Director Shinji Aoyama ("Sad Vacation," "Eureka") is working on a new movie titled "Tokyo Kouen," his first feature-length film since 2007. Haruma Miura (20) has been cast as the star, along with actresses Nana Eikura (22), Manami Konishi (32), and Haruka Igawa (34).
The film is based on a novel of the same name by author Yukiya Shoji, best known for his "Tokyo Bandwagon" series. Miura takes on the role of Koji, a college student aiming to become a professional photographer. One day, he receives an unusual request to shadow the client's girlfriend and take pictures of her, and that leads to subtle changes in his relationships with the women around him.
Eikura plays the ex-girlfriend of Koji's childhood friend, Konishi plays Koji's sister after one of his parents remarries, and Igawa plays the woman that Koji is photographing.
"Tokyo Kouen" is scheduled for theatrical release in 2011.