RUN! T HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CLUB Press Notes and High-Res Photos from Toei
Source: Toei Co., Ltd.
Official Site: tkoubaske.jp (Japan)
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Toei has provided press notes and high-res photos from RUN! T HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CLUB (走れ！T校バスケット部, Hashire! T Ko Basuketto Bu), the live-action teen drama based on the same-named novel by Matsuzaki Hiroshi, which has sold more than 1.2 million copies in Japan. Toei describes the film as a “refreshing portrayal of a frustrated high school boy who grows up and nurtures friendships through basketball”.
RUN! T HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CLUB stars Jun Shison, who broke out as Right/ToQ No. 1 in the RESSHA SENTAI TOQGER (烈車戦隊トッキュウジャー, Ressha Sentai Tokkyuujaa, 2014-15) television series and spinoff movies. His film credits include SHIPPU RONDO (疾風ロンド, 2016), SURVIVAL FAMILY (サバイバルファミリー, Sabaibaru Famirii, 2017), TEIICHI – BATTLE OF SUPREME HIGH – (帝一の國, Teiichi no Kuni, 2017) and THE LAST SHOT IN THE BAR (探偵はBARにいる3, Tantei Wa Bar Ni Iru 3, 2017).
After captaining his junior high basketball team to second place in the Kanto Championships, Yoichi Tadokoro (Jun Shison) enrolls at basketball powerhouse private school Hakusui High on a special scholarship. But he is subjected to fierce bullying by the other members of his team, and ultimately drops out of school altogether.
Yoichi vows never to play basketball again, but after transferring to Tadano Public High School, known colloquially as T High, he is challenged by their hopeless basketball team who are on a losing streak, and ends up joining them. Yoichi gets to know his eccentric new teammates, and begins to rediscover the joy of playing basketball.
Then the Winter Cup tournament rolls around, and the T High team find themselves facing off against their bitter rivals, Hakusui High. Can these perennial losers overcome impossible odds and pull off a miraculous victory?
Japanese Theatrical Release: Friday, November 3, 2018 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 115 Minutes
Yoichi Tadokoro: Jun Shison
Shunsuke Yajima: Hayato Sano
Hiroko Sato: Akari Hayami
Yuta Kawasaki (Gari): Junki Tozuka
Koji Taimakizono (Zono): Kanta Sato
Toru Kawakubo: Katsuhiro Suzuki
Osamu Negoro (Koro): Shun Nishime
Kenta Saito: Yasushi Ami 201
Jun Sato: Ryoma Takeuchi (Guest Appearance)
Kazuki Hojo: Yudai Chiba (Guest Appearance)
Kayo Tadokoro: Sei Matobu
Teacher Oyama: You
Janitor: Naoto Takenaka
Masamichi Tadokoro: Kippei Shiina
Director: Takeshi Furusawa
Original Story: Run! T High School Basketball Club by Hiroshi Matsuzaki (Published by Gentosha bunko)
Screenplay: Koji Tokuo
Producers: Takara Kosugi, Hajime Sasaki, Hiroatsu Shimakawa, Naruhiko Yanagisako, Koichi Toda, Tsutomu Jintsu, Chikako Nakabayashi
Cinematographer: Yasushi Hanamura
Lighting: Hidenori Nagata
Editor: Toshiro Matsutake
Theme Song: “Words to Send” by GReeeeN (Universal Music)
Production Company: RUN! T HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CLUB Film Partners
Production Studio: MMJ
World Sales: Toei Company, Ltd.
About Toei Company, Ltd.
Established in 1951, Toei Company is not only producing and distributing films, but is also one of the major exhibitors in Japan. The company owns two film studios located in Tokyo and Kyoto. The films produced cover wide range of genres, exceeding 20,000 titles.