Netflix reveals production, lead actor and first look for film Call Me Chihiro
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• The global streaming and theatrical release has been set for the Netflix Film Call Me Chihiro, Co-produced by Netflix and Asmik Ace, the film will premiere worldwide on Netflix as well as at the Musashino-kan Shinjuku theater from February 23, 2023
• Based on the manga Chihiro-san, published in the manga magazine Elegance Eve from 2013 to 2018, Call Me Chihiro tells the story of a former sex worker named Chihiro who works at a small bento shop in a seaside town. There, she interacts with people whose mental scars and struggles leave them unable to live happily, and her words and actions influence each person’s way of living.
• Chihiro will be played by Kasumi Arimura, making this her first Netflix production, and directed by Rikiya Imaizumi (Just Only Love, His, and Little Nights, Little Love) one of today’s most influential Japanese directors.
Cast: Kasumi Arimura
Based on the manga: Call Me Chihiro by Hiroyuki Yasuda (published by Akita Ladies Comics Deluxe/Akita Publishing)
Director: Rikiya Imaizumi
Screenplay: Kaori Sawai, Rikiya Imaizumi
Produced by: Netflix, Asmik Ace
Distribution: Asmik Ace
Production: Asmik Ace, Digital Frontier
Source Netflix, Inc.
August 10, 2022 2:00am ET by Pressparty