Following his Earthsea adaptation, Goro Miyazaki's second feature looks closer to Japan with an adaptation of Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsuro Sayama's manga Kokuriko-Zaka Kara (From Kokuriko Hill). With the movie scheduled to hit Japanese theaters on July 16th, here's a trailer.
Masami Nagasawa (live action versions of Mitsuru Adachi's sports manga Touch andRough, Godzilla Final Wars, Godzilla vs. Mothra vs. Mechagodzilla: Tokyo SOS) plays the heroine, a girl named Komatsuzaki growing up in Yokohama in the 60's. Junichi Okada (Prince Arren in Goro Miyazaki's Tales from Earthsea adaptation) plays the male lead.
Other case members include Takeshita Keiko (in Phoenix in Tezuka adaptations, Odette in Toei'sSwan Lake), Ishida Yuriko (San in Princess Mononoke, Yuria in the latest Fist of the North Starrevival), Jun Fubuki (won a Japanese Academy Award for Muno no hito), Naitou Takeshi (the father in Spirited Away), Kazama Shiyunsuke (Yugi in Yu-Gi-Oh), Nao Ōmori (Ichi in Ichi the Killer) and Kagawa Teruyuki (live action 20th Century Boys).