Netflix added one other title to its quickly increasing Japan live-action originals slate Wednesday with the announcement of the romantic drama collection Past Goodbye.
The collection is an unique story by prolific Japanese screenwriter Yoshikazu Okada (BL Metamorphosis, The Final 10 Years). It co-stars Kasumi Arimura, identified for the Japanese blockbuster We Made a Lovely Bouquet and the Netflix function Name Me Chihiro, and Kentaro Sakaguchi, a TV drama common and up to date star of the function drama success The Final 10 Years (2022).
The movie tells the story of Saeko (Arimura), who all of the sudden loses her fiancé Yusuke in a tragic site visitors accident. As she tries to beat her grief, she meets Naruse (Sakaguchi), a person who unusually reminds her of Yusuke. Little does she know that Naruse had acquired Yusuke’s coronary heart a couple of months previous to their encounter — a coronary heart nonetheless in love and holding all of the reminiscences of Yusuke and Saeko’s relationship.
Past Goodbye is directed by veteran collection helmer Hiroshi Kurosaki (Reward of Hearth, Hiyokko). It was lensed in spectacular places round Japan by cinematographer Kosuke Yamada (Shin Godzilla).
The present provides to Netflix’s burgeoning Japan live-action slate — a key class for the streamer because it seeks to construct its enterprise on the earth’s third-largest economic system. Different current Japan collection launches embrace collection like Final One Standing (2023) Mild Home (2023), Burn the Home Down (2023), Sanctuary 2023), Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Makanai: Cooking within the Maiko Home (2023) and the second season of Alice in Borderland (2022), which rapidly turned the most-watched Japanese present ever on Netflix. Netflix’s forthcoming releases within the nation for this yr are live-action model of traditional mangas Yu Yu Hakusho and Metropolis Hunter, and the Yuji Sakamoto-penned function movie In Love & Deep Water.