FORTUNA’S EYE Press Notes and High-Res Photos From Toho
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Official Site: fortuna-movie.com (Japan)
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Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res photos from the heartbreaking fantasy love story FORTUNA’S EYE (フォルトゥナの瞳, Fortuna no Hitomi). The film is adapted from best-selling author Naoki Hyakuta’s (The Eternal Zero, The Man Called Pirate) novel about a young man gifted with supernatural sight who fights to defy destiny when confronted with the impending death of the woman he loves. At the helm is Takahiro Miki, recognized as a master of youth films such as MY TOMORROW, YOUR YESTERDAY. (ぼくは明日、昨日のきみとデートする, Boku wa Ashita, Kinou no Kimi to Date Suru) and YELL FOR THE BLUE SKY (青空エール, Aozora Eru, 2016).
The main character, Shinichiro Kiyama, is played by Ryunosuke Kamiki (THE GREAT YOKAI WAR, BIG MAN JAPAN, 20TH CENTURY BOYS 3: REDEMPTION, THE KIRISHIMA THING), a talented actor who, at the age of 25, already has a career spanning over 20 years. The heroine Aoi Kiryu is played by Kasumi Arimura, who has appeared in ERASED (僕だけがいない街, Bokudake ga Inai Machi, 2016), CAFE FUNICULI FUNICULA (コーヒーが冷めないうちに, Kōhī ga Samenai Uchi Ni, 2018) and OUR DEPARTURES (かぞくいろ―RAILWAYS わたしたちの出発―, Kazoku Iro -Railways Watashitachi no Shuppatsu-, 2018).
“Fortuna” – goddess of fate…
Those who are “gifted” with Fortuna’s Eye have the unenviable power to see through people who are about to die. Shinichiro Kiyama (Ryunosuke Kamiki) has this ability, and it is a gift that torments him. Then he meets a cheerful, optimistic girl Aoi Kiryu (Kasumi Arimura) who makes him feel at ease. Shinichiro develops feelings for her, but after a brief period of happiness, Aoi’s body suddenly starts turning transparent.
Japanese Release Date: February 15, 2019 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 110 Minutes
Shinichiro Kiyama: Ryunosuke Kamiki
Aoi Kiryu: Kasumi Arimura
Daiki Kaneda: Jun Shison
Kazuyuki Utsui: Daigo
Mariko Uematsu: Airi Matsui
Takeo Kurokawa:Yukiya Kitamura
Mitsuko Endo: Yuki Saito
Tetsuya Endo: Saburo Tokito
Director: Takahiro Miki
Original Story: Fortuna’s Eye by Naoki Hyakuta (Published by Shincho Bunko)
Screenplay: Riko Sakaguchi, Takahiro Miki
Producers: Yasushi Hashimoto, Tomoya Nishino
Cinematographer: Kosuke Yamada
Music: Yuki Hayashi
Theme/Insert Song: “In the Stars (feat, Kiiara)” / ONE OK ROCK (A-Sketch)
Production Company: Toho Pictures
©2019 “Fortuna’s Eye” Film Partners
About Toho Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.