Poster advertising Moshidora in Japan
|Directed by||Makoto Tanaka|
|Written by||Natsumi Iwasaki (the original book), Makoto Tanaka|
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. It is based on the bestselling book of the same name and followed a preceding anime series also of the same name.
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). 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.
Moshidora was first announced on 13 December 2010, together with the main cast. The main character would be played by Atsuko Maeda in her first lead film role. Although the book was modeled on her fellow AKB48 member Minami Minegishi, Atsuko Maeda was chosen because she had more acting experience. Minami Minegishi will also star in the film as a supporting character.
Moshidora's theme song was announced to be the song "Everyday, Kach?sha", sung by idol group AKB48. The lyrics of this song was written by Yasushi Akimoto, and the music was composed by Yoshimasa Inoue.
|Moshidora Original Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by AKB48|
|Released||1 June 2011|
|Label||Anchor Records/Sony Music Entertainment Japan (UZCL-2016)|