Coming of Age, Youth

Little Love Song


Directed by: Kojiro Hashimoto
2019 / 123 minutes / Unclassified 15+ (under 15s must be accompanied by an adult)


There's no such thing as a little love song

Life in Okinawa has never looked sweeter for four high schoolers in a pop-rock band that sings catchy songs that evoke images of love and vibrant youth. All that changes when one evening a band member is tragically killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Grief takes hold, and their dreams of making it big in Tokyo are shattered. Political tensions on the island rise when police investigations point to the presence of the U.S. military base being involved in the accident.

Meanwhile, Mai, the younger sister of the deceased band member, seeks to reconcile her grief. In a moment of courage, she takes up his guitar and revives the band with the help of Lisa, their sweet-tempered muse living on the U.S. base. Inspired by the songs of MONGOL800, this coming of age film will make you believe in the power of music.


Dendy Canberra Centre, Canberra


Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre, Brisbane


Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth


Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


The Capitol, Melbourne


Treasury Theatre, Melbourne

Screens in: Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne

Director: Kojiro Hashimoto

Music: MONGOL800

Screenplay: Kenya Hirata

Producer: Takeshi Yamashiro and Akira Morii

Cast: Kazuhiko Kanayama, Gordon Maeda and Yuki Morinaga

Genre: Coming of Age, Youth

Format: DCP colour