Moshidora (film)

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Moshidora
Moshidora movie poster.png
Poster advertising Moshidora in Japan
Directed by Makoto Tanaka
Screenplay by Makoto Tanaka
Natsumi Iwasaki
Based on Moshi Kōkō Yakyū no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no "Management" o Yondara
by Natsumi Iwasaki,
Starring Atsuko Maeda
Haruna Kawaguchi
Music by Takayuki Hattori
Cinematography Koichi Nakayama
Edited by Masahiro Onaga
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • 4 June 2011 (2011-06-04) (Japan)
Running time
125
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Moshi Kōkō Yakyū no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no "Management" o Yondara (もし高校野球の女子マネージャーがドラッカーの『マネジメント』を読んだら, What if the Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker's "Management"?) (or Moshidora for short) is a 2011 Japanese live-action film directed by Makoto Tanaka which was released in Japanese cinemas on 4 June 2011.[1] It is based on the bestselling book of the same name and followed a preceding anime series also of the same name.[2][3]

Story[edit]

The movie is about Minami Kawashima (played by Atsuko Maeda), a high school girl who becomes the manager of her school's baseball team in place of her hospitalized friend, Yuki Miyata (Haruna Kawaguchi).[4][5] She tries to lead the team to the National High School Baseball Championship by learning strategies from the business book Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices by Peter Drucker, which she mistakenly bought.[3]

Cast[edit]

  • Atsuko Maeda as Minami Kawashima (川島 みなみ, Kawashima Minami), the team assistant
  • Koji Seto as Keiichirō Asano (浅野 慶一郎, Asano Keiichirō), the baseball team's ace pitcher
  • Minami Minegishi as Ayano Hōjō (北条 文乃, Hōjō Ayano), the team's scorekeeper
  • Sosuke Ikematsu as Jirō Kashiwagi (柏木 次郎, Kashiwagi Jirō), the team's catcher
  • Haruna Kawaguchi as Yuki Miyata (宮田 夕紀, Miyata Yūki), Minami's childhood friend
  • Yo Oizumi as Makoto Kachi (加地 誠, Kachi Makoto), the team's coach
  • Hiroshi Oizumi as the manager
  • Hiroki Suzuki as Masayoshi Nikai
  • Yukito Nishii as Yunosuke Sakurai

Filming[edit]

Development[edit]

Moshidora was first announced on 13 December 2010, together with the main cast.[6] The main character would be played by Atsuko Maeda in her first lead film role.[6] Although the book was modeled on her fellow AKB48 member Minami Minegishi, Atsuko Maeda was chosen because she had more acting experience.[5] Minami Minegishi will also star in the film as a supporting character.[6]

Music[edit]

Moshidora's theme song was announced to be the song "Everyday, Kachūsha", sung by idol group AKB48.[7] The lyrics of this song was written by Yasushi Akimoto, and the music was composed by Yoshimasa Inoue.[8]

Release[edit]

Box office[edit]

Moshidora was first released in Japanese cinemas on 4 June 2011.[1] It debuted in the 4th position at the Japanese box office with a total gross of US$2,232,675 in its debut weekend.[9]

Soundtrack disc[edit]

Moshidora Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by AKB48
Released 1 June 2011[10]
Label Anchor Records/Sony Music Entertainment Japan (UZCL-2016)[10][11]

The oringnal soundtrack for the film Moshidora was released on 1 June 2011 by Sony Music Entertainment Japan.[12]

Merchandise[edit]

Official visual book[edit]

An official visual book of the Moshidora film was released on 28 May 2011.[13] It contains photographs of the making of the film.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Drucker in the Dugout". Nippon Cinema. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  2. ^ "AKB48前田敦子「もしドラ」映画化で初主演". eiga.com inc. (in Japanese). eiga.com inc. 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Atsuko Maeda stars in "Moshidora" movie adaptation". Eiga.com. Tokyograph. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  4. ^ 「もしドラ」映画化!AKB前田初主演 (1/2ページ) . Sankei Sports (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. 13 December 2011. Archived from the original on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "AKB48's Maeda Atsuko to star in "Moshidora" movie". Sankei Sports. tokyohive. 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  6. ^ a b c "AKB48前田敦子「もしドラ」映画化で初主演". eiga.com (in Japanese). eiga.com. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  7. ^ もし高校野球の女子マネージャーがドラッカーの『マネジメント』を読んだら(2011) . Stingray (in Japanese). allcinema. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  8. ^ Everyday、カチューシャ(数量限定生産盤/Type-A) . Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  9. ^ "Box Office Mojo". IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  10. ^ a b "CD Japan". Neowing. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  11. ^ "Moshidora (Movie)" Original Soundtrack Sony Music Shop
  12. ^ "Amazon Japan Moshidora Movie Original Soundtrack Album". Amazon.com, Inc (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  13. ^ a b "Amazon Japan Moshidora Official Visual Book". Amazon.com, Inc (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-05-30. 

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