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Netflix Starts Production on Japanese Film ‘My Dearest, Like a Cherry Blossom’

Netflix Starts Production on Japanese Film ‘My Dearest, Like a Cherry Blossom’

Netflix confirmed the production of My Dearest, Like a Cherry Blossom (working title), starring Kento Nakajima (Nisekoi, Teen Bride), and Honoka Matsumoto (In This Corner of the World). It will be directed by Yohihiro Fukagawa (In His Charts) and will be available exclusively on Netflix in 2022.

The film is a tale of love that encapsulates the transience and beauty of cherry blossoms based on a bestselling novel of the same name, Sakura no you na boku no koibito, in Japan by Keiichi Uyama from Shueisha, produced by Kei Haruna, known for the top romance films spanning from Crying Out Love in the Center of the World and Be With You, to My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday and Let Me Eat Your Pancreas. 

Haruto, an aspiring photographer, falls head over heels for his hairstylist Misaki. When he finally finds the courage to ask Misaki out, it seems to be happily ever after for the young couple… until Misaki develops a rare disease under which she rapidly ages before their eyes.

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Kei Haruna (Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures), Takahiro Kawada (Toho Studios) will produce with Shinichi Takahashi (Netflix) as the executive producer.

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