By Takuro OIKAWA

TOEI COMPANY, LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2013

A lonely hearted school girl founds “Neighbour Club” where students with bizarre and shy characters gather. Making enemy of a school representative, they begin a forbidden experiment!

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 113 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Takuro OIKAWA
    • Writer(s)
    • Takuro OIKAWA
    • Producer(s)
    • Hiroyasu NAGATA
    • Synopsis
    • The Saint Chronica Academy. Blonde-haired Kodaka Hasegawa is a high school sophomore with a Japanese father and a British mother. But his piercing eyes and stern gaze have alienated him from others and made him the target of bullying. Today, he is spending a typical school day, alone. Having left his cell phone in class, he returns to find an odd young girl seemingly talking to an invisible friend. She is Yozora Mikazuki, a self-absorbed loner who quickly confesses to Kodaka, “I want to make a friend quickly, without a lot of fuss.” To which Kodaka confesses, “Actually, I’d like to make a real friend someday.” Yozora strikes upon an idea to launch an after school “Neighbor’s Club” for the purpose of making friends, and forcibly recruits Kodaka as its charter member. The club soon attracts a quirky assortment of deluded loners. They include Sena Kashiwazaki, a rich girl with perfect looks and smarts, a self-professed inventor, Rika Shiguma, a 10-year-old nun, Maria Takayama, and a bullied pretty boy named Yukimura Kusunoki. The eclectic group simply gathers together to kill time but gradually begin to connect, writing “relay novels”, going out to karaoke, and shooting fireworks at the beach, ultimately forging “regular” teenage memories. The bliss is broken by a tyrannical student council president, Saionji, who sets out to destroy the club before summer vacation. Then Rika invents a virtual world “gal game” that begins to consume Sena and turn her back into a recluse. So Kodaka and friends decide to enter the game in hopes of rescuing her.
    • Partners & financing
    • ©2014 HAGANAI THE MOVIE Film Partners