Aragaki, Ikuta star in film based on Yo Hitoto’s “Hanamizuki”
“Hanamizuki,” the hit 2004 tune by singer-songwriter Yo Hitoto (33), is being used as the basis for a feature-length film. The love story will star actress Yui Aragaki (21) and actor Toma Ikuta (25).
The movie reunites director Nobuhiro Doi and screenwriter Noriko Yoshida, who worked together before on “Nada Sousou” in 2006. Aragaki plays Sae, a high school student in Hokkaido aiming to pass the entrance exam for a Tokyo university. She meets Kohei (Ikuta), who attends a fishing school in order to follow in his father’s footsteps. They go through a long-distance relationship and a breakup, but are visited by a miracle ten years later.