Moonlight Bluray in September

One year after its official release in Japanese theaters, Moonlight Shadow, Edmund Yeo‘s remarkable adaptation of Banana Yoshimoto‘s famous novella will be released on Bluray on September 14. The deluxe edition* has a bonus DVD which includes a making of featurette, press conference, stage greetings report and other niceties. It is now available from Amazon Japan (pre-order, choose English from the menu), here’s some other links (Japanese): HMVYodobashiRakuten (non residents can use proxy services like Buyee or Tenso).

*Disc 1 (standard and deluxe, bluray) has the film, the trailer and some bonus footage

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Moonlight Shadow in South Korea

Distributed by Taeyang Media, Edmund Yeo‘s subtle and emotional adaptation of Banana Yoshimoto‘s novella Moonlight Shadow hits South Korean theaters on Wednesday April 27. Recently screened at the Asian Film Festival in Rome, Italy, the movie has so far reached Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong (InDPanda Festival). The film also became available in various countries via Viki and Netflix


Thai theaters for Moonlight Shadow

Director Edmund Yeo‘s Moonlight Shadow, a poetic and moving adaptation of Banana Yoshimoto‘s famous novella still on its journey through countries, festivals and streaming options: first Japan, then Taïwan and Malaysia, the next theatrical release date is February 10 for Thailand. On the same day, it will be streamed in Japan via Netflix. Other regions for either Netflix or Viki should be announced in the coming weeks…

Satsuki, running… in the vain hope it will sweep away the pain. Just one of the many emotional moments from this delicate movie in which Komatsu Nana really delivered a great and sensitive performance. Music by Aaken.

Sources: Thai HyperLove7 (Twitter)

Moonlight Shadow News 2022

Interesting news about Moonlight Shadow, Edmund Yeo‘s adaptation of Banana Yoshimoto‘s famous novella: the film is set for a theatrical release in Taiwan on January 21, it will also be screened in different theaters in Malaysia as part of the Japanese Film Festival (January 6-January 23).

Currently broadcast by Wowow TV (Japan), the movie should be available soon on Viki (Europe) and Netflix (regions not set as of today). DVD/Bluray editions will be available at some point in Spring, late March or beginning of April.

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Moonlight Shadow at T.I.F.F.

Moonlight Shadow had its Japanese theatrical release on September 10 so Monday’s screening at T.I.F.F. hardly was a premiere for the film which was part of the Nippon Cinema Now selection. It was though, for actress Komatsu Nana who officially attended the famous festival for the very first time. On November 1, at 6.20 p.m. JST, the lights went off at the Toho Cinema in Hibiya, Tokyo and the audience watched Edmund Yeo’s poetic adaptation of Banana Yoshimoto‘s novella.

It’s a journey into pain, sorrow and grief yet with a touch of lightness as well as hope and recovery in the end. Having watched it four times, I won’t back down: the film is beauty, Nana Komatsu’s perf a stellar one.

There were stage greetings and a Q&A session, co-stars Hio Miyazawa and Himi Sato joined in…

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