If you enjoy seeing Arashi(嵐)’s Kazunari Ninomiya (二宮和也) in your favorite movies, then there is exciting news. The well-known member of the highly successful Japanese boy band will be starring as the main character in a new film called Last Recipe – Kirin no Shita no Kioku (ラストレシピ ～麒麟の舌の記憶～), literally “memory of giraffe’s tongue” in English.
In Last Recipe – Kirin no Shita no Kioku, Ninomiya will be playing the role of Mitsuru Sasaki (佐々木充) who is a very talented chef. Sasaki has a very special gift, which is that he could replicate a meal just by tasting it once. He is then asked to prepare meals that people would eat before they die. This special request leads him to search for the legendary recipe created by Chef Naotaro Yamagata (山形直太朗) who went to Manchuria in the 1930s.
Chef Naotaro Yamagata will be portrayed by Hidetoshi Nishijima (西島秀俊).
Other casts that will be featured in the movie include Aoi Miyazaki (宮崎あおい) who plays the role of Chef Naotaro Yamagata’s wife.
Besides that, Sasaki’s best friend who grew up with him will be played by Go Ayano (綾野剛).
Actor Yutaka Takenouchi (竹野内豊) will be playing the role of Taizo Miyake (三宅太蔵), an army colonel.
And if you are a big fan of Johnny’s Entertainment, you will be thrilled to learn that Daigo Nishihata will also be playing a role in this movie as the assistant of Chef Naotaro Yamagata. Daigo Nishihata (西畑大吾) is a member of Kansai Johnny’s Jr (関西ジャニーズJr.).
The film Last Recipe – Kirin no Shita no Kioku will be directed by Yojiro Takita (滝田洋二郎) and is scheduled to be released in fall of 2017. The person in charge of writing the script is Tamio Hayashi. The storyline of the movie is based on the novel entitled Kirin no Shita wo Motsu Otoko that was written by Keiichi Tanaka and published in June 2014 by Gentosha.
Are you eager to watch this upcoming novel-based movie? Not everyone loves to read novels, so movies are a great option to know how the story unfolds!