Aiko Sixteen (1983)

Aiko Sixteen is a Japanese movie directed by Akiyoshi Imazeki and was based on the 1981 novel “1980 Juuroku-sai” by then-17-year-old Akemi Hotta. It was released by Nihon Herald Eiga in Japan on December 17, 1983.

Yasuko Tomita stars as Aiko Mita, a 16-year-old high school girl who goes by the nickname “Rabu-tan” and joins her school’s archery club.

In her second term, an experienced archery champion named Aiko Shimazaki (Misako Konno)  joins the team. While everyone, including Rabu-tan, aspires to be more like Shimazaki, it’s soon discovered that she had once been pregnant and was suicidal.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Aiko 16-sai
Release date
December 17, 1983

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Yasuko Tomita Yasuko Tomita Aiko Mita
No photo available Misa Kawai Beniko Hanaoka
Hiroshi Inuzuka Hiroshi Inuzuka Shiro Mita
No photo available Shiro Kishibe Yutaka Hashimoto
No photo available Tatsuya Oka Ryota Kawano
Tsurube Shofukutei Tsurube Shofukutei boarding house policeman
No photo available Yuki Matsushita Reiko
Yumiko Fujita Yumiko Fujita Yoshiko Mita
No photo available Misako Konno Aiko Shimazaki
No photo available Masumi Miyazaki


  • Trailer (Japanese)

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Last Updated 18 Mar 2014 at 03:52