I Wish (2011)

I Wish is a 2011 Japanese movie directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda and starring the child manzai comedy duo Maeda Maeda.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Release date
June 11, 2011
Directed by
Hirokazu Kore-eda
Written by
Hirokazu Kore-eda (screenplay)
Distributed by
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After his parents get divorced, Koichi winds up living with his mother and grandparents in Kagoshima, while his brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in Fukuoka. The brothers dream of their family being reunited one day, so they’re both very excited when the Kyushu Shinkansen is completed, especially when they hear that a miracle will occur when the first trains meet. Because of this, they decide to do whatever they can do make sure this miracle actually takes place.

Featured Cast

Koki Maeda Koki Maeda Koichi
Oshiro Maeda Oshiro Maeda Ryunosuke
Ryoga Hayashi Ryoga Hayashi Tasuku, Koichi's classmate
No photo available Hoshinosuke Yoshinaga Shinichi, Koichi's classmate
No photo available Kyara Uchida Megumi, Ryunosuke's classmate
No photo available Kanna Hashimoto Kanna, Ryunosuke's classmate
No photo available Rento Isobe Ryunosuke's classmate
Joe Odagiri Joe Odagiri Kenji, Koichi's father
Yui Natsukawa Yui Natsukawa Kyoko, Megumi's mother
Hiroshi Abe Hiroshi Abe Mr. Sakagami, Koichi's teacher
Masami Nagasawa Masami Nagasawa Ms. Mimura, Koichi's teacher
Yoshio Harada Yoshio Harada Wataru, Shuukichi's childhood friend
Nene Otsuka Nene Otsuka Nozomi, Koichi's mother
Kirin Kiki Kirin Kiki Hideko, Koichi's grandmother
Isao Hashizume Isao Hashizume Shuukichi, Koichi's grandfather


  • US Trailer

    Added 2 years ago
  • Trailer (English subtitles)

    Added 4 years ago
  • Teaser (Japanese)

    Added 4 years ago


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Last Updated Jul 07, 2014 at 02:05:16 EDT