The Kirishima Thing (2012)

The Kirishima Thing is a 2012 Japanese movie directed by Daihachi Yoshida. Based on a novel by Ryo Asai, the movie tackles the subject of high school hierarchies and the way kids quietly accept their role within that tightly-controlled social structure without question.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Kirishima, Bukatsu Yamerutteyo
Release date
August 11, 2012
Directed by
Daihachi Yoshida
Written by
Kohei Kiyasu (screenplay)
Daihachi Yoshida (screenplay)
Ryo Asai (novel)
103 min.
Eiren rating
G (General Audiences)
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  • The Kirishima Thing Hong Kong DVD

    Region 3 NTSC DVD (English subtitles)

    Label: CN Entertainment (Hong Kong)
    Out: Mar 13, 2014
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When a popular student named Kirishima suddenly decides to quit the very activities that placed him at the top tier of popularity, his classmates can’t seem to come to grips with it. Rumors begin to fly about why he made his decision, leading to misunderstandings, confusion, and misguided anger among his peers.

Meanwhile, the nerdier kids who have spent the entirety of their high school careers remaining relatively invisible also feel the effects of this shake-up as a boy named Ryoya Maeda begins documenting events for his film project.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Ryunosuke Kamiki Ryunosuke Kamiki Ryoya Maeda, film club member
tomoya-maeno Tomoya Maeno Film club member
Hideto Iwai Hideto Iwai Film club advisor
Ai Hashimoto Ai Hashimoto Kasumi Higashihara, badminton club member
kurumi-shimizu Kurumi Shimizu Badminton club member
suzuka-ohgo Suzuka Ohgo Aya, brass band member
No photo available Takemi Fujii Brass band member
Mizuki Yamamoto Mizuki Yamamoto Risa Iida, go-home club (no club)
Mayu Matsuoka Mayu Matsuoka Sana, go-home club (no club)
Motoki Ochiai Motoki Ochiai Ryuta, go-home club (no club)
Kodai Asaka Kodai Asaka Tomohiro, go-home club (no club)
Taiga Taiga Volleyball team member
Nobuyuki Suzuki Nobuyuki Suzuki Volleyball team member
No photo available Isao Enomoto Volleyball team member
Masahiro Higashide Masahiro Higashide Hiroki Kikuchi, baseball team member


  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 5 years ago
  • Teaser (Japanese)

    Added 5 years ago


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Last Updated 29 Aug 2014 at 15:44