Previously, it has been announced that the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) will return to Indonesia again in 2017. It was also announced that this year, the event will be held in four cities: Denpasar, Jakarta, Makassar, and Yogyakarta. On Monday (2/10), the Japanese Film Festival facebook page revealed that the live action film of ReLIFE is listed as one of the films that will be screened this year. Other films that will be included in the lineup will be revealed gradually on JFF’s website.
“Just a month before JFF 2017 coming to Jakarta”
“ReLIFE is a teenage drama film that will be screened in Japanese Film Festival 2017. This film is directed by Takeshi Furusawa and 120 minutes long. Read the synopsis in the JFF website”
Here the synopsis of ReLIFE in JFF official website:
“Arata Kaizaki is 27 years old guy and a unemployed. He quit from his previous job after working for the company for 3 months. Arata Kaizaki decided to take part in the ReLIFE research program to change his life and his future for the better. He drunk a drug that made him look 10 years younger and he went back to the highschool for a year. There he’s fell in love with high school student Chizuru Hishiro.”
Adapted from webcomic by Yayoiso, ReLIFE live action film has premiered in Japan in April 2017. The film starred Taishi Nakagawa as Arata Kaizaki, Yuna Taira as Chizuru Hishiro, Mahiro Takasugi as Kazuomi Oga, Elaiza Ikeda as Rena Kariu, Sae Okazaki as An Onoya, and Yudai as Ryo Yoake. The series has also been adapted into 12 episodes TV anime in 2016. The sequel for anime has been announced as a four-episodes OVA and will be released in March 2018.
Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is held to increase the interest of audience in South East Asia towards Japanese films. JFF in Indonesia was first held in 2015 by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan partnering with the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia, Japan Foundation, and Japan Image Council. Starting this year, JFF Indonesia will be joining JFF Asia Pacific Gateway, which was initiated by Japan Foundation and will be held in 10 countries in South East Asia and Australia. JFF is expected to connect Japanese film and its audience by holding various activities related to film in particular and to Japanese culture in general.
The Indonesian Anime Times