March 26 2021

Trailer & poster for movie “Itomichi”

Trailer and two posters added for movie “Itomichi” starring Ren Komai & Etsushi Toyokawa. Movie is based on 2011 novel “Itomichi” by Osamu Koshigaya and directed by Satoko Yokohama (“Bare Essence of Life“). The trailer also features inset song “Eden no Shoujyo” by rock band Ningen Isu.

“Itomichi” will be released June 25, 2021 in Japan.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Ito Soma (Ren Komai) is high school student in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture. She has talent for playing Tsugaru-shamisen. The music is native to Aomori Prefecture and involves the traditional folk instrument Tsugaru-shamisen, which is a plucked three-string instrument. Ito Soma learned to play Tsugaru-shamisen from her now deceased mother. Due to her strong Tsugaru dialect and her shy personality, she has a hard time playing in public and also experiences difficulty in social settings. She doesn’t have any friends. To change herself, Ito Soma begins a part-time job at a maid cafe. Her father Koichi (Etsushi Toyokawa) watches anxiously over her, while she works her new job. By meeting various people, Ito Soma begins to grow as person.

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