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The Strange Saga of Hiroshi the Freeloading Sex Machine (2005) More at IMDbPro »Sex mashin: Hiwai na kisetsu (original title)

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7 October 2005 (Japan) See more »
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Near Kawahara, a young man on a bus connives to meet a single mother by knocking over her son's box of crickets... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Rinako Hirasawa ... Haruka Inokawa
Mutsuo Yoshioka ... Hiroshi Misaki
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Minami Aiyama ... Kuniko
Akino Hirasawa ... Chiharu
Takeshi Itô ... Morita
Setchin Kawaya ... Komatsuzaki
Setsuhiko Kobayashi ... Oki
Yûya Matsuura ... Kazama
Kazuhiro Sano ... Anzai
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Directed by
Yûji Tajiri 
 
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Fumio Moriya 

Produced by
Daisuke Asakura .... planner
Mitsuru Fukudawara .... producer
Kyoichi Masuko .... producer
Kazuto Morita .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Kiyohide Iioka 
 
Film Editing by
Shôji Sakai 
 

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Also Known As:
"Sex mashin: Hiwai na kisetsu" - Japan (original title)
"Sex Machine" - USA (DVD title)
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Japan:64 min | South Korea:54 min
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
What about the cricket match?, 18 April 2009
Author: lastliberal from United States

There is nothing like a good romantic comedy, especially when it is paired with cricket wrestling.

Haruka (Rinako Hirasawa) is a single mother who meets a new guy. Hiroshi (Mutsuo Yoshioka) is unemployed, but gets along well with her son. The two lovers get along great. So great that they are having frantic sex whenever they are together. You don't see that in Hollywood RomComs.

Of course, the sex alternates with the local pastime of cricket wrestling. Hiroshi is trying to beat the champ Anzai (Kazuhiro Sano), whom he has never met. His prime cricket gets in some hot water - actually hot oil, and he now needs to find another.

Of course, neither of the lovers are particularly faithful. We don't just see flirting either, as they engage in sex with outsiders, which, of course, leads to the predictable breakup.

There is some over-the-top silliness, and even some girl-on-girl action that was totally unexpected and, given the context, weird.

But, all ends as it would in a typical RomCom. You knew that, didn't you.

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