June 21 2024

Sosuke Ikematsu cast in movie “Honshin”

Sosuke Ikematsu is cast for the lead role in movie “Honshin.” Also cast in supporting roles are Ayaka Miyoshi, Koshi Mizukami, Taiga Nakano, Min Tanaka, Go Ayano, Satoshi Tsumabuki, and Yuko Tanaka.  The film is based on 2021 novel “Honshin” by Keiichiro Hirano (“After the Matinee“) and directed by Yuya Ishii (“The Moon“). Story for “Honshin” will examine positive and negative aspects of rapidly developing technology like AI and VR, through main character Sakuya Ishikawa played by Sosuke Ikematsu. He is unable to get past the death of his mother and asks a developer to create his mother in a virtual setting.

“Honshin” will be released November 8, 2024 in Japan.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: While working at his job in a factory, Sakuya Ishikawa (Sosuke Ikematsu) receives a phone call from his mother Akiko Ishikawa (Yuko Tanaka), who lives with him. She tells him that she wants to talk to him about something important when he gets home. On his way home from work, he sees his mother standing by the river, which is flooded by heavy rain. Sakuya Ishikawa rushes to save his mother, but he is seriously injured. A year later, he wakes up from his coma. He learns that his mother died and it was her choice to do so. He is devastated by the lost of his only family member. Also, due to the wave of robotization, the factory where he worked is now shut down. He is confused by the drastic change in the world. He is introduced to a technology job by his childhood friend Kishitani (Koshi Mizukami) and he begins to work on behalf of clients as a real life avatar. Because he is unable to get over his mother’s death, he turns to developer Masato Nozaki (Satoshi Tsumabuki) and asks him to create his mother using VF (virtual figure) technology.

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