By Masanori MURAKAMI

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Drama - Completed 2008

Two teenagers thought they were destined to be together.
But destiny can have a dark side to it, and shocking revelation from both of their pasts tears them apart. Will the “thread of destiny” reunite them?
Or is it time to realize that true love doesn’t always have a happy ending.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Masanori MURAKAMI
    • Writer(s)
    • Chiho WATANABE
    • Synopsis
    • For 18 consecutive days in 2006, “Akai Ito” became the most visited
      site on a cell phone portal. The online story initially garnered over
      16 million. The print version of “Akai Ito” has sold over 1.8 million
      copies since its release in 2007. Now it becomes TV series and Feature
      Film synchronized in December 2008.
      “Akai Ito” is a teen romance that deals with the universal innocence and
      burgeoning idealism of post-pubescence along with the confusion,
      disillusion and struggle that accompanies the transition from teen to
      young adult. But it also serves as a window into contemporary teenage
      life in Japan, middle school classmates who find each other in their
      search for relationships that are meant to be no matter how much the
      world tries to intervene.
      But destiny can have a dark side to it, too, and a shocking revelation
      from both of their pasts compels Atsushi to pull away from Mei. The
      devastating separation then unleashes a wave of misfortune upon Mei: the
      death of a loved one, drug addiction and domestic violence. As
      circumstances seek to take control of her life, Mei struggles to
      maintain her faith in the tenuous thread of destiny that will reunite
      her with her true love.