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Hachi-ko (1987)

Hachikô monogatari (original title)
The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death.

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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Shujiro Ueno
Kaoru Yachigusa ...
Hidejiro Ueno
Toshinori Omi ...
Ogata
Toshirô Yanagiba ...
Moriyama
Mako Ishino ...
Masumi Harukawa ...
Okichi
Taiji Tonoyama ...
Hashimoto
Yoshi Katô ...
Kondo
Hisashi Igawa ...
Maekawa
Shigeru Izumiya ...
Yasui
Kei Yamamoto ...
Serizawa
Kumeko Urabe ...
Tabacco shop owner
Chôei Takahashi ...
Mase
Saburô Ishikura ...
Machida
Shirô Kishibe ...
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The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death.

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Drama | Family

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1 August 1987 (Japan)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The breed of Hachi the dog is called Akita, and it's a rare breed. At the times of Hachi, there were only 30 living Akita dogs in all of Japan. See more »

Connections

Remade as Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Garasu no kanransha
Music by Tetsuji Hayashi
Words by Masao Urino
Arranged by Tetsuji Hayashi
Performed by Tetsuji Hayashi
Courtesy of Vap Inc.
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All Time Favorite BEST Movie
23 March 2010 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I seldom post reviews online but this is one movie that I feel compelled to. This is my favorite movie of all times without a doubt. I have watched Hachiko close to 10 times now and every single time my tears would start flowing uncontrollably without fail. Each time I thought to myself, yeah I have watched it before so I wont cry again but each time I still could not stop my tears. A lot has been written on the story so I wont repeat all that. Just want to add that this is a true story and the newspaper reporter at the end of the movie did actually exist, writing up an article on Hachiko in the Japanese newspapers then. They did erect a statue of Hachiko at the very station but it was melted down during World War 2 for military usage. The Japanese later erected another statue in replacement after the war and today if you visit Japan, be sure to visit Hachiko's statue in Tokyo. And Hachiko's body has been preserved after his death and remains to this day on display in the Tokyo Museum of Nature and Science. I am going to make a trip one day to visit Hachiko. :)


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