Manatsu no Houteishiki


In theatres on 29 June 2013

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The beautiful waters off Harigaura is called an untouched sea. In this seaside town, there has been a clash of opinions between the faction pursuing a plan to exploit the undersea resources and the faction that is for environmental protection. Local residents have also split into supporting and opposing camps, and the entire town is rocked by this issue. Yukawa Manabu who has been invited to be an adviser for a briefing session on the development plan, stays at a an inn run by the Kawabatas. This is where he meets the young boy Tsukazaki Kyohei. Kyohei has been left in the care of his relatives, the Kawabatas, for the summer vacation because of his parents’ work commitments. Yukawa usually dislikes children to the extent that he will break out in hives if he gets close to one. However, he does not display an adverse reaction to the boy … … The next morning, the body of a man who died an unnatural death is discovered beneath an embankment wall near the port. He is also a guest at the inn. Tsukahara Shoji, a retired First Investigative Division detective. Is it an accident or murder? Tsukahara appears to have been searching for Senba Hidetoshi whose whereabouts after serving his sentence for the murder of a hostess 16 years ago remain unknown. The prefectural police are about to classify Tsukahara’s death as an accidental fall from the embankment, but there are several puzzling, incomprehensible points. Kishitani Misa, who is at the scene, immediately seeks Yukawa’s assistance. She expects to be rejected like always. But this time, he tries for some reason to be proactive in the investigation. Misa questions what is making him do that. Kyohei gets embroiled in the case in an unexpected fashion. His cousin Nami, the daughter of the Kawabatas, is avidly interested in environmental conservation activities. The Kawabatas feign apathy while they consider closing the inn due to the poor performance of the tourist industry. The complicated connections surrounding the case are gradually revealed. Everything has its origins in someone’s secret past and lies.

* Fukuyama Masaharu as Yukawa Manabu
* Yoshitaka Yuriko as Kishitani Misa
* Kitamura Kazuki as Kusanagi Shunpei
* Anne as Kawabata Nami
* Maeda Gin as Kawabata Shigeharu
* Fubuki Jun as Kawabata Setsuko
* Hakuryu as Senba Hidetoshi
* Shiomi Sansei as Tsukahara Shoji
* Yamazaki Hikaru as Tsukazaki Kyohei
* Nishida Naomi as Miyake Nobuko
* Tanaka Tetsushi as Tsukazaki Keiichi

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