High Heels Revolution! (ハイヒール革命!)
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High Heels Revolution! (ハイヒール革命!)
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© 2016 " High Heels Revolution!" Production Committee

Changing genders and changing minds


From a young age, Natsuki knew she was a girl despite her biological sex. Against the backdrop of conservative Japanese society, this poignant docudrama tells her remarkable story of gender transition.

Reflecting on her high school years, Natsuki interviews the supportive friends and family who supported her choices – and also confronts the people those who oppressed her freedom.

Tracing Natsumi’s story to the present, this compelling portrait of gender identity in contemporary Japan offers insights of a layered experience in a complex society.


Year: 2016
Length: 73 mins
Classification rating: Recommended for ages 12+ contains very mild themes.

In Japanese with English subtitles.


  • Director
    Yo Kohatsu/
  • Producers
    Yumiko Masuda/ Hikaru Yamamoto/ Nakae Yasuhito/
  • Screenplay
  • Cast
    Majikina Natsuki/ Tatsuomi Hamada/ Mika Akizuki/ Komiya Arisa/ Yuichi Nakada/