“Movie ‘Ginga Tetsudou no Chichi’ – Starring Koji Yakusho and Masaki Suda, the live-action adaptation of the award-winning novel portraying the “parent-child love” between Kenji Miyazawa and his father.”

“Keiki Monoi’s novel ‘Ginga Tetsudou no Chichi’ is being adapted into a live-action film. Starring Koji Yakusho, the movie is set to be released on May 5, 2023 (Friday, public holiday). The director is Shutsunshin Narushima.”

The novel “Ginga Tetsudou no Chichi” won the 158th Naoki Prize and portrays the life of Kenji Miyazawa from the perspective of his father, Masujiro. The original author, Keiki Monoi, collected numerous materials related to Masujiro from a vast collection of Kenji Miyazawa’s documents to depict the “parent-child love” between Kenji Miyazawa and his father. In the live-action film adaptation of “Ginga Tetsudou no Chichi,” Koji Yakusho takes on the leading role. Additionally, Masaki Suda portrays Kenji Miyazawa, and Nana Mori plays the role of his sister, Toshi. Synopsis of the film “Father of the Galactic Railroad Masaziro Miyazawa, the father of Kenji Miyazawa, came from a prosperous pawnshop lineage. As the eldest son, Kenji was expected to take over the family business, but he consistently refused, coming up with various reasons to do so. After graduating from school, Kenji followed his own path, engaging in activities such as farming, creating artificial gems, and exploring religion. Masaziro tried to be a strict father, but he couldn’t help but spoil Kenji when it came to his son’s wishes. Eventually, when Kenji’s sister, Toshi, fell ill, he took up the pen to write, but… (Details) Movie Title: “Ginga Tetsudou no Chichi” (Father of the Galactic Railroad) Release Date: May 5, 2023 (Friday, public holiday) Cast: Koji Yakusho, Masaki Suda, Nana Mori, Maki Sakai, Jin Tanaka, Yuta Toyokawa Director: Shutsunshin Narushima Original Work: Keiki Monoi “Ginga Tetsudou no Chichi” (Published by Kodansha Bunko) Screenplay: Riko Sakaguchi Production: Kinoshita Group Produced by: Kino Films / Twins Japan Distributed by: Kino Films

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