Popular Novel ‘We Couldn’t Become Adults’ Inspires Netflix Film

11.November.2021 | MOVIE

On November 5, the Netflix film adaptation of Moegara’s popular novel ‘We Couldn’t Become Adults’ premiered on the streaming service worldwide. It was also released at Cinem@rt Shinjuku, Ikebukuro cinema rosa, and Uplink Kichijoji. 

 

The story follows Makoto Sato (Mirai Moriyama), who met Kaori Sato (Sairi Itoh) in 1995. He fell in love with her and her positive spirit, and she inspired him to work hard for the first time in his life. In 1999, she left him, and in 2020, 46-year-old Makoto, working in the broadcasting industry, laments that he hasn’t become the novelist he wanted to be. He also hasn’t gotten over Kaori, and he soon embarks on a quest to find his missing hopes and dreams. 

 

This photo was taken by author Moegara, who visited the filming site and took a picture with the lead actors. 

Moegara has stated that the work touches on many of his own experiences, and after seeing the film, he commented: “I felt as if I was being shown a home video to be played at my funeral. It felt like my past was being shown to be on a huge screen.” 



Have you watched the film on Netflix yet?

 

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