It all started with an unexpected encounter for Daisuke and Saki in 1976. On one fateful day, a destiny checkered with plenty of ups and downs for the two began. They were living out their dream, running a motorcycle shop within the protective community of the shopping street that they lived on. But one day, their motorcycle shops goes bankrupt, causing the screws that were holding the family together to come loose. And at the arrowhead of the dilemma, Saki falls and fails to regain consciousness. Daisuke does everything he can to try to return Saki to a normal life, but an expected conclusion awaits the couple. This is the story of a husband and wife whose lives are carved by a pendulum clock ‘Furiko Tokei’, from Showa to the Heisei era, and also a look at the dream that they envisaged for the 21st century. Starring: Shido Nakamura, Manami Konishi
The Mamiya Kyodai (siblings) are in their 30’s and get along well with one another. So much so that they still live together. The older brother Akinobu is a researcher at a beer company, and the younger brother Tesshin works at an elementary school. They live everyday in joy and with lots of fun. They keep score on the TV as they watch baseball games, they make paper airplanes and let them fly, they play rock-paper-scissors in the street and go for gyoza, they review their day in bed at night. There is only one thing these brothers are missing out on, and that’s girlfriends. Tesshin invites Yoriko Kuzuhara a teacher from the school that he works at and Naomi from the video rental store to a curry party for his brother. These two beautiful women come to the Miyama brothers home…
Yoichi Suzuki is an ordinary blue-collar worker, working at a musical instrument parts company. He once aimed to be a rock musician but failed, and cant seem to get ahead since then. He has a thing for his co-worker Yuko Terajima, but he is too much of a coward and can't seem to have a straight conversation with her. Then one day, Yoichi feels the hand of fate when his eyes meet with those of a green turtle on the roof of a department store. The final ‘piece’ that Yoichi needs to take back his dream of a life as a rock musician, and to tell Yuko how he feels… is that green turtle! Everything changes when he meets the green turtle Pikadon. Yoichi’s life developed like a rough wave, all over Japan… Taking him into a strange underground world where a mysterious old person and his talking toys live. ＜Hiroki Hasegawa, Kumiko Aso, (Writer & Director Sion Sono)＞
Sayo moves with her mother from Tokyo to the rural town her grandmother lives in. On her first day at her new high school, a classmate named Maho is the first person to come out and talk to her. Maho, however, is the girl everyone bullies. Not wanting to lose the good graces of her classmates, Sayo finds herself unable to help Maho. She goes home with her classmates, but returns to the school out of concern for Maho, who's been locked in the bathroom. When she gets there, she finds Maho, still locked away -- but dead. This tragedy, however, is only the beginning of the horrific incident about to happen at school.
The second rakugo performer (storyteller) who loves classic literature , Konjakutei Mitsuba. As he is struggling with how his arm wont move like he wants it to, three misfits line up before him to wanting to learn how to perform rakugo. The first is Satsuki Sogo, a beautiful woman who is very blunt and not a good speaker. The next is Suguru Murabayashi, a youth who has moved to Osaka because she didn't fit in with her class because of her competitive nature. And the last is Taichi Yugawara, a former pro baseball player with a sharp tongue and a stern look to him. Mitsuba opened his ‘How to Speak’ classes on a whim, and when the three gather here they more often than not end up bickering, instead of learning rakugo. Mitsuba hears that the woman he likes has found a marriage partner, and this only depresses him more. But he is moved by a love of rakugo, and decides to take on his master Kosanmon’s speciality ‘Kaen Daiko’. But will all of the emotions involved get across as expected?… ＜Taichi Kokubun, Karina Nose, Shiro Ito＞