Trailer and poster for movie “And, the Baton Was Passed” (literal title) starring Mei Nagano, Kei Tanaka, & Satomi Ishihara. Movie is based on 2018 novel “Soshite, Baton wa Watasareta” by Maiko Seo (“Our Meal For Tomorrow“) and directed by Tetsu Maeda (“A Banana? At This Time of Night?“). The trailer features the track “Chained” by rock band SHE’S.
“And, the Baton Was Passed” will be released October 29, 2021.
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.