THE ANTIQUE Info and Photos From Kadokawa
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Kadokawa Pictures has provided information and photos for their new movie, THE ANTIQUE. The film is based on the best-selling novel series by author En Mikami*, about the owner of a used book store who solves various mysteries involving books. THE ANTIQUE was directed by Yukiko Mishima (NIGHT’S TIGHTROPE, DEAR ETRANGER) and stars Haru Kuroki (SOLOMON’S PERJURY, THE BRIDE OF RIP VAN WINKLE), Shuhei Nomura (PUZZLE, CHIHAYAFURU), Ryo Narita (YOUR NAME, It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up) and Kaho (GAMERA THE BRAVE, THE KODAI FAMILY).
Shioriko Shinokawa (Haru Kuroki) is the owner of Biblia Antiquarian Bookshop in Kita-Kamakura. She is beautiful but introverted, an expert on vintage books, and a great storyteller. Shioriko also has amazing powers of logical deduction, and can solve great mysteries from the smallest of clues.
One day, the job-hunting Daisuke Gora (Shuhei Nomura) comes to Biblia with a book signed by the famed novelist Natsume Soseki; an inheritance from his deceased grandmother. He asks Shioriko to authenticate the book. However, it hides an unexpected secret from his grandmother.
Official English Title: THE ANTIQUE
Japanese Title: MEMORY OF ANTIQUE BOOKS (ビブリア古書堂の事件手帖, Biblia Koshodo no Jiken Techo)
Japanese Theatrical Release Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 121 Minutes
Shioriko Shinokawa: Haru Kuroki
Daisuke Gora: Shuhei Nomura
Inagaki: Ryo Narita
Kinuko Goura: Kaho
Yoshio Tanaka: Masahiro Higashide
Director: Yukiko Mishima
Original Story: En Mikami
Screenplay: Ryohei Watanabe, Kana Matsui
Producers: Miho Hattori, Hidehisa Chiwata
Cinematographer: Kazutaka Abe
Lighting: Masahiro Kimura
Sound Recording: Tomoharu Urata
Theme Song: Southern All Stars
Production Company: “The Antique” Film Partners
Production Studio: Kadokawa
Distributors: 20th Century Fox, Kadokawa Pictures
World Sales: Kadokawa Corporation International
© 2018 “The Antique” Film Partners
*The books were previously adapted for the Fuji TV series ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSHOP BIBLIA’S CASE FILES (2013) which is currently available for streaming on Crunchyroll.
About Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.
Kadokawa Pictures is part of Kadokawa Shoten, which forms the axis of the expansive KADOKAWA CORPORATION. Kadokawa Shoten has maintained the company’s traditions since its founding, while continuously seeking to innovate at the same time. With their core operations based in publishing and film, represented by the Kadokawa Paperback, Kadokawa Pictures, and Kadokawa Anime labels, they continually release a wide range of content targeted to all age groups.