Hot Road

Hot Road (ホットロード) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Taku Tsumugi (紡木たく). It was adapted into a live action film that was released on 16 August 2014.[1][2]

Hot Road
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Cover of the first tankōbon volume as published by Shueisha
ホットロード
Manga
Published byShueisha
DemographicShōjo
ImprintMargaret Comics
MagazineBessatsu Margaret
Original runJanuary 1986May 1987
Volumes4
Live-action film
Directed byTakahiro Miki
Written byTaku Tsumugi
StudioShochiku
Released
  • August 16, 2014 (2014-08-16)
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CharactersEdit

  • Kazuki Miyaichi (Rena Nōnen) lives with her mother. Kazuki does not like her mother's boyfriend and she feels that she is not loved by her mother. This leads Kazuki to get into trouble.
  • Kazuki's mother (Yoshino Kimura)
  • Hiroshi Haruyama (Hiroomi Tosaka) is a troubled kid who does part-time jobs for a living instead of going to school. He is a member of the motorcycle gang “Nights”.
  • Tōru Tamami (Ryōhei Suzuki)

FilmEdit

The theme song is Yutaka Ozaki's "Oh My Little Girl".

ReceptionEdit

The film was number-two on its opening weekend, behind Stand By Me Doraemon, with ¥389 million in Japan.[3] It earned a total of ¥2.47 billion (US$22.9 million) at the Japanese box office, becoming the 9th highest-grossing Japanese film released that year in the country and the 15th highest-grossing film of the year in the country.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taku Tsumugi's Hot Road Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action Film". Anime News Network. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
  2. ^ "Live-Action Hot Road Film's Trailer Streamed". Anime News Network. 2014-05-30. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
  3. ^ Kevin Ma (2014-08-19). "Doraemon takes second weekend in Japan". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  4. ^ "2014年 (平成26年) 全国映画概況" (PDF). eiren.org (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, Inc. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  5. ^ "Japan Yearly Box Office 2014". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 31, 2015.

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