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The Japon (2019)

Los Japón (original title)
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A young Andalusian turns in new Japan's Emperor.


Álvaro Díaz Lorenzo, Cristóbal Garrido (original idea) | 1 more credit »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dani Rovira ... Paco Japón
María León ... Encarni
Antonio Dechent ... Don Francisco
Cinta Ramírez Cinta Ramírez ... Paqui
Iker Castiñeira Iker Castiñeira ... Fran
Ryo Matsumoto Ryo Matsumoto ... Hidaka
José Ramón Bocanegra José Ramón Bocanegra ... Curro
Maya Murofushi ... Mariko
Álvaro Carrero Álvaro Carrero ... Miguel
Boré Buika Boré Buika ... Tomi
Wen Jun Wen Jun ... Koike
Koshu Hirano Koshu Hirano ... Hisao
Marcos Zan Marcos Zan ... Consejero
Iwao Ikenoya Iwao Ikenoya ... Yakuza 1
Koichi Sugihara Koichi Sugihara ... Presidente de Kuruma


In the line of movies as King Ralph (1991), Los Japón is a comedy that starts with a tragedy: Emperor Satohito has died not having children nor heir to rule Japan. The Japanese government, looking for possible descendants around the world to accept the throne, find in the history books a history where in 1600 the son of the then Emperor traveled Coria del Río, a little town of Sevilla (Andalusia; south to Spain), falling in love of a Sevillian woman for never returning Japan. Investigating this family tree, the clues end pointing Paco Japón, a 37 years old Sevillian who lives with his family and his girlfriend Encarni, as new Emperor. Amazed and puzzled about these news, Paco, Encarni and the rest move Tokyo for living in the Imperial Palace in order to accomplish Paco's new responsibility as Emperor, but the complete ignorance of the language as well as Japanese customs and ways of Paco, Encarni and the rest will cause a successive mess behind another, turning upside-down life in the... Written by Chockys

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Release Date:

28 June 2019 (Spain) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain


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28 October 2019 | by pguadalixSee all my reviews

Full of topics, nothing fun and a continuous disrespect for the Spanish and for the Japanese culture.

It is not worth wasting time watching this movie, and the worst part is that the idea (although nothing original) had much to develop.

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