MARUYAMA, THE MIDDLE SCHOOLER

CHUGAKUSEI MARUYAMA

By Kankuro KUDO

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Comedy - Completed 2013

Staying 14 forever is better than being a brain-dead adult!
A forever fantasy of mid teen boys, totally visualized by wiz writer/director Kankuro Kudo at suburb apartment district in nowhere Japan.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 119 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kankuro KUDO
    • Writer(s)
    • Kankuro KUDO
    • Producer(s)
    • Kazutoshi WADAKURA, Makiko NAGASAKA, Makoto OKADA
    • Synopsis
    • Katsuya Maruyama(played by Takuma Hiraoka) is in second year at middle school. His life revolves around his housing project apartment and the school. He lives with his family; his mediocre dad who works 9-to-5 (played by Toru Nakamura), a plain mom who loves Korean TV melodramas(played by Maki Sakai) and an annoying sister with whom he shares a bunk bed. In the chaos of adolescence, Katsuya comes up with an exercise routine to make him limber and flexible all in the pursuit of a lewd goal. As a result whenever his spine pops, he loses himself in a wild fantasy. One day a new neighbor, Tatsuo Shimoi(played by Tsuyoshi Kusanagi) moves in. Single dad, Shimoi gets on unnaturally well with housewives and doesn't appear to work. Soon after Shimoi moved in, a murdered body is found nearby. Katsuya fantasizes that Shimoi is an assassin and his fantasy runs rampant...
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