Yu Aoi for Daigo Matsui’s Azumi Haruko wa Yukuefumei

October 20, 2015 — 4 Comments

7 years — SEVEN FREAKING YEARS! — after starring on Yuki Tanada’s One Million Yen Girl, Yu Aoi is finally going to star in a new movie as a lead. The lucky production? An live-action adaptation of Yamauchi Mariko’s (山内 マリコ) book AZUMI HARUKO wa Yukuefumei (アズミ・ハルコは行方不明), which translates to Azumi Haruko Is Missing, which will be directed (and most likely adapted) by Daigo Matsui (松居大悟).

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My Japanese is going to the gutter. lol

BUT! The internet (meaning me) is all excited about it! Actually, I see a lot of tweets on it, but I’m too lazy to read or google-translate them, so I will just pretend we’re all excited about this.

YesAsia has an “English title,” and lists it as Lonely Girl Has Gone.

I don’t know what the book is about, if you do- tell me. Other essential info? Apparently it started shooting in mid-September, and it’s set for a 2016 release.

Sources: Natalie, Yahoo JP. Big version of this photo on Eiga.

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  1. First Look at Yu Aoi’s Azumi Haruko | personal.amy-wong.com - A Blog by Amy Wong. - April 14, 2016

    […] Last October I reported about Yu-chan returning to the leading-lady gig with Daigo Matsui’s AZUMI HARUKO wa Yukuefumei (アズミ・ハルコは行方不明). Twitter has just shown me a first still. There’s also a music video by Ishizaki Huwie (石崎ひゅーい) titled Flower Vase (花瓶の花, Kabin no Hana) attached to the press release on natalie.mu, but it’s geo-blocked :*( […]

  2. The Lonely Girl Has Gone to Close Shinjuku Cinema Qualite Film Fest | personal.amy-wong.com - A Blog by Amy Wong. - June 16, 2016

    […] A few items on Yu Aoi’s upcoming film, which we are calling The Lonely Girl Has Gone, but it should be noted that IMDb has it listed twice— one as Japanese Girls Never Die, and the other as Haruko Azumi Is Missing. Therefore, there is no official English title for the movie, despite the book being listed with the name in YesAsia [1]. […]

  3. Azumi Haruko Teaser Trailer – YAM Magazine - July 31, 2016

    […] As I stated back in October, it has taken 7-8 years for Japanese Yu Aoi to get back on that “leading lady” horse, and she’s doing it with this live-action adaptation of Yamauchi Mariko’s (山内 マリコ) book of the same name. It’s been directed (and likely adapted by) Daigo Matsui (松居大悟), and also stars actress Mitsuki Takahata and musician Ishizaki Huwie (石崎ひゅーい), who also has provided a music video titled Flower Vase (花瓶の花, Kabin no Hana) [MV], which is Japan-restricted :( [1] […]

  4. Teaser Trailer de Azumi Haruko – YAM Magazine en Español - July 31, 2016

    […] Como lo hice notar en Octubre, han pasado 7-8 años desde el último papel protagónico de Yu Aoi, y lo hace con una adaptación live-action del libro de Yamauchi Mariko (山内 マリコ). Está siendo dirigido (y posiblemente también adaptado) por Daigo Matsui (松居大悟), y también cuenta con la participación de la actriz  Mitsuki Takahata y el músico Ishizaki Huwie (石崎ひゅーい), quien hace poco brindó un video musical titulado Flower Vase (花瓶の花, Kabin no Hana) [MV], que esta restringido a Japón :( [1] […]

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