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Bandage (2010)

Bandeiji (original title)
Four boys have their friendship and musical talents tested in the ever changing worlds of the music industry and real life in 1990s Japan.



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Credited cast:
Natsu Takasugi (singing voice)
Kii Kitano ...
Asako Suzuki
Kengo Kôra ...
Nobuko Yukari
Yuki Shibamoto ...
Arumi Suzuhata
Nobuaki Kaneko ...
Hideyuki Kasahara ...
Kenji Yamane
Anne Watanabe ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hatsunori Hasegawa
Yoshiyuki Ishizuka
Mayu Kitaki
Yoshimasa Kondô
Yuki Saitô
Kazuo Zaitsu


In the 90s there was a decade of indie rock bands in the japanese culture. Bandage tell a fictional story four boys whose friendship and musical talents are tested in the ever changing world of music industry and their experience in love and hardship in real life. Written by Todeshornisse

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16 January 2010 (Japan)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Jin Akanishi. See more »


Genki (Ska version)
Written by Takeshi Kobayashi
Performed by Jin Akanishi and Takeshi Kobayashi (as LANDS) featuring Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
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I'm With The Band
7 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly standard but also well put together story set in the early 90's about a fictional indie band named Lands. Asako (the very pretty and, for a young age, fairly accomplished actress Kii Kitano) makes her way backstage after a show and the lead singer wants to know her better. What follows is a drama about music, the music industry, the creative process and, ultimately, relationships. Its not a great film, its much more drama than music. However, in showcasing the different personalities of the band and wisely letting Ms. Kitano be her usual ingratiating self, the film works. Probably best for teens and post teens, but the film showcases the dynamics of not only band members and friends but people who are brought together for a common purpose. For its story, it is a fairly tame film, a good idea. Recommended.

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