Always: Sunset on Third Street (2005)

Always: Sunset on Third Street is a 2005 Japanese movie directed by Takashi Yamazaki and based on a long-running manga by Ryohei Saigan.

Movie info

Original title
ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日
Transliterated title
Ōruweizu: San-chōme no Yūhi
Release date
November 5, 2005
Directed by
Takashi Yamazaki
Written by
Takashi Yamazaki (screenplay)
Ryota Kosawa (screenplay)
Ryohei Saigan (manga)
Distributed by
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In 1958, a girl named Mutsuko travels to Tokyo to get a job at a major automotive company, but instead ends up working at a small, family-owned car repair shop. The Suzukis’ young son Ippei takes a shine to Mutsuko and starts thinking of her as an older sister.

Other Tokyo citizens are also striving to make a name for themselves in post-war Tokyo. A former exotic dancer named Hiromi starts up a sake bar. When a young boy named Junnosuke is left in her care, she leaves him with struggling writer Chagawa.

Unfortunately, Chagawa is only able to generate interest in his children’s adventure stories, but this suits Junnosuke just fine and he begins to respect his new caretaker more and more. Junnosuke eventually starts to write his own stories and befriends Ippei of the Suzuki family who becomes interested in reading his futuristic sci-fi tales.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
maki-horikita Maki Horikita Mutsuko Hoshino
Hidetaka Yoshioka Hidetaka Yoshioka Ryunosuke Chagawa
Shinichi Tsutsumi Shinichi Tsutsumi Norifumi Suzuki
Koyuki Koyuki Hiromi Ishizaki
hiroko-yakushimaru Hiroko Yakushimaru Tomoe Suzuki
No photo available Kazuki Koshimizu Ippei Suzuki
Kenta Suga Kenta Suga Junnosuke Furuyuki
Masaya Takahashi Masaya Takahashi Saburo
Kaga Mochimaru Kaga Mochimaru
Toru Masuoka Toru Masuoka
Takashi Matsuo Takashi Matsuo
No photo available Hiroshi Kamido
hiroshi-kanbe Hiroshi Kanbe
Magy Magy
Yoichi Nukumizu Yoichi Nukumizu
Pierre Taki Pierre Taki
kisuke-iida Kisuke Iida
No photo available Motosuke Iida
Yuichi Kimura Yuichi Kimura
Masako Motai Masako Motai
Tomokazu Miura Tomokazu Miura
No photo available Kuniko Asagi
No photo available Airu Shigemoto
Kaoru Okunuki Kaoru Okunuki
Kenjiro Ishimaru Kenjiro Ishimaru
Shigemitsu Ogi Shigemitsu Ogi
Fumiyo Kohinata Fumiyo Kohinata


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Last Updated 25 Jul 2014 at 00:25