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Laughing Under the Clouds: Gaiden Part 1 & 2 (2018)

Donten ni warau (original title)
In the years after the imperial restoration in central Japan a forceful snake, which rears its head once every 300 years, is about to rise again. The snake shall herald calamity and ... See full summary »


Katsuyuki Motohiro


Kemuri Karakara (manga), Yûya Takahashi (screenplay)


Credited cast:
Sôta Fukushi ... Tenka Kumo
Yûma Nakayama Yûma Nakayama ... Soramaru Kumo (as Yuma Nakayama)
Kirato Wakayama Kirato Wakayama ... Chutaro Kumo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shunsuke Daitô Shunsuke Daitô ... Seiichiro Takamine
Yûki Furukawa ... Sousei Abeno
Tomohiro Ichikawa ... Rakucho Takeda
Junya Ikeda Junya Ikeda ... Hayakage
Masaki Kaji Masaki Kaji ... Zenzou Inukai
Ren Kiriyama Ren Kiriyama ... Shirasu Kinjo
Yûta Koseki ... Ren Nagayama
Hayate Masao ... Kigan
Eita Okuno Eita Okuno ... Raiga
Tomokazu Seki ... Guard
Naoyoshi Shiotani Naoyoshi Shiotani ... Guard
Ryûya Wakaba ... Kiryu
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In the years after the imperial restoration in central Japan a forceful snake, which rears its head once every 300 years, is about to rise again. The snake shall herald calamity and catastrophe. The three successors to the local shrine ally with other forces to block the serpentine. The snake has its own deadly and swift allies however who will do its bidding abetting its rise. Written by aghaemi

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The film was part of the line-up at Japanese Canadian Film Festival in Toronto in 2018. See more »


Remake of Laughing Under the Clouds (2014) See more »

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Lovely Historical Fantasy
28 July 2018 | by alisonc-1See all my reviews

Tenka (Sota Fukushi) was once the head of an elite military unit, but he walks away from that job in order to look after younger brothers Suramaru (Yuma Nakayama) and Chutaro (Kirato Wakayama) when their parents die. Now he protects his family and his town by being the strongest and best around, and especially through his constant good mood and laughter. But legend has it that every 300 years, a series of cloudy days presages the return of the Dragon Orochi, a creature that takes a human for its vessel and wreaks havoc on the world; and it's been getting awfully cloudy lately.... This is the third film at FantAsia this year to feature rising young star Sota Fukushi, and each role has been completely different, which is a great showcase for the young man. This film, set in the Meiji Restoration period in Japan (around 150 years ago) has a great heart and a lovely style; there are several sub-plots to complicate the story and a number of well choreographed fight and dance scenes to keep the audience entertained. Good fun for all!

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21 March 2018 (Japan) See more »

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