist about the character who went missing.


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