Fly Me to the Saitama

2019 / 106' / Japan / In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles / Color

An Epic Cult Comic movie! The rebellion of the Saitama people!

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Reached 3.7 billion yen at the box office! Hideki Takeuchi’s latest work after Nodame Cantabile and Thermae Romae

Once upon a time, the people of Saitama Prefecture were severely maltreated by Tokyo-ites. They couldn’t even enter the city without a passport lest they be forcibly expelled. The sensational manga “Tonde Saitama” (still unfinished) which takes dissing Saitama to a new level is coming to the big screen! The original story of the persecution of Saitama-ites by their superior neighbor Tokyo comes to life under the direction of the master of comedy and emotion, Hideki Takeuchi (Thermae Romae, Nodame Cantabile). Also featuring in this spectacle of epic proportions, is Chiba as Saitama’s chief rival prefecture, the detached observer Kanagawa, the unexplored realm of Gunma, Ibaraki, Tochigi and the entire Kanto region. An over-the-top saga of “love and revolution”! Don’t be misled by the “diss Saitama” theme, as this larger-than-life extravaganza is a serious exploration of the theme: “love of one’s roots”!!

Director﹕ Hideki Takeuchi

Cast ﹕Gackt, Fumi Nikaido, Yusuke Iseya

Hideki Takeuchi

Born 1966 in Chiba, Hideki Takeuchi joined FUJI TV in 1990. His drama God, please give me more time (1998) won the Best Director Prize at the 18th Television Drama Academy Awards and hit the highest TV rating. He became a film director after his popular TV series Densha Otoko and Nodame Cantabile won the Best Drama and the Best Director Prize again. He is mostly known for his feature-length works Thermae Romae (I and II), Color Me True, Fly Me to the Saitama.