Moshidora (film)

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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
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]


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]


  • 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



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]


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]


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]


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]


  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". inc. (in Japanese). inc. 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Atsuko Maeda stars in "Moshidora" movie adaptation". 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". (in Japanese). 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"., 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"., Inc (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  13. ^ a b "Amazon Japan Moshidora Official Visual Book"., Inc (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-05-30. 

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