LAUGHING LUCKY CATS

WARAU MANEKI NEKO

By Ken IIDUKA

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Comedy - Completed 2017

Fumika Shimizu (“HK: Forbidden Super Hero”) and Rena Matsui (ex-member of SKE48) team up as an irrepressible comedy duo in the film adaptation of award-winning novel “Warau Maneki Neko” (Shueisha’s Subaru Best Newcomer Award) about comedy and friendship under the direction of Ken Iizuka of “Arakawa Under The Bridge” fame.

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Hong-Kong Filmart 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 126 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ken IIDUKA
    • Writer(s)
    • Ken IIDUKA
    • Producer(s)
    • Arihiro WADA (DLE)
    • Synopsis
    • Two girls search for fulfillment and happiness not by standing alongside a man but shoulder to shoulder with each other, making people laugh. “Akako and Hitomi” are in their fifth year as a female standup comedy duo. They’re free of boyfriends and only slightly concerned about what the future holds for them. But right now, their act leaves much to be desired. They’re poor and struggling, but together mature and forge uplifting bonds of friendship in a powerful spring-of-youth masterpiece full of dreams and laughter. “We’re unpolished now, but one day, we’ll make the big time. And then we’ll all be sparkling in laughter.”
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