RAINBOW DAYS Info and Photos from Shochiku
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Shochiku Co. has provided SciFi Japan with information and photos for RAINBOW DAYS (虹色デイズ, Nijiiro Deizu), their live action adaptation of the girl’s manga by artist Minami Mizuno. The film is a coming-of-age story about the friendship and love interests of four silly, playful high school boys enjoying their youth that “only comes around once.”
RAINBOW DAYS is directed by Ken Iizuka (ARAKAWA UNDER THE BRIDGE, DROPS IN YOUR HAND, LAUGHING LUCKY CATS) and stars Reo Sano (HIGH AND LOW series), Taishi Nakagawa (YOUR LIE IN APRIL, CLOSEST LOVE TO HEAVEN, ReLIFE), Mahiro Takasugi (KAMEN RIDER GAIM, POLICEMAN AND ME, BEFORE WE VANISH), Ryusei Yokohama (RESSHA SENTAI TOQGER, WOLF GIRL & BLACK PRINCE, KISEKI -SOBITO OF THAT DAY-) and Ai Yoshikawa (AKKO-CHAN: THE MOVIE, ROOMMATE).
Natchan (Reo Sano), a lovable, bright, pure-hearted boy. Mattsun (Taishi Nakagawa), a flirtatious playboy. Tsuyopon (Mahiro Takasugi), an intelligent otaku who does everything at his own pace. And Keichan (Ryusei Yokohama), who is always cheerful but harbors sadistic fetishes.
These four high school boys have different personalities and hobbies but are inseparable best friends who love to hang out together. But their silly, playful, and fun-filled lives undergo a change when Natcchan, who is awkward with girls, falls in love with their classmate Anna (Ai Yoshikawa).
Release Date: Friday, July 6, 2018 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 109 Minutes
Natsuki Hashiba/Natchan: Reo Sano (GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE)
Tomoya Matsunaga/Mattsun: Taishi Nakagawa
Tsuyoshi Naoe/Tsuyopon: Mahiro Takasugi
Keiichi Katakura/Keichan: Ryusei Yokohama
Anna Kobayakawa: Ai Yoshikawa
Mari Tsutsui: Yuri Tsunematsu
Yukiko Asai: Mayu Hotta
Reiko Chiba: Nozomi Bando（E-girls/Flower）
Masaomi Tsutsui: Yuki Yamada
Teacher Tabuchi: Kenichi Takito
Director: Takeshi Iizuka
Original Story: Rainbow Color Days by Minami Mizuno (Published in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret)
Screenplay: Rika Nezu, Ken Iizuka
Music: Shogo Kaita
Ending Theme: “Wanderlust” by Kenji Furuya (Victor Entertainment/MOB SQUAD)
Insert Songs: Fujifabric, Mao Abe, Leola, SUPER BEAVER
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.