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Fly Me to the Saitama (2019)

Tonde Saitama (original title)
In a world where people are discriminated based on their birthplace, a resident of the much-reviled Saitama Prefecture embarks on a revolutionary campaign to improve things for his home.

Director:

Hideki Takeuchi

Writers:

Mineo Maya (manga), Tomokazu Tokunaga (script)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kumiko Asô ... Maki Sugawara
Gackt ... Rei Asami
Yûsuke Iseya ... Sho Yakyukozo
Ryô Katô ... Nobuo Shimokawa
Masaki Kyômoto ... Duke Saitama
Shôtarô Mamiya ... Saitama resident
Akaji Maro ... Sojuro Saionji
Tsubasa Masuwaka ... Okayo
Akira Nakao Akira Nakao ... Takezo Dannoura
Ryô Narita ... Haruto Igarashi
Fumi Nikaidô ... Momomi Dannoura
Haruka Shimazaki ... Ami Sugawara
Kumiko Takeda ... Keiko Dannoura
Naoto Takenaka ... Kanagawa Prefectural Governor
Brother Tom Brother Tom ... Yoshimi Sugawara
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Storyline

In a world where people are discriminated based on their birthplace, Saitama Prefecture is particularly criticized by the people in Tokyo. One day, a mysterious male student named Rei Asami transfers to Hakuhodo Academy, a prestigious high school in Tokyo, from America. However, Rei is revealed to have been born in Saitama Prefecture. He leaves Hakuhodo and returns to Saitama, and forms a revolutionary movement to acquire respect and rights for Saitama citizens. Following him is Momomi Hakuhodo, the male president of the school's student council and the grandson of the school principal.

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Taglines:

"We apologize for the people of Saitama Prefecture for making this film."

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 February 2019 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Fly Me to the Saitama See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,802,347
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The male character Momoni Hakuhodo is played by a female actress Fumi Nikaidô. See more »

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23 June 2019 | by nadinecnatourSee all my reviews

Funny and hyper-stylized superhero tale about the triumph of the ordinary. Enjoyed watching this even without catching all of the cultural references. The song in the end credits is particularly hilarious.


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