My Little Sweet Pea (Mugiko san to)
- 1h 35min
- Directed by: Keisuke Yoshida
- Cast: Maki Horikita, Ryûhei Matsuda, Yumi Asô
- Language: Japanese
Comedy about an anime-obsessed girl who is forced to abandon her dream of becoming a voice actor after her mother dies.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
One day, anime-obsessed and aspiring voice actor Mugiko’s estranged mother unexpectedly reappears in her and her brother’s lives. When their mother suddenly passes away, Mugiko (or ‘Sweet Pea’) begrudgingly travels to her mother’s hometown. Through her encounters with the locals, she begins to find out about her mother’s surprise local celebrity status and the life of the parent she hardly knew. Drawing similarities with the films of classic Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu, My Little Sweet Pea is a bittersweet story about family and loss which transcends cultures. Directed by Keisuke Yoshida (Sankaku, Cafe Isobe), the film stars popular Japanese actor Maki Horikita (The Lady Shogun) and Ryuhei Matsuda (The Great Passage), and also features fun animated sequences by the renowned studio Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell). Directed by Keisuke Yoshida, My Little Sweet Pea is a bittersweet story about family and loss which transcends cultures.
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