10 Promises to My Dog (2008)

10 Promises to My Dog is a 2008 Japanese movie directed by Katsuhide Motoki and based on a novel by Hare Kawaguchi which itself was ispired by “The Ten Commandments for Dogs” by Stan Rawlinson.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Inu to Watashi no Jū no Yakusoku
Release date
March 15, 2008
Directed by
Katsuhide Motoki
Written by
Yoshimitsu Sawamoto (screenplay)
Hare Kawaguchi (novel)
Distributed by
  • 10 Promises to My Dog HK DVD

    Region 3 NTSC DVD (English subtitles)

    Label: CN Entertainment (Hong Kong)
    Out: Oct 30, 2008
    Buy: YesAsia US, YesAsia Global
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The film chronicles the relationship of a girl named Akari (played by Mayuko Fukuda and Lena Tanaka) and her dog, Socks. Before Akari’s mother dies, she gives Akari a list of 10 promises from Socks’s perspective. Years later, Akari reflects on these promises, wondering if she has been the best dog owner she could be.

Featured Cast

Lena Tanaka Lena Tanaka Akari Saito
Mayuko Fukuda Mayuko Fukuda Akari Saito (childhood)
Ryo Kase Ryo Kase Susumu Hoshi
Shota Sato Shota Sato Susumu Hoshi (childhood)
Chizuru Ikewaki Chizuru Ikewaki Yuko Inoue, Akari's friend
akiko-aitsuki Akiko Aitsuki Yoshiko Seiji
akira-fuse Akira Fuse Shinichi Hoshi, Susumu's dad
Pierre Taki Pierre Taki Nakano, zookeeper
akane-osawa Akane Osawa Yuri Okada
hana-ebise Hana Ebise Tomo Takahashi
Mina Fujii Mina Fujii Michi, local high school student
Kenichi Yajima Kenichi Yajima Sakamoto, head surgeon
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe Convenience store clerk
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano Dr. Minagawa
Reiko Takashima Reiko Takashima Fumiko Saito, mom
Etsushi Toyokawa Etsushi Toyokawa Yuichi Saito, dad
No photo available Mariko Ooe Appearance as announcer

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