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Writer:
Kankurô Kudô (written by)
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Release Date:
16 June 2007 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Kimihiko Onizuka is a salaryman infatuated with maiko (apprentice geisha) and whose greatest goal in life is to play a party game called "yakyuken" with one. | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Sadao Abe ... Kimihiko Onizuka
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Kiichiro Naito

Ko Shibasaki ... Fujiko Osawa (as Kô Shibasaki)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Satoshi Hashimoto
Yûki Himura ... Camera boy
Shirô Itô ... Hiromi Suzuki
Katsumi Kiba ... Genta
Midoriko Kimura ... Yoshie
Shôko Kirisawa
Kazuki Kitamura ... Doctor
Kotomi Kyôno ... Koume
Miki Maya ... Komatsu
Katsuhisa Namase ... Senzaki
Keiko Nishi
Yukari Nishio
Kôji Ohkura ... Oshita
Wakana Sakai ... Mamefu
Saori ... Komako (as Saori Koide)
Kenta Suga ... Camera boy
Akiko Takase
Yui Tateishi ... Geisha
Hitoshi Ueki ... Old Saito

Takayuki Yamada ... Student on field trip
Kazuko Yoshiyuki ... Satsuki
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Directed by
Nobuo Mizuta 
 
Writing credits
Kankurô Kudô (written by)

Produced by
Nobuyuki Iinuma .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tarô Iwashiro 
 
Cinematography by
Osamu Fujiishi 
 
Film Editing by
Seigo Hirasawa 
 
Costume Design by
Sachiko Itô 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masatoshi Kurakata .... first assistant director
 
Visual Effects by
Masato Aonuma .... cg artist: NTT Media Lab
Chieko Kurokawa .... lead digital compositor: NTT Media Lab
Issei Oda .... visual effects supervisor
Shinji Ohagi .... digital compositor: NTT Media Lab
Takeshi Shin .... visual effects supervisor: NTT Media Lab
Yuki Sugimoto .... matchmove artist: NTT Media Lab
Kyoko Yamamoto .... digital compositor: NTT Media Lab
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shinichi Chiba .... steadicam
 

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Japan:120 min
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Get ready to laugh your ass off!, 6 January 2008
Author: 8thSin from Tokyo / Toronto

I never thought a Japanese comedy movie could be so good... Especially on a field (Geisha) which I had absolutely no interest in. The lead, Abe Sadao is simply amazing. His face is so disgusting, yet he can make such good emotions, perfect for an Otaku (something-nerd, Geisha-nerd in this case). It's amusing Yamada Takayuki cameos in this movie, because Abe Sadao would've made a WAAAY better Densha Otoko.

This is a really silly movie, it's a story that can NEVER happen in real life, but it's executed so well that it's not cheesy at all, unlike many other Japanese comedy movies I've seen that failed. The story and script for this film is really something.

The cast for this movie is really impressive. So many established actors and popular actors who could be in leading roles participate as supporting cast.

This is a really well-directed movie that had me teary eyed after around 30 minutes. Mostly from laughing too hard, but some scenes and plots near the end though, was really touching. Easily the best Japanese comedy movie of 2007.

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