Fantasy Opening Film

DESTINY: The Tale of Kamakura (DESTINY 鎌倉ものがたり)




© 2017 “Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura” Film Partners

Akiko’s bizarre newly-wed life begins in magical Kamakura

Screens in all JFF Main cities. Opening night film in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, and Perth.

Set in an alternate universe, the ancient capital of Kamakura is a vibrant town where fantastical creatures live alongside humans. Akiko (Mitsuki Takahata) is a cheerful publishing assistant who moves into town after marrying Masakazu (Masato Sakai), a popular mystery writer. Akiko is surprised by the unusual town but enjoys the new curiosities surrounding her. However, just as she was beginning to settle in, a trifling incident sweeps her spirit to the underworld too soon. Convinced that destiny has something else in store for his wife, Masakazu journeys into the underworld to bring back Akiko’s spirit.

Based on Ryohei Saigan’s best-selling comic and directed by Takashi Yamazaki as a follow up to the ALWAYS – Sunset on Third Street series.

Fantasia Film Festival 2018 Official Selection; Hawaii International Film Festival 2018 Official Selection


Destiny is a big screen fantasy spectacle full of colourful characters – sneaky goblins, kind-hearted ghosts, and peculiar gods. It features some of the best visual effects in recent Japanese cinema so don’t miss it on the big screen!

Year: 2017

Length: 129

Format: DCP colour

Classification rating: Recommended for aged 12+

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Genre: Fantasy Opening Film

This film is a Staff Recommendation!




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Cast & Crew

Takashi Yamazaki/
Original story
Ryohei Saigan/
Takashi Yamazaki/
Shuji Abe/
Kyo Ito/
Nobuyuki Iinuma/
Keiichiro Moriya/
Masato Sakai/
Mitsuki Takahata/
Shinichi Tsutsumi/
Sakura Ando/
Min Tanaka/
Hiroko Yakushimaru/