Hanamizuki (2010)

Hanamizuki is a 2010 Japanese movie directed by Nobuhiro Doi and inspired by a hit 2004 song by Yo Hitoto.

Following the theme of Hitoto’s song, the film features a couple who never seem to be in the same place at the same time, so their love never seems to have a chance to bloom over the 10-year span they’re apart.

Movie info

Original title
Release date
August 21, 2010
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Theme song
"Hanamizuki" by Yo Hitoto


A Hokkaido high school student named Sae lives with her mother Ryoko and dreams of attending a Tokyo university. Sae studies for her entrance exams while being watched over by the flowering dogwood tree (hanamizuki) planted by her father, who died when she was young. Eventually, she meets and falls in love with Kohei, who is planning to stay in Hokkaido and become a fisherman like his father. When Sae leaves Hokkaido for university, they attempt a long-distance relationship, but it’s ill-fated. However, a miracle occurs ten years later…

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Yui Aragaki Yui Aragaki Sae
Toma Ikuta Toma Ikuta Kohei
Osamu Mukai Osamu Mukai
Arata Iura Arata Iura
hiroko-yakushimaru Hiroko Yakushimaru
Misako Renbutsu Misako Renbutsu
Yuichi Kimura Yuichi Kimura
Yutaka Matsushige Yutaka Matsushige


  • Trailer (Japanese)

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  • Teaser (Japanese)

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Last Updated 31 Aug 2014 at 02:56