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NEW JAPANESE FILM MY DEAREST, LIKE A CHERRY BLOSSOM (WORKING TITLE)

NEW JAPANESE FILM MY DEAREST, LIKE A CHERRY BLOSSOM (WORKING TITLE)

Netflix confirmed the production of Netflix Film MY DEAREST, LIKE A CHERRY BLOSSOM (working title), starring Kento Nakajima (Nisekoi, Teen Bride), and Honoka Matsumoto (In This Corner of the World) directed by Yohihiro Fukagawa (In His Charts) which will be available exclusively on Netflix in 2022.

The film is a tale of love that encapsulates the transience and beauty of cherry blossoms based on a bestselling novel of the same name in Japan by Keisuke Uyama from Shueisha, produced by Kei Haruna, known for the top romance films spanning from Crying Out Love in the Center of the World and Be With You, to My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday and Let Me Eat Your Pancreas. 

Haruto, an aspiring photographer, falls head over heels for his hair stylist Misaki. When he finally finds the courage to ask Misaki out, it seems to be happily ever after for the young couple... until Misaki develops a rare disease under which she rapidly ages before their eyes.

About My Dearest, like a Cherry Blossom (Working Title) 

  • Based on: The original novel “Sakura no you na boku no koibito” by Keisuke Uyama published by Shueisha Bunko

  • Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa

  • Screenplay: Tomoko Yoshida

  • Cast: Kento Nakajima, Honoka Matsumoto

  • Cinematography: Hiroo Yanagida

  • Production Design: Kimie Kurotaki

  • Executive Producer: Shinichi Takahashi (Netflix) 

  • Producer: Kei Haruna (Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures), Takahiro Kawada (Toho Studios)

  • Production: Toho Studios 

  • Produced by: Netflix

For Press

Yumi Doi, Original Publicity

ydoi@netflix.com

Keiko Nakajima, Publicist

knakajima@netflix.com