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Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura Writers: Yoshihiro Nakamura, Gen Araki (novel) Starring: Shiori Kutsuna, Ryô Nishikido, Hitomi Satô, Keisuke Horibe, Jun Inoue, Rie Tomosaka, Yûji Nakamura, Hiroki Konno Yasubei (Ryo Nishikikido) is a 25-year old samurai who finds himself transported from 19th century Edo to modern day Tokyo. The first people Yasubei meets are a single mom, Hiroko (Rie Tomosaka), and her 6-year old son, Tomoya (Fuku Suzuki). Needless to say, everyone is confused, but no one is more so than Yasubei. Hiroko and Tomoya are also a little freaked out by Yasubei's sword and aggression, but they still decide to allow him to move into their household. Yasubei opts to become a single mother's fantasy -- a homemaker who allows Hiroko to excel at her corporate job -- while simultaneously becoming a young boy's ideal father. (What 6-year old Japanese boy does not dream of having a samurai as a father?
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Full trailer out for "Chonmage Purin" starring Ryo Nishikido

The official website for Chonmage Purin has been overhauled and now includes a new 94-second trailer. The film was directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura (Fish Story, Golden Slumber) for Johnny & Associates subsidiary J Storm.

Based on Gen Araki’s novel “Fushigi no Kuni no Yasubei” (Yasubei in Wonderland), the film stars Ryo Nishikido of the pop group News as Yasubei, a samurai from Edo period Japan who somehow slips forward in time 180 years to the present. Confused by his unfamiliar surroundings, he wanders to the home of a single mother named Hiroko (Rie Tomosaka) and her 6-year-old son Tomoya (Fuku Suzuki). In exchange for allowing him to stay there, Yasubei offers to do work around the house. After making purin (Japanese-style custard) for Tomoya, Yasubei proves he has a knack for preparing sweets and eventually becomes a popular pastry chef.

Chonmage Purin” will be released by J Storm in Japan on
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First teaser for Yoshihiro Nakamura's "Chonmage Purin"

A teaser has been released for Yoshihiro Nakamura‘s Chonmage Purin, the latest film by Johnny & Associates subsidiary J Storm.

The film stars Ryo Nishikido of the pop group News as Yasubei, a samurai from Edo period Japan who somehow slips forward in time 180 years to the present. Confused by his unfamiliar surroundings, he wanders into the home of a single mother named Hiroko (Rie Tomosaka) and her 6-year-old son Tomoya (Fuku Suzuki). In exchange for allowing him to stay there, Yasubei offers to do work around the house. After making purin (Japanese-style custard) for Tomoya, Yasubei proves he has a knack for preparing sweets and eventually becomes a popular pastry chef.

Chonmage Purin” will be released by J Storm sometime in Summer 2010.

Sources: Official website, CinemaCafe

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