Fly, Dakota, Fly! (2013)

Fly, Dakota, Fly! is a 2013 Japanese movie directed by Seiji Aburatani.

The film was originally slated for release in September 2012 but has been delayed to 2013 in order to film a few additional scenes over the winter.

According to a blog post by actress Manami Higa, filming finally resumed on Sado Island in late January 2013.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Tobe! Dakota
Release date
October 5, 2013
Directed by
Seiji Aburatani
Written by
Kuniho Yasui (screenplay)
Naoyuki Tomomatsu (screenplay)
Distributed by


In January of 1946, a British military plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Sado Island. Due to propaganda from the war, the local residents are extremely wary of British military personnel. However, their spirit of compassion eventually takes over as an innkeeper’s daughter named Chiyoko takes five of the men in as guests and attempts to make them feel at home. Based on a true story.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Manami Higa Manami Higa Chiyoko Hattori
Masataka Kubota Masataka Kubota
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto
Bengal Bengal
toshiki-ayata Toshiki Ayata
Yoriko Douguchi Yoriko Douguchi
kumi-nakamura Kumi Nakamura
miyoko-yoshimoto Miyoko Yoshimoto
Yukijiro Hotaru Yukijiro Hotaru
yukiyo-sono Yukiyo Sono
Mark Chinnery Mark Chinnery Captain Bradley
Kasey Cummings Kasey Cummings Myers


  • The film was produced with a budget of about 200 million yen (~$2 million USD).


  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 4 years ago


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Last Updated 25 Mar 2014 at 13:13