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Born 1956 in Tokyo. He has long been one of the top directors for Fuji TV and made such hit dramas as Tokyo Love Story (1991), Under the Name of Love (1992), Under the Same Roof (1993), My Sister (1994), We Will Meet Again Sometime (1995), Long Vacation (1997), Mona Lisa Smile (2000) and Love Revolution (2001). He has also directed stage plays and musicals: Stand by Me (1991), 1999 - The Moon Kisses the Earth (1995), big (1999), Heart of Gold (2004). Backdancers! is his third collaboration with the acclaimed young writer, Rin Eto, after Slow Dance (2005) and Tokyo Friends (2005).
Born 1984 in Okinawa. She made her debut as the youngest member of SPEED in 1996. After the disbanding of the group in 2000, she went solo and has released many hit songs, including "Treasure". While using another name, Coco d'Or, she was awarded several awards for her self-titled jazz vocal album. This is her third movie appearance, after Andromedia (1998) and Star Light (2001).
Born 1984 in Tochigi. Winner of the Grand Prize in Hori Promotion's annual "Scout Caravan" contest in 1998, her reputation as an actress was proven by her starring role in the TV drama Haruka 17 (2005). She has appeared in Water Boys (2002), Lover's Kiss (2002), Tokyo Tower (2004) and the Korean film Fighter in the Wind (2004), among others.
Born 1983 in Kochi. She has been active as a pop singer since her debut as a member of EE Jump in 2000, and later in solo. Her acting credits include TV dramas such as High School Teacher (2003) and Ex-Boyfriend (2003), and Toshiaki Toyoda's highly acclaimed film The Hanging Garden (2005).
Born 1986 in Miyazaki. She has been seen in many TV dramas, including Tenka (2004), Tonight on My Bed Alone (2005) and the highly popular Dragon Zakura (2005), as well as feature films such as Getting Off the Boat at Her Island (2003), Zoo (2004), Nana (2004) and as the star in Lovehotels (2006).
Director: Kozo Nagayama - Long Vacation (TV), Slow Dance (TV)
Screenwriters: Rin Eto, Kozo Nagayama
Producers: Haruo Umekawa, Masashi Yamazaki, Hiroto Takeishi
Cinematographer: Kazuhiko Ogura - St. John's Wort, Elephant Song
Production Designer: Hisao Inagaki - The Eel*, Warm Water Under a Red Bridge
(*winner of Japanese Academy Award)
Costume Designer: Junko Katsumata - Suite Dreams, Oyo
Sound Recording: Kazushiko Yokono - Nana, Rockers
Editor: Ryuji Miyajima - Always, Swing Girls *Japanese Academy Award Winner
Choreographers: Izumi, Teruya, Ken
Music Supervisor: Kozo Nagayama
A GAGA Communications / Fuji Television Co-Production
In association with Studio 3
2006 / 35mm / 1.85:1 / TBC min.
Theatrical Release: September 2006
(C) 2006 "Backdancers!" Film Partners