DESTINY: The Tale of Kamakura

(DESTINY 鎌倉ものがたり)

2018 (41st) Japan Academy Awards- Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction



Based on the manga series Kamakura Monogatarithat has sold more than 9 million copies to date, Destiny: The Tale of Kamakurais directed by Takashi Yamazaki (Space Battleship Yamato), who previously adapted the Sunset on Third Streettrilogy by the same author, which won more than a dozen Japanese Academy Awards. Masato Sakai (from the hit TV series Hanzawa Naoki) and Mitsuki Takahata (Evergreen Love) play husband and wife who have the ability to communicate with supernatural.The film successfully attracted viewers in Japan and earned more than ¥2,660,000,000!

When young Akiko (Mitsuki Takahata) marries mystery writer Masakazu Isshiki(Masato Sakai)and moves in with him in Kamakura, herway of life becomes a constant source of amazement. A simple stroll through the streets brings her into contact with supernatural creatures such as spirits, goblins, ghosts, and not-grim-at-all reapers. As Akiko learns very quickly, Kamakura is a place where humans and non-humans live side-by-side in harmony.

One morning, Masakazu awakes to find that Akiko has disappeared.The only trace of her is a loving letter to her husband.It seems that Akiko has met an unfortunate accident, died, and departed for the netherworld.Upon losing his wife, Masakazu realizes for the first time how much he loves her. To bring Akiko back to life, he decides to journey to the underworld himself.What awaits Masakazu there are the supernatural creatures who took away his wife, and someone else he recognizes...




Masato Sakai, Mitsuki Takahata

Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Duration (min) : 129 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English





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