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Ohoku movie might be released in Asia and North America

00:48 JST October 15, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Kazunari Ninomiya’s (27) movie “大奥 (Ohoku)” has been seen by more than a million people in Japan to date and has been getting numerous overseas offers, it was revealed at an event in Tokyo yesterday, reports CinemaCafe.net.

The film’s director Fumiki Kaneko and Ninomiya appeared at the event to thank their fans for the movie’s success to date.

Since its release on October 1, more than 1.1 million have seen the movie, taking in 1.3 billion yen at the box office so far.

“The real test is from now. I really want to thank the huge number of people who have said that they loved the movie,” Ninomiya said.

It has been reported the movie has already had several screening offers from companies in Taiwan and across Asia. The movie has also had positive reviews in North America, which could lead to a western release.

“I think some parts of the movie show cultural things that only a Japanese person would be able to understand, but perhaps the role reversal between men and women would help get the idea across,” Kaneko said.

When asked whether there were any plans for a sequel, the director’s response was careful, but optimistic.

“I don’t have any concrete plans yet, but having seen how much people have enjoyed it so far, it gives me the motivation to want to make something they’ll enjoy even more. But making it would mean I’d have to create something above what it is now so this isn’t a question I can answer very easily,” he said.

Finally, Mr Kaneko talked about how he felt working with period film first-timer Ninomiya.

“I’ve already praised him enough, but he is just a genius. To a national treasure extent,” he said.


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Source: http://www.cinemacafe.net/news/cgi/report/2010/10/9264/index.html


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  1. resti
    13:31 JST October 15, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Sequel? Ohoku sequel? *speechless* Oh uh, please no more “shocking scene”. Now I’m getting nervous if I read every news about Ohoku. Kinda dizzy especially when Nino talking about kissing a guy *faint*

    But keep posting about Ohoku momo, my doctor will always by my side if I got heart attack LOL sorry momo, just kiddin’ ^^

    • 14:31 JST October 15, 2010 at 2:31 PM


      Lol, I never thought about the possibility that someone wanted a sequel. There’s so much Ohoku news going around right now…and I still haven’t seen the movie.

      Should get around to that soon……………

      Hehehe, maybe I should add a post about what to do if you’re feeling faint from awesomeness overload or shock ヽ( ̄д ̄;)ノ=3=3=3

      Momo xoxo

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