Hijiri, a Parasite in Love

Three weeks to go before the theatrical release of Parasite in Love all over Japan on November 12. This Kadokawa Pictures film is directed by Kensaku Kakimoto. Theme Song by Awich, 13 other artists contributed to the soundtrack. As the first reviews begin to surface, here is a collection of Hijiri pictures and vidcaps from the teasers and trailers.

Plot (roughly translated from the Official Site): Kengo Kosaka (Kento Hayashi) is a young man who has lived his entire life being unable to get involved with others because of his extreme germ phobia. One day, he receives a weird request from a complete stranger to make friends with Hijiri Sanagi (Nana Komatsu), a high school student who is out of school due to gaze phobia, and take care of her.

Kosaka is annoyed by Sanagi’s devious attitude, but then he begins to sympathize with her as he realizes that she is trying to hide her own weakness. The two lonely people, who wished for the end of the world, eventually fall for each other and fall in love…

“the story is not only beautiful, it is also a work that would not be possible without the acting skills of the cast. In particular, Nana Komatsu, the lead actress, had the perfect vibe. The way she speaks, the little glances she makes, the way she moves…there are many moments when you can’t take your eyes off her” excerpt from a review by Creators Station.


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