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.
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- 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…
Trailer (Japanese)Added 6 years ago
Teaser (Japanese)Added 7 years ago