By Yojiro TAKITA

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

Drama - Completed 2009

A red-hot, best-selling comic that has sold a total of 40 million copies in Japan finally hits the big screen as a live-action movie, created by top filmmaking and acting talent.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yojiro TAKITA
    • Writer(s)
    • Ryota KOSAWA
    • Producer(s)
    • Masatake KONDO (TOEI)
    • Synopsis
    • Sanpei is a cheerful boy living with his grandfather Ippei, a master fisherman. Sanpei is an ordinary kid at first glance, but through Ippei's coaching and Sanpei's natural born talent, he's quickly growing into a great angler. During the summer vacation, Sanpei is absorbed in fishing with his childhood friend, Yurippe.
      One day, a man named Gyoshin Ayukawa, a fishing superstar in the U.S., tells Sanpei the legend of the “Monster Fish of Yonaki Valley". Naturally, Sanpei decides to catch the legendary creature. Gyoshin, Sanpei and the others are about to make the journey to Yonaki Valley when Sanpei’s sister Aiko comes back from Tokyo...
      Does the legendary monster fish really exist?
      Will Sanpei be able to reel in the biggest catch of his life?
      Sanpei’s dream-filled adventure has just begun!