Hachikō Monogatari (Japanese: ハチ公物語, Hepburn: Hachikō monogatari) is a 1987 Japanese drama film starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Kaoru Yachigusa, Mako Ishino and Masumi Harukawa. The film, directed by Seijirō Kōyama, is a tragic, true story about Hachikō, an Akita dog who was loyal to his master, Professor Ueno, even after Ueno's death. The film was released in 1987 and was the top Japanese film at the box office that year.
Japanese DVD cover
|Directed by||Seijirō Kōyama|
|Produced by||Toshio Nabeshima|
|Screenplay by||Kaneto Shindo|
|Story by||Kaneto Shindo|
|Music by||Tetsuji Hayashi|
|Edited by||Mitsuo Kondō|
|Distributed by||Shochiku-Fuji Company|
The movie depicts the series of true-to-life events starting from the birth of Hachikō on November 10, 1923, until his death on March 8, 1935.
Hachi was the pet of Professor Ueno. After Ueno's death in 1925, Hachiko waited for his master for nine years at the Shibuya station. A bronze statue was erected in his honour at the Shibuya station.
Hachikō Monogatari was the number one Japanese film on the Japanese market in 1987, earning ¥2 billion in distribution income.
|Tatsuya Nakadai||Shujiro Ueno|
|Kaoru Yachigusa||Shizuko Ueno|
|Mako Ishino||Chizuko Ueno|
|Kumeko Urabe||Tobacco shop owner|
|Hairi Katagiri||Oyoshi, maid|
|Takuji Aoki||Taku Aoki|
|Kazuyoshi Okuyama||Executive Producer|
|Mitsui Company Ltd., Shōchiku Eiga, Tokyu Group||Production Companies|
|Kazuhiko Fujiwara, Yoshinobu Nishioka||Art Direction|
|Kenichi Benitani||Sound Recordist|
|Tadaomi Miya||Dog Trainer|
- "Kako haikyū shūnyū jōi sakuhin 1987-nen" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
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