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Ashita no watashi no tsukurikata (2007)

Juri secretly admires Kanako, who is popular in their class. Juri is like this even at home, where she acts the part of an ideal daughter for her parents because she wants them to stop ... See full summary »

Director:

Jun Ichikawa

Writers:

Madoka Hosotani (screenplay), Kaori Mado (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Riko Narumi ... Juri Oshima
Atsuko Maeda ... Hinako Hanada
Mariko Ishihara Mariko Ishihara ... Satsuki Oshima
Yoshizumi Ishihara Yoshizumi Ishihara ... Masashi Sugitani
Sôsuke Takaoka ... Hiroyuki Tamura
Yoshimasa Kondô Yoshimasa Kondô ... Kenichi Furugaki
Kaoru Okunuki Kaoru Okunuki ... Hinako's mother
Tomorô Taguchi ... Koji Ueshima
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ayaka Ikezawa Ayaka Ikezawa
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Storyline

Juri secretly admires Kanako, who is popular in their class. Juri is like this even at home, where she acts the part of an ideal daughter for her parents because she wants them to stop fighting every day and be loving to each other again. Meanwhile, for no apparent reason, Kanako finds her position in class suddenly plummeting from that of the popular girl to that of the one everybody ignores. Written by https://mydramalist.com/781-how-to-become-myself

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Official Sites:

Nikkatsu [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 April 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Become Myself See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Searching for your true identity.
3 December 2007 | by ethSinSee all my reviews

A life-altering movie about a girl Juri AKA Kotori instructing Kanako AKA Hina how to live her life through emails by cell phone.

The story itself is actually quite close to "Nobuta. wo Produce", but done in a completely different setting. This movie has a very nice flow, one thing happens after another, and there are no filler scenes of any kind. Very well-acted by two (visually pleasant) new-generation lead actresses Narumi Riko (Juri) and Maeda Atsuko (Kanako). It took a while to get used to it, but it's directed in a very unique style that works very well. The music (OST/BGM) for this movie was outstanding. It's the first time "Sasaki Yuri" is in charge of music for a movie, everyone remember this name, she'll definitely be back! The only reason this film is not 10/10 is because there is a ten minute sequence that I felt were a bit over-sentimental, but still, an excellent, life-altering film.

This is a movie I really wish I saw 10 years ago.


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