Ue o Muite Arukō: Sakamoto Kyu Monogatari
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|Ue o Muite Arukō|
|Screenplay by||Nobuo Yamada|
Ue o Muite Arukō: Sakamoto Kyu Monogatari/Walking while Looking Up - The Kyu Sakamoto Story (上を向いて歩こう-坂本九物語) is a biography based on the Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto's life. The movie was first broadcast on TV Tokyo on August 21, 2005 as a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Sakamoto's death.
The movie follows Sakamoto's life from being 3 years old to a teenager and finally a family father. The plot focuses on many well known things about his life such as the background of the popular song "Sukiyaki" (J: "Ue o muite arukō") and his death in the Japan Airlines Flight 123 plane crash in 1985. It also brings up some more obscure aspects such as surviving a car accident, how he met his wife Yukiko Kashiwagi as well as his time in the Japanese band Paradise King.
- Tatsuya Yamaguchi - Kyu Sakamoto (Adult)
- Watanabe Takuto - Kyu Sakamoto (Boy)
- Rie Tomosaka - Yukiko Kashiwagi
- Ikko Furuya - Yutaka Sakamoto (Kyus father)
- Kumiko Okae - Iku Sakamoto (Kyus mother)
- Akira Saitō - Seri Oshima (Kyus grandmother)
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