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11:32 pm - 02/01/2013

Get your tissues ready. Nishikido Ryo & Kitagawa Keiko to team up for film based on true story.


It was announced that actress Kitagawa Keiko and Kanjani8 member Nishikido Ryo will be starring in movie “Dakishimetai“, which will be directed by Shiota Akihiko.

It will be a love story between a girl on a wheelchair, who is unable to properly use the left side of her body due to a traffic accident and also suffers from a memory disorder, and an ordinary taxi driver.

This is a true story that happened in Abashiri, Hokkaido, and it was aired as a documentary program on TBS back in July of 2011.

According to the director Shiota, he felt the “strength to carry out her own way of living” in Kitagawa, and the “strength to expose his weakness” in Nishikido.

The filming for the movie is said to start on February 12th in Abashiri. As Abashiri is a cold town where it gets to minus 20 degrees Celsius when drift ice arrives, Kitagawa commented, “I’m little worried that I might not be able to say my lines well (because of the cold weather)”, and also said, “I would like to make it a movie that could encourage people who are in similar situations.”

Nishikido also made a comment, “Though this will be my first time co-starring with Kitagawa-san, we are both from Kansai area. So I want to join forces, and do our best together.”

Reportedly, there is a scene where Nishikido carries Kitagawa in his arms, and a scene in which they kiss passionately, giving viewers even more to look forward to.

“Dakishimetai” will open in theaters next year.


A lively girl “Tsukasa” (Kitagawa), who is good at sports, becomes a wheelchair user as the left side of her body is disabled due to a traffic accident from a couple of years ago. She is also suffering from a memory disorder which was caused by the accident, but she still lives her life positively.

One day, she encounters a taxi driver “Masami” (Nishikido), who has a charming smile, and they fall in love with each other. The couple overcome many hardships together, and finally, decide to get married. They also find out that Tsukasa is pregnant. However, a harsh fate is awaiting them…


Hmm. Not sure how i feel about this. True story or not, seems like we've seen this kinda plot done plenty times before. That being said, i'd still watch the heck outta it. Ryo ♥

Gotta love how Ryo's charming smile makes it into the plot line though. LOL

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katherinekate 1st-Feb-2013 05:59 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to watch this! Go Ryo!
meoinkie2 1st-Feb-2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
yay for passionate kissing scene!!
LOL at gif xD

Edited at 2013-02-01 06:05 pm (UTC)
ladyana2j 12th-Feb-2013 03:28 am (UTC)
amiegroove DAKISHIMETEITAI.... YAI YAI~~~ 1st-Feb-2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry but this pop up when I see the movie title.
cast0shadow Re: DAKISHIMETEITAI.... YAI YAI~~~ 1st-Feb-2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
ZOMG now that you mentioned it... HAHAHA!
asth77 1st-Feb-2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yes Ryo can have great kiss scenes... Now can his co-star please follow...?

Anyway, it's another news about Ryo and I'm so happy to wait for those two movies.
But I hope they will be successful which will permit him to take more interesting roles.
love_keiko 1st-Feb-2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
um excuse! keiko and yamapi shared a fabulous deep kiss in buzzer beat! keiko knows how to kiss!
simplyobessed 1st-Feb-2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
RYO! :D This is great news!
natkame 1st-Feb-2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
I'm a little jealous >///<
Ryo but I see him , damn kitagawa ¬¬ >_<####
ohprecioustime 1st-Feb-2013 07:45 pm (UTC)
I use to love Keiko but I have given up on her, she can't act

neither can this dude tbh I wish Japan would completely abandon idol actors , so this movie is guaranteed to be terrible even tho the story is really cute it sounds cheesy

Edited at 2013-02-01 07:45 pm (UTC)
love_keiko 1st-Feb-2013 11:55 pm (UTC)

it's the characters she plays, i swear. she's put on some pretty powerful performances but i cant with these 1 dimensional characters she's been playing lately.
sibylblack 1st-Feb-2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of Ichi Rittoru no Namida a little and also KimuTaku's drama "Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi".

Sounds like this is going to have a sad ending :(
whited_79 2nd-Feb-2013 01:30 pm (UTC)
I don't see any resemblance to Sorakara. You meant Beautiful Life since the girl is in a wheelchair? I mean, Sorakara is basically Ryo (Kimura's character name) serial killing and dating and sleeping with his own sister kind of story.
eightxeighter 1st-Feb-2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
Do your best, Ryo! ^w^
dori_liv 1st-Feb-2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
Another movie for Ryo <3

Although I do agree with OP that the plot is kinda done already a lot, it still sounds more interesting (to me at least) than the film with Maki.

Edited at 2013-02-01 10:22 pm (UTC)
cheekmunk0409 1st-Feb-2013 10:30 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, don't know if I wanna watch Pi's friend and ex having that "passionate kiss". Wonder if it'll be awkward... but the movie sounds too sad for me.
reddiereds 2nd-Feb-2013 07:20 am (UTC)
lol~ that's what i thought as well 8P

i also wonder whether they've met each other thru Pi or not.
awkwardness aside, it'd be great if they'd coz ryo tends to be really uncomfortable with people he's just met (in official setting).

yeah, yet another 1LoT but just shorter, thank goodness.
moondust33 1st-Feb-2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
Love these two <3 Can't wait to watch! ^^
mochi18 1st-Feb-2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
Can't wait!
love_keiko 1st-Feb-2013 11:56 pm (UTC)

movie sounds ridiculously boring and cliched and i was SINCERELY hoping that her next work would be something outside of the shit she's been doing lately, but whatever.

her and ryo sharing a deep kiss. i am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO here for that.

nara_heiwa 2nd-Feb-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
tks for the info
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