“Back then we were always laughing–laughing to keep ourselves from crying. Director Isshin Inudo (“Joze to Tora to Sakanatachi”) and the members of pop group Arashi bring you a sad, nostalgic story of dreams, hope, freedom, and adolescent tragedy based on the legendary manga of the same name. Set in Tokyo during the 1950’s, the members of Arashi tell a timeless tale of dreams, hope, and frustration, meetings and departures…” CD Japan Description
Synopsis: Five young men cross paths and develop a strong friendship. Ambitious novelist Ryuzo (Sakurai Sho), aspiring manga artist Eisuke (Ninomiya Kazunari), painter Kei (Ono Satoshi), aspiring singer Shoichi (Masaki Aiba), and Yuji (Matsumoto Jun) who moved to Tokyo to make his own way end up living together end up living together. Each works hard to realize his dream, but the journey of youth is never straightforward.
Cast: Matsumoto Jun (Hana Yori Dango), Sakurai Sho (Honey and Clover), Ninomiya Kazunari (Letters from Iwo Jima), Aiba Masaki (Triple Kitchen), and Ohno Satoshi
Directed: Isshin Inudou
Genre: Drama/Coming of Age Story
Runtime: 128 minutes
Also Known As: Kiiroi namida