Sunday, 10 June 2012

映画 ホタルノヒカリ Hotaru no Hikari - The Movie

Matching outfits? Too cute!! (Albeit a little bit creepy/gross)

"Goro, goro, goro"

Really, loach dancing again?


So, Hotaru no Hikari has long been one of my all time favourite Japanese drama series. (I know, big call!) And while I knew the movie was in the making, I have to admit I sorta lost my s**t with excitement when a friend in Japan sent me a photograph of one of the promo posters. 

Hotaru no Hikari, The Movie was released in Japan yesterday, the 9th of June 2012. WAA! I NEED TO SEE THIS SO BAD!

Adapted from a manga by Satoru Hiura, Hotaru no Hikari is the story of Hotaru Amemiya who leads somewhat of double life - part dedicated and hardworking interior design company employee and part ‘himono-onna’  or ‘dried-up woman’, wearing dirty sweat shirts, drinking canned beer and falling asleep under newspapers on the lounge room floor. Unforeseen events see Hotaru Amemiya and her boss, Seichi Takano or ‘buchō’ living under the same roof and at the end of first series the unlikely couple are totally in love.

The film is set two years after the second series. After discovering buchō, played by Fujiki Naohito, has always dreamed of visiting Italy Amemiya, Haruka Ayase, sets about planning a ‘Roman Holiday’ honeymoon. 

Have you seen the movie / watched the series? What are your favourite Japanese Dramas? Recommendations are always welcome homies. xx

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