So, Kaji's movie ぼくたちと駐在さんの700日戦争 or ぼくちゅう(which is quicker to type AND easier to say ^^;;) was released nationwide on 4/5. The director and some of the cast, including Kaji, did several talk events at screenings around Tokyo, and I was lucky enough to snap up one of the last tickets for the last talk event that day. Kaji was looking good
though he didn't seem to want to say very much when it was his turn to be interviewed. But he seemed very smiley and relaxed, and said he really enjoyed the whole experience of making the movie.Bokuchu
is a REALLY fun, enjoyable, feel-good movie. It's based on a popular blog that was later turned into a manga. The blog was partly translated into English (coincidentally up to day 108 which is where the movie finishes) and you can check it out here
if you're interested. The plot isn't so complicated - it's about a group of teenage boys living in rural Japan in 1979 who start a prank war against the local policeman after he pulls one of them over for speeding. Some of the pranks are incredibly elaborate, all are very funny, and the characters are a combination of weird and loveable.
I've been following the Bokuchu
HP blog for a while, and for a few days now they've been talking about the possibility of making Bokuchu 2
. But what they need is to sell around 25,000 tickets, and to get as many comments as possible to the HP blog asking for a sequel.
So ... that's where you come in.
If you're living in Japan, have you been to see the movie yet?
If you have, and you liked it, why not leave a comment here
saying so. Even if you don't have the Japanese skills (god knows I don't ^^;;), a comment in simple English would be okay too, I think. Actually, I bet they'd get a real kick out of knowing westerners have been enjoying the movie too.
If you haven't been yet, check out the homepage here
, watch the trailer and see if that convinces you it's worth seeing. Aside from Kaji being in it, it's just a really good little movie with a talented cast, and it deserves to do well.
If you're interested in going, here are the cinemas and movie times
up until 4/19.
Kaji's really one of the nicest guys but he doesn't always get the breaks he deserves considering how talented he is, and he really wants to do
this sequel. So if you're in Japan and you've got a couple of hours and a couple of thousand yen to spare, please consider going to see the movie. You could make a real difference.
よろしくお願いします。Cross-posted to d_boys and my own LJ.