From 9.00 – 11.10 p.m., 21 April 2012
7-sai ni Nattara
Synopsis: First year elementary school student Shimohira Kazuumi (Suzuki Fuku) will be celebrating his seventh birthday four days later. His mother Keiko (Tomosaka Rie) and father Yasuyuki (Kawaoka Daijiro) have promised that they will go as a family to the amusement park on his birthday, and Kazuumi happily goes to school. During his physical education class, Kazuumi is surprised that his classmate, Shota, who could not leap over the vaulting horse just the other day, has suddenly improved to the extent that he seems like another person. Shota meaningfully says, “It’s because I’m already 7 years old. You’ll also be able to jump over it soon.” After school, Kazuumi falls asleep on the bus bound for his cram school, and then wakes up to find himself in an unknown town face to face with a boy who looks just like himself and shares the same name … …
Cast: Suzuki Fuku, Tomosaka Rie, Kawaoka Daijiro
Synopsis: Fashion designer Akai Yoshie (Nakama Yukie) wakes up in a hospital bed after being unconscious for two days. When questioned by the police, she recalls collapsing in her room two days ago. The dead body of Tanonaka Hisashi (Nagai Masaru) who stays next door to her has been discovered. Yoshie starts to tremble when she is shown his photograph. It began with the commuter pass that she dropped one day which Tanonaka picked up. Ever since then, she would often catch sight of him and receive letters that made her think that she was being stalked by him, but … …
Cast: Nakama Yukie, Nagai Masaru
Synopsis: Onodera Hirofumi (Takahashi Katsunori) parts with his subordinate. When he goes home, he is greeted by an unknown woman (Shiraishi Miho) and girl (Nishikawa Mayu), who tell him, “Welcome home, papa.” Onodera ought to be single and has completely no memory of having a wife and daughter. Unable to accept this reality, he goes to the ward office to check the family register. However, it has not been made official. He blames the woman, but is struck dumb with surprise when he sees incontrovertible proof in the family photographs and the storage room that has become the child’s room. He pays a visit to the department of psychosomatic medicine, and is told that stress is the reason why he has completely no recollection of his wife and daughter.
Cast: Takahashi Katsunori, Shiraishi Miho, Nishikawa Mayu
Synopsis: One night, a man holding an open umbrella appears in front of an office lady walking along a lonely street. He is Hashimoto Toshiki (Hamada Gaku), the “squid man” with a gigantic squid for his head. Hashimoto works at Department of Monsters of the Urban Legend Society, the secret organisation of the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture which decides on and manages the urband legend in the streets. But ever since the big hit of the “slash-mouthed woman”, there have been no hits recently. Meanwhile, sightings of a “fluffy man” are posted on internet bulletin boards … …
Cast: Hamada Gaku, Watanabe Ikkei
Synopsis: Kashiwagi Misa (Kutsuna Shiori) is on her way to her high school reunion when she stumbles upon a robbery of a convenience store and is unfortunately hit by one of the balls filled with coloured dye that a convenience store employee had aimed at the robber. With her stylish clothes are ruined, Misa hastily searches for a shop to find a new dress. She finally arrives at a boutique with an unusual atmosphere. She is ushered to the dressing room by the boutique staff (Horiuchi Keiko). When she opens the door of the dressing room and exits after changing into the clothes, she finds herself at the venue of the reunion.
Cast: Kutsuna Shiori, Ishiguro Hideo, Horiuchi Keiko
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