ONE WEEK FRIENDS: New Live-Action Manga Adaptation
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Shochiku Co., Ltd. presents ONE WEEK FRIENDS (一週間フレンズ。, Isshuukan Furenzu.), an “innocent, heart-rending pure love story” based on a best-selling manga of the same name by Maccha Hazuki. The film stars Kento Yamazaki (DEATH NOTE television series, LOVE FOR BEGINNERS, L♡DK – LIVING TOGETHER, WOLF GIRL & BLACK PRINCE) and Haruna Kawaguchi (SAY “I LOVE YOU”, TIME TRIP APP, CREEPY).
Yuki Hase (Kento Yamazaki) wants to be friends with his high school classmate Kaori Fujimiya (Haruna Kawaguchi) who always keeps to herself. One day he takes the courage to talk to her but she tells him, “I lose all memory of my friends at the end of each week”. Still eager to befriend Kaori, Yuki approaches her every Monday when her memory is reset, “Please be friends with me!”
They slowly build up their friendship by exchanging a diary. But one day…
Japanese Release Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 120 Minutes
Yuki Hase: Kento Yamazaki
Kaori Fujimiya: Haruna Kawaguchi
Shogo Kiryu: Takashi Matsuo
Hajime Kujo: Shuhei Uesugi
Saki Yamagishi: Haori Takahashi
Mayu Kondo: Seika Furuhata
Fumi: Sairi Ito
Takayuki: Masahiro Komoto
Shiho Fujimiya: Sayuri Kokusho
Kanzaki: Ryo Iwase
Jun Inoue: Shigeyuki Totsugi
Director: Shosuke Murakami
Original Story: One Week Friends by Matcha Hazuki (Published in Joker by Gangan Comics/Square Enix)
Screenwriter: Yoko Izumisawa
Producers: Yoshitaka Ishizuka, Fumi Teranishi, Masayuki Sekiya
Cinematographer: Nobushige Fujimoto
Music: Yutaka Yamada
Production Partners: “ONE WEEK FRIENDS” Film Partners (Shochiku, Kinoshita Group, Nippon Television Network, Asmik Ace, Square Enix, Ken On Inc., Fuji Creative Corporation)
Production and Distribution: Shochiku
© 2017 Matcha Hazuki/SQUARE ENIX, “ONE WEEK FRIENDS” Film Partners ・ Author / Matcha Hazuki
About Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Shochiku traces its origins to 1895 when Takejiro Otani presented his first stage play. They also produced the first color motion picture in Japan, and have expanded into TV dramas, video contents, Kabuki presentation, theater operations, and real estate.
The company has become a symbol of enduring tradition as the exclusive promoter of the Kabuki theater in Japan as well as widely known as the creator of the world’s longest-running feature film series TORA-SAN.
The company is making all possible efforts to develop business in various fields, including multimedia and co-productions, across generation, national, and cultural borders.