Directed by: Ken Iizuka
Length: 109 minutes
Classification rating: Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult
Screens in: Brisbane, Perth, Sydney Melbourne
Youth only comes around once
Rainbow Days follows the lives of four high school friends—Natchan (Reo Sano), the hopeless romantic; Mattsun (Taishi Nakagawa), the narcissistic playboy; Tsuyopon (Mahiro Takasugi), the studious otaku; and Kei-chan (Ryusei Yokohama), the cheerful one with questionable hobbies. Homework and exams aside, they’re determined to live the best years of their lives.
When the boys find out that Natchan, the group’s awkward turtle, is in love with Anna, their schoolmate, they attempt to play the role of wingmen. Needless to say, they only make things more difficult for Natchan. But their group unexpectedly grows and with new friends come sunnier days ahead.
Director Ken Iizuka (GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka, The Blue Hearts) directs a charismatic cast led by talented emerging actors Mahiro Takasugi (Before We Vanish) and Taishi Nakagawa (ReLIFE).
Director: Ken Iizuka
Original Story: Minami Mizuno
Screenplay: Rika Nezu and Ken Iizuka
Cast: Reo Sano, Taishi Nakagawa, Mahiro Takasugi, Ryusei Yokohama, Ai Yoshikawa and Yuri Tsunematsu
Genre: Coming of Age, Youth
Format: DCP colour