Minami Hamabe, Eiji Akaso, and Mansai Nomura are cast in movie “Moshimo Tokugawa Ieyasu ga Sori Daijin ni Nattara.” Movie is based on 2021 novel “Moshimo Tokugawa Ieyasu ga Sori Daijin ni Nattara” by Akihito Manabe and directed by Hideki Takeuchi (“Thermae Romae“). The film is set in 2020, when COVID-19 is creating chaos around the world. After the Japanese prime minister suddenly dies from the virus, the government decides to form a super cabinet of legendary leaders from Japan’s past via AI holograms. Minami Hamabe will play Risa Nishimura. She is a news reporter and discovers something about the new cabinet.
“Moshimo Tokugawa Ieyasu ga Sori Daijin ni Nattara” will be released July 26, 2024 in Japan.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: In the year 2020, when Covid-19 is rapidly spreading around the world, chaos ensues and people’s daily lives are completely upended. A virus outbreak suddenly occurs at the prime minister’s office in Japan. This leads to the prime minister’s sudden death. The Japanese government then puts in place an unprecedented plan, which is to bring back the greatest leaders from Japan’s past through AI holograms and form a super cabinet with them. These famous individuals include Ieyasu Tokugawa (Mansai Nomura), Ryoma Sakamoto, Nobunaga Oda, and Hideyoshi Toyotomi. People are stunned and at the same time go crazy over the endless execution of policies by this new legendary cabinet.
Risa Nishimura (Minami Hamabe) wants to become an announcer and currently works as a TV reporter for a broadcasting station. She approaches a government spokesperson, Ryoma Sakamoto (Eiji Akaso), for an exclusive scoop. Due to an unexpected case, she realizes that something is going on behind this cabinet.