Mei Nagano, Kei Tanaka, and Satomi Ishihara are cast in movie “And, the Baton Was Passed” (literal title). The film is based on 2018 novel “Soshite, Baton wa Watasareta” by Maiko Seo and directed by Tetsu Maeda. This is the fourth film adapted from a novel by Maiko Seo after 2007 “Happy Dining Table,” 2008 “Faraway Heaven,” and 2017 “Our Meal For Tomorrow.” Filming for the movie began late October, 2020 and finished November, 2020.
“And, the Baton Was Passed” will be released October 29, 2021 in Japan.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Yuko Morimiya (Mei Nagano) is a high school student and she lives with her stepfather Morimiya (Kei Tanaka). Morimiya is her third father. Her mother, Rika (Satomi Ishihara), is a free spirited person and has remarried several times. She disappeared from Yuko’s life at a certain point. Even though Yuko and her stepfather are not blood related, she is fully loved by her him.