Blue (2002 film)

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Blue is a 2002 Japanese romantic drama directed by Hiroshi Ando based on the manga of the same name by Kiriko Nananan. The film stars Mikako Ichikawa as Kayako Kirishima and Manami Konishi as Masami Endo. The film was first shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002,[1] and was released in Japanese theaters in 2003.

Directed byHiroshi Ando
Produced byDai Miyazaki
Written byYuka Honcho
StarringMikako Ichikawa
Manami Konishi
Asami Imajuku
Jun Murakami
Music byOtomo Yoshihide
CinematographyKazuhiro Suzuki
Edited byNobuko Tomita
Release date
  • 2002 (2002)
Running time
116 minutes

The film is about two teenage girls, Kayako Kirishima and Masami Endō, who find their friendship turning into something more.


Kayako Kirishima, in her third year at a high school, feels a sense of isolation in school life and vague admiration and uneasiness about the future. One day she makes friends with Endō, who is isolated from her surroundings because she remained in the same class for another year. Kayako is strongly attracted by Endō, who shows her a world that she didn't know.





  1. ^ Ando, Hiroshi (2003-03-29), Blue, retrieved 2016-07-10 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "24th Moscow International Film Festival (2002)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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