Moshidora (film)
Moshidora
Moshidora movie poster.png
Poster advertising Moshidora in Japan
Directed by Makoto Tanaka
Screenplay by Makoto Tanaka
Natsumi Iwasaki
Based on Moshi K?k? Yaky? no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no "Management" o Yondara
by Natsumi Iwasaki,
Starring Atsuko Maeda
Haruna Kawaguchi
Music by Takayuki Hattori
Cinematography Koichi Nakayama
Edited by Masahiro Onaga
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • 4 June 2011 (2011-06-04)
Running time
125
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Moshi K?k? Yaky? no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no "Management" o Yondara (???????????????????????????????????, What if the Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker's "Management"?) (or Moshidora for short) is a 2011 Japanese live-action film directed by Makoto Tanaka which was released in Japanese cinemas on 4 June 2011.[1] It is based on the bestselling book of the same name and followed a preceding anime series also of the same name.[2][3]

Story

The movie is about Minami Kawashima (played by Atsuko Maeda), a high school girl who becomes the manager of her school's baseball team in place of her hospitalized friend, Yuki Miyata (Haruna Kawaguchi).[4][5] She tries to lead the team to the National High School Baseball Championship by learning strategies from the business book Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices by Peter Drucker, which she mistakenly bought.[3]

Cast

  • Atsuko Maeda as Minami Kawashima (?? ???, Kawashima Minami), the team assistant
  • Koji Seto as Keiichir? Asano (?? ???, Asano Keiichir?), the baseball team's ace pitcher
  • Minami Minegishi as Ayano H?j? (?? ??, H?j? Ayano), the team's scorekeeper
  • Sosuke Ikematsu as Jir? Kashiwagi (?? ??, Kashiwagi Jir?), the team's catcher
  • Haruna Kawaguchi as Yuki Miyata (?? ??, Miyata Y?ki), Minami's childhood friend
  • Yo Oizumi as Makoto Kachi (?? ?, Kachi Makoto), the team's coach
  • Hiroshi Oizumi as the manager
  • Hiroki Suzuki as Masayoshi Nikai
  • Yukito Nishii as Yunosuke Sakurai

Filming

Development

Moshidora was first announced on 13 December 2010, together with the main cast.[6] The main character would be played by Atsuko Maeda in her first lead film role.[6] Although the book was modeled on her fellow AKB48 member Minami Minegishi, Atsuko Maeda was chosen because she had more acting experience.[5] Minami Minegishi will also star in the film as a supporting character.[6]

Music

Moshidora's theme song was announced to be the song "Everyday, Kach?sha", sung by idol group AKB48.[7] The lyrics of this song was written by Yasushi Akimoto, and the music was composed by Yoshimasa Inoue.[8]

Release

Box office

Moshidora was first released in Japanese cinemas on 4 June 2011.[1] It debuted in the 4th position at the Japanese box office with a total gross of US$2,232,675 in its debut weekend.[9]

Soundtrack disc

Moshidora Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by AKB48
Released 1 June 2011[10]
Label Anchor Records/Sony Music Entertainment Japan (UZCL-2016)[10][11]

The oringnal soundtrack for the film Moshidora was released on 1 June 2011 by Sony Music Entertainment Japan.[12]

Merchandise

Official visual book

An official visual book of the Moshidora film was released on 28 May 2011.[13] It contains photographs of the making of the film.[13]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Drucker in the Dugout". Nippon Cinema. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "AKB48?????????????????". eiga.com inc. (in Japanese). eiga.com inc. 2011-12-13. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ a b "Atsuko Maeda stars in "Moshidora" movie adaptation". Eiga.com. Tokyograph. 12 December 2010. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ ?????????!AKB????? (1/2???). Sankei Sports (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. 2011-12-13. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ a b "AKB48's Maeda Atsuko to star in "Moshidora" movie". Sankei Sports. tokyohive. 2010-12-12. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ a b c "AKB48?????????????????". eiga.com (in Japanese). eiga.com. 2010-12-13. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ ???????????????????????????????????(2011). Stingray (in Japanese). allcinema. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ Everyday???????(???????/Type-A). Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Box Office Mojo". IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ a b "CD Japan". Neowing. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Moshidora (Movie)" Original Soundtrack Sony Music Shop
  12. ^ "Amazon Japan Moshidora Movie Original Soundtrack Album". Amazon.com, Inc (in Japanese). Retrieved . 
  13. ^ a b "Amazon Japan Moshidora Official Visual Book". Amazon.com, Inc (in Japanese). Retrieved . 

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