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The Kirishima Thing (桐島、部活やめるってよ, Kirishima, bukatsu yamerutteyo) is a 2012 Japanese high school drama film directed by Daihachi Yoshida and based on a novel by Ryo Asai. It was released on August 11, 2012.[1] The film won several awards, including the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year,[2] and also received several nominations.

Contents

1 Cast 2 Production 3 Reception

3.1 Critical response 3.2 Accolades

4 References 5 External links

Cast[edit]

Ryunosuke Kamiki as Ryoya Maeda Ai Hashimoto as Kasumi Masahiro Higashide as Hiroki Kikuchi Suzuka Ogo as Aya Sawajima Kurumi Shimizu as Mika Miyabe Mizuki Yamamoto as Risa Mayu Matsuoka as Sana Motoki Ochiai as Ryuta Kodai Asaka as Tomohiro Tomoya Maeno as Takefumi Nobuyuki Suzuki as Kubo Takemi Fujii as Shiori Taiga as Fusuke Koizumi Shuhei Takahashi Hideto Iwai as Katayama Tomofumi Okumura Enomoto Isao as Hino

Production[edit] Principal photography took place in Kōchi.[1] Reception[edit] Critical response[edit] On Film Business Asia, Derek Elley gave the film a grade of 8 out of 10, calling it "an offbeat gem".[1] Accolades[edit]

Award Date Category Recipients and nominees Result

Asian Film Awards March 18, 2013[3] Best Newcomer Masahiro Higashide Nominated

Best Screenwriter Kohei Kiyasu and Daihachi Yoshida Nominated

Best Editor Mototaka Kusakabe Won

Japan Academy Prize March 8, 2013[4] Picture of the Year The Kirishima Thing Won

Director of the Year Daihachi Yoshida Won

Best Editor Mototaka Kusakabe Won

Screenplay of the Year Kohei Kiyasu Nominated

Daihachi Yoshida Nominated

Best Newcomers Masahiro Higashide Won

Ai Hashimoto Won

Hochi Film Award December 18, 2012 Best Director Daihachi Yoshida Won

Best Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki Nominated

References[edit]

^ a b c Derek Elley (December 7, 2012). "The Kirishima Thing". Film Business Asia. Retrieved September 18, 2014.  ^ Stephen Cremin (March 11, 2013). "Kirishima does its Thing". Film Business Asia. Retrieved September 18, 2014.  ^ "7th AFA Nominees and Winners". www.asianfilmawards.asia. Retrieved September 18, 2014.  ^ "36th Japan Academy Prize". www.japan-academy-prize.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved September 18, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Kirishima, bukatsu yamerutteyo on IMDb

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Films directed by Daihachi Yoshida

Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers! (2007) Kuhio Taisa (2009) The Kirishima Thing (2012) Pale Moon (2014) A Beautiful Star (2017) Hitsuji no Ki (2018)

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Japan Academy Prize for Best Film

The Yellow Handkerchief (1977) The Incident (1978) Vengeance Is Mine (1979) Zigeunerweisen (1980) Station (1981) Fall Guy (1982) The Ballad of Narayama (1983) The Funeral (1984) Gray Sunset (1985) House on Fire (1986) A Taxing Woman (1987) The Silk Road (1988) Black Rain (1989) Childhood Days (1990) My Sons (1991) Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1992) A Class to Remember (1993) Crest of Betrayal (1994) A Last Note (1995) Shall We Dance? (1996) Princess Mononoke (1997) Begging for Love (1998) Poppoya (1999) After the Rain (2000) Spirited Away (2001) The Twilight Samurai (2002) When the Last Sword Is Drawn (2003) Half a Confession (2004) Always Sanchōme no Yūhi (2005) Hula Girls (2006) Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007) Departures (2008) Shizumanu Taiyō (2009) Confessions (2010) Rebirth (2011) The Kirishima Thing (2012) The Great Passage (2013) The Eternal Zero (2014) Our Little Sister (2015) Shin Godzilla (2016) The Third Murder (2017)

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Yokohama Film Festival Best Film

Taiyō o Nusunda Otoko (1980) Zigeunerweisen (1981) Something Like It (1982) Exchange Students (1983) The Family Game (1984) Mahjong hōrōki (1985) Love Hotel (1986) House of Wedlock (1987) The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1988) Rock yo shizukani nagareyo (1989) Dotsuitarunen (1990) Sakura no Sono (1991) A Scene at the Sea (1992) Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1993) All Under the Moon (1994) Tokarefu (1995) Love Letter (1996) Kids Return (1997) Onibi (1998) Cure (1999) Keiho (2000) Face (2001) Go (2002) Hush! (2003) Vibrator (2004) Kamikaze Girls (2005) Break Through! (2006) Sway (2008) I Just Didn't Do It (2008) Departures (2009) Dear Doctor (2010) 13 Assassins (2011) Someday (2012) The Kirishima Thing (2013) The Devil's Path (2014) The Light Shines Only There (2015) Our Little Sister (2016) In This Corner of the World (2017) The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue (2018)

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