A BANANA? AT THIS TIME OF NIGHT? Info and Photos From Shochiku
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Shochiku Co. has provided SciFi Japan with information and photos for A BANANA? AT THIS TIME OF NIGHT? (こんな夜更けにバナナかよ 愛しき実話, Konna Yofuke ni Banana Kayo Itoshiki Jitsuwa), the film adaptation of author Kazufumi Watanabe’s non-fiction masterpiece.
Thirty-four-year-old Yasuaki Shikano (Yo Oizumi) can only move his neck and hands because of muscular dystrophy. He uses a wheelchair to get around. But he ditches the hospital in search of freedom and mobilizes volunteers so he can live exactly as he pleases. One day, a new volunteer named Misaki (Mitsuki Takahata) flips out at the self-indulgent Shikano. And Shikano’s response is to falls head over heels in love with her, but she has a boyfriend, medical student volunteer Tanaka (Haruma Miura).
Release Date: Friday, December 28, 2018 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 120 Minutes
Yasuaki Shikano: Yo Oizumi
Misaki Ando: Mitsuki Takahata
Hisashi Tanaka: Haruma Miura
Daisuke Takamura: Masato Hagiwara
Takako Maeki: Makiko Watanabe
Shimpei Tsukada: Shohei Uno
Hiroko Nohara: Mieko Harada
Yoshie Izumi: Hanae Kan
Kiyoshi Kano: Raita Ryu
Mitsue Kano: Chie Ayado
Director: Tetsu Maeda
Original Story: Kazufumi Watanabe
Screenplay: Hiroshi Hashimoto
Planning ＆ Production: Yoshitaka Ishizuka
Producers: Nobuyuki Iinuma, Fumi Teranishi
Music: Harumi Fuuki
Production Company: “A Banana? At This Time of Night?” Film Partners
World Sales: Nippon TV
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.