See You Tomorrow, Everyone

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See You Tomorrow, Everyone
See You Tomorrow, Everyone poster.jpeg
Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Written by Yoshihiro Nakamura
Based on Minasan, Sayonara
by Takehiko Kubodera
Starring Gaku Hamada
Kana Kurashina
Kento Nagayama
Cinematography Gen Kobayashi
Edited by Toshirô Matsutake
Distributed by Phantom Films
Release date
  • January 26, 2013 (2013-01-26)
Running time
120 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

See You Tomorrow, Everyone, in Japanese Mina-san, sayonara (みなさん、さようなら?) is a 2013 Japanese film directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura starring Gaku Hamada. It was released in Japan on January 26, 2013 and in the USA at the Hawaii International Film Festival on October 12, 2013.[1]


Starting in 1981, the film follows the life of Satoru Watarai (Hamada) from 12 to 30 years old. After dropping out of Junior High School, Watarai has resolved never to set foot outside his danchi (Japanese apartment complex). As he watches his classmates gradually move away, he begins a daily routine of exercise, martial arts and security patrols which he believes will protect the danchi and preserve its way of life. The film also explores Watarai's struggle to build relationships, make a living and deal with the dilapidation of the complex in the wake of the collapse of Japan's bubble economy.



In a review for the website, Jay Seaver praises Hamada's ability to reflect the character's development from a Junior High School student to a 30-year-old man.[2] This was done without the use of make-up effects.[3]


  1. ^ "See You Tomorrow, Everyone - 2013 HIFF Fall Festival". Hawaii International Film Festival. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "See You Tomorrow, Everyone -". eFilmCritic. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "みなさん、さようなら -". Retrieved December 8, 2013. 

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