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The Girl in the Sun (2013)

Hidamari no kanojo (original title)
A salesman named Kosuke Okuda happens to meet Mao Watarai,a friend from his middle school days. Back then, Mao was bullied, but now she is an attractive woman. Kosuke and Mao fall in love and decide to marry, but Mao has a secret.

Director:

Takahiro Miki

Writers:

Osamu Koshigaya (based on the novel by), Kôsuke Mukai (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tetsuji Tamayama ... Haruki Sindo
Masaki Suda ... Shota Okuda
Jun Matsumoto Jun Matsumoto ... Kosuke Okuda
Mari Natsuki Mari Natsuki ... Ohshita
Juri Ueno ... Mao Watarai
Takumi Kitamura ... Kosuke Okuda (middle school)
Tôko Miura Tôko Miura ... Shiota
Mitsuki Tanimura ... Yuri
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida ... Kosuke's mother
Anna Ishibashi ... Woman in Elevator
Sansei Shiomi Sansei Shiomi ... Mao's father
Kôji Ohkura Kôji Ohkura ... Susumu Tanaka
Kaoru Hirata Kaoru Hirata
Tamae Andô Tamae Andô ... Hiraiwa
Maho Toyota Maho Toyota ... Mao's boss
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A salesman named Kosuke Okuda happens to meet Mao Watarai,a friend from his middle school days. Back then, Mao was bullied, but now she is an attractive woman. Kosuke and Mao fall in love and decide to marry, but Mao has a secret.

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 October 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl in the Sunny Place See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,908,006
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the protagonist "Mao" means "cat" in Chinese. See more »

Soundtracks

Wouldn't It Be Nice
Written by Brian Wilson, Tony Asher and Mike Love
performed by The Beach Boys
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A movie set in japan around the themes of school life ,happiness and slight hints of magic and mysticism .
21 September 2016 | by meepishitaSee all my reviews

The film is beautifully directed and the location is absolutely gorgeous. In the beginning the film develops quite slowly but is still interesting enough , It becomes a fun filled happy drama with elements of mystery in the middle and finally ends with a revelation . If you pay enough attention you can figure out what might happen .

The acting is great and the actors do marvelous job at showcasing all the emotions required for the film.

I adore this movie . I highly recommend watching it .

(dont read for slight hints )

Its fantastic if you love cats like I do ! ;)


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