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5:54 am - 02/10/2012

Kora Kengo, Yoshitaka Yuriko to lead movie adaptation of Yoshida Shuichi novel


“Yokomichi Yonosuke,” a novel by award-winning author Yoshida Shuichi, is being adapted as a theatrical film by director Okita Shuichi. The movie will star actor Kora Kengo with actress Yoshitaka Yuriko as the heroine, bringing them together for the first time since “Snakes and Earrings” in 2008.

Yoshida is well known for several works that have also had movie adaptations, including “Parade,” “Christmas on July 24th Avenue,” and “Akunin.” “Yokomichi Yonosuke” was originally serialized in The Mainichi Shimbun between 2008 and 2009, and it won multiple awards when it was released in book form in 2010.

For the movie adaptation of “Yokomichi Yonosuke,” director Okita is handling the screenplay, together with playwright and author Maeda Jiro. The story is set during the 1980s, following the life of a good-natured college student named Yokomichi Yonosuke (played by Kora), who has come to Tokyo from Nagasaki. Yoshitaka plays his girlfriend Yoko.

Principal photography is scheduled to start in late March. Theatrical release is slated for 2013.

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sooo excited to see them together again~♥
kat_desu 10th-Feb-2012 12:12 am (UTC)
lol. me too~ XD
loverboy 10th-Feb-2012 01:08 am (UTC)
SUPER EXCITED

Snakes and Earrings is one of my favourite movies evvvvver and I love these two, even if the last Kora Kengo film I saw (A Crowd of Three) was super shit. Looking forward to it!
kat_desu 10th-Feb-2012 01:11 am (UTC)
lol. haven't seen that movie yet... maybe I'll avoid it. XD
Hebi ni Piasu was *A*... I love their chemistry a lot~ ♥
loverboy 10th-Feb-2012 01:15 am (UTC)
It's a really disappointing movie for the cast that they had.

Snakes and Earrings is one of the few movies I can watch more than once. And it introduced me to three super great actors, so it'll always be a top favourite!
kat_desu 10th-Feb-2012 01:22 am (UTC)
I haven't really looked in to it... who were casted in the movie?

yes. HnP had a really great cast... the awards that movie received were well deserved.

/unrelated but your icon is so adorable. :D
loverboy 10th-Feb-2012 01:27 am (UTC)
Matsuda Shota and Ando Sakura are in the movie with him. Three great actors, but that movie was just sooo bad.
kat_desu 10th-Feb-2012 01:30 am (UTC)
ahh! both are really talented actors as well. daaamn. poor movie. :(
asth77 10th-Feb-2012 07:21 am (UTC)
Imo, That movie was amazing. But you have to pay attention to the meaning of the characters' trip. Those young ppl are just lost in their terrible daily lives, and decide to escape even if at the end, we wonder if this way even leads to somewhere that is better than they they got to know until now... Or if they were looking for death. Just to give you another opinion about it. The cast was just so great, loved the female lead.
kat_desu 12th-Feb-2012 08:32 am (UTC)
I see~ thank you for that! :D
beailoveyou 10th-Feb-2012 01:32 am (UTC)
OMGGGG me tooooo! Two of my most favorite actors were in A Crowd of Three but I just couldn't stand watching it. XDDD

I have super high hopes in this movie! Can't wait!!! <3333
kktsubasa 10th-Feb-2012 03:20 am (UTC)
oo cant wait
tonieboo0013 10th-Feb-2012 06:20 am (UTC)
Loved Hebi ni Piasu, loved the Parade film and personally adored the Villian novel. Anything that comes from Yoshida Shuichi is good in my books!

And also Yoshitaka Yuriko. Because, yes. Very much.
asth77 10th-Feb-2012 07:24 am (UTC)
I dream of having Kengo Kora in the movie adaptation of one of Yoshida Yuichi's work and my dream came true.... Yay!!! Plus I like this actress. Definitely looking forward to this.
asth77 10th-Feb-2012 07:25 am (UTC)
Shuichi*
litost 10th-Feb-2012 10:08 am (UTC)
didn't like snakes and earrings but love kora kengo so i'm anticipating nonetheless.
mybfisjapanese 11th-Feb-2012 01:41 am (UTC)
HOW EXCITING! I loved them both in Snakes & Earrings. :) They have really great chemistry.
findmefate 11th-Feb-2012 05:06 am (UTC)
Just... excited. ^_____^
lustre_city 11th-Feb-2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
YES!!!
nyankee 12th-Feb-2012 05:53 am (UTC)
I thought it might be Villain for a moment when I saw the headline and got all excited.

Oh well, Yoshida is Yoshida, if it's true to the work it'll be fabulous and if it's not I'll systematically flip every table in my area.
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