LOVE X DOC Info and Photos from Asmik Ace
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Asmik Ace has provided information and high-res photos from their upcoming romantic comedy LOVE X DOC (ラブ×ドック, Rabu × Dokku).
Opening in Japan on May 11th, LOVE X DOC is the directorial debut of screenwriter Osamu Suzuki (LOVE COMPLEX, HANDSOME SUIT, SHINJUKU SWAN). Suzuki was inspired by the growing popularity of girls’ manga in Japan to create an original “love story that can be enjoyed by adults”.
The lead role is played by Yo Yoshida, a popular television and film actress whose credits include TIME TRIP APP (幕末高校生, Bakumatsu Kokosei, 2014), HERO (2015), SCOOP! (スクープ!, Sukuupu!, 2016) and GOOD MORNING SHOW (グッドモーニングショー, Guddo Mooningu Shoo, 2016). The supporting cast includes Shuhei Nomura (HIBI ROCK: PUKE AFRO AND THE POP STAR, SAGRADA RESET), Kotaro Yoshida (THE NEXT GENERATION PATLABOR -TOKYO WAR-, THE LIES SHE LOVED), Ryoko Hirosue (SNOW ON THE BLADES, THE NUTCRACKER 3D) and Kaname Kawabata of the R&B duo CHEMISTRY.
Romance is never a waste!
You want love. You want romance.
But no more failed relationships.
This is the clinic for you.
A certain town has a clinic that specializes in romance, called the Love Doc. Its significance is best understood by the kinds of people who fall in love easily.
So one day, a popular pastry chef named Asuka Goda drops by. She’s on the way to a successful life, but her vulnerability to love ends up costing her job and best friend. So the Love Doc director, Reiko Fuyuki, offers Asuka a special drug developed from genetic information and blood analysis. Once injected, she’ll never fall into a harmful romance again. Call it a vaccine against bad relationships… but can it put her on the “right” romantic track?
I want to fall in love! I want to enjoy life! But the ideal and the reality do not mesh.
The give such women hope, love begins at the genetic level in the ultimate love comedy!
Japanese Theatrical Release: Friday, May 11, 2018 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 114 Minutes
Asuka Goda: Yo Yoshida
Seiya Hanada: Shuhei Nomura
Chigusa Hosoya: Kayoko Okubo
Kenichi Gonda: Atsushi Shinohara
Misaki Ueda: Erika Karata
Bar Manager: Kaname Kawabata (CHEMISTRY)
Asuka’s Ex: Jundai Yamada
Asuka’s Former Coworker: Takuma Otoo
Tropical Fish Store Manager: Gitan Otsuru
Miki Sakuragi: Ryo Narita
Reiko Fuyuki: Ryoko Hirosue
Junji Awai: Kotaro Yoshida (Special Appearance)
Shunsuke Nomura: Hiroshi Tamaki
Director: Osamu Suzuki
Screenplay: Osamu Suzuki
Producer: Masako Yamada
Art Director: Kazuna Iida
Music: Miliyah Kato
Theme Song: Miliyah Kato
Production: “Love × Doc” Film Partners (Asmik Ace, Inc., Kansai Telecasting Corporation)
Distributor: Asmik Ace, Inc.