羊と鋼の森 / Hitsuji to Hagane no Mori (Lead)

English title (translation): A Forest of Sheep and Steel
Release date: 8 June, 2018
Directed by: Hashimoto Kojiro
Runtime: TBA
Distributed by: Toho
Based on the award-winning novel “Hitsuji to Hagane no Mori” by Miyashita Natsu
Ending Theme: “The Dream of the Lambs” by Hisaishi Joe & Tsujii Nobuyuki
Official site: hitsuji-hagane-movie.com
Official twitter @hitsuji_hagane

Synopsis:

A coming-of-age story about high school student Tomura Naoki who becomes intrigued by the piano after his encounter with piano tuner Itadori Soichiro. After graduating from high school, Tomura, who didn’t have any ambition in life prior to this meeting, trains to be a piano tuner.

Cast:

Yamazaki Kento as Tomura Naoki
Miura Tomokazu as Itadori Soichiro
Kamishiraishi Mone as Sakura Kazune
Kamishiraishi Moka as Sakura Yuni
Suzuki Ryohei as Yanagi Shinji
Naka Riisa as Hamano Eri
Shirota Yu as Kamijo Masato
Mitsuishi Ken as Akino Masashi
Sano Hayato as Tomura Masaki

Poster:

Theatrical Trailer (1min 30s):

Teaser #1

Teaser #2

Kento’s comment:

“Reading the novel, the sound, scenery, smell, and the relationship between people, everything was depicted in a delicate, careful and very gentle way. What is required – talent or hardwork? Am I doing my job for the sake of someone? As a piano tuner and as a person, Tomura worries about these, and matures slowly while encountering failures. He’s someone I empathize with. I think this is something anyone in any profession is able to empathize with. I’m really excited about how the uniqueness of piano tuning, the forest, and the piano will be depicted on film.”

Notes:

  • Kento stayed in Hokkaido to learn and practice piano tuning in late 2016.
  • The movie was announced on 3 February, 2017.
  • Filming took place mainly in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, from February to mid-March, 2017. Filming of the summer scenes began in June 2017.

Stills:

Behind the Scenes:

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