Length 99min/LGBT, Boys Love/ Release Date: September 4th, 2020
Mitsuomi returns home after a major failure. He feels miserable and defeated.Nothing’s changed back home, except for one thing: old man Kumai has adopted a young man his age, Yamato. Yamato speaks with an accent, and is kind and gentle. Yamato comforts the depressed Mitsuomi, and begins to bring light to his heart. And as he spends time with him, Mitsuomi gradually finds himself drawn to Yamato.“What is this feeling I have…? He’s a man!” And then, when Yamato’s sleeping, he finds himself kissing him.Yamato, for his part, is a cheerful man, but he has walls in his heart. He was actually abandoned as a child, and grew up in an orphanage before being adopted. Because of his past, he doesn’t feel like he can love anybody, or be loved. Mitsuomi feels defeated and at odds with his father. Yamato feels like he can’t love because of his past. The two of them come to trust one another, and work together to overcome their problems. The feeling they share can truly be called love.
©︎2020 "COMING HOME" Production Committee
Length 110min/Drama, Family/ Release Date: October 2020
Chihiro is a middle school kid who’s naive and a little reckless, but lives life to the fullest. She’s got a busy life too, with lots to do like falling in love with her new hottie teacher, Mr. Minami (who she calls an Asian Edward Furlong). And her sister’s run away from home and won’t come back, too… But her friends at school are kind and nice to her, and that’s what matters, right? There’s just one problem though: her parents have joined a shady cult that they claim “miraculously” healed her illness. Her best friend Nabe asks her, “Do you believe in that stuff?” “I don’t know. But I haven’t gotten sick in forever!” she says. For the first time in her young life, Chihiro begins to doubt her parents and the world she lives in…
©2020"Under the Stars" Production Committee
Length 119min/Family / Release Date: November 6th, 2020
Kazuki has divorced his wife of many years. His son Koki decided to go with his father, but because he’s at the sensitive age of 15, Kazuki is wracked with guilt that he may have ruined his son’s life. To make things worse, almost immediately afterwards Koki fails his high school entrance exams.Kazuki had always been a free spirit and lined as a musician, who’d told Koki that there was more to life than school, and that he should focus on his own happiness. But Koki’s decision was that he wanted to go to high school. And in spring of the next year, he successfully passes his exams. Kazuki asks him a question: “What do you want to do for lunch at school? Do you want me to give you money for the cafeteria, or would you rather I make it for you?” “I want you to make lunch for me, dad.” From this moment was born an important promise: one of them would go to school every day without a single absence, and the other would make him a homemade meal for every single lunch for his entire time in high school.These lunches become a point of interaction throughout their busy lives. Even on days after concerts, days when he’s hung over, or days when he has to work early… Kazuki’s lunch-making frenzy is about to begin.
©"461 Days of Bento: A Promise Between Father and Son" Production Committee