Swing Girls

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 2004
  • Running time: 105 min
Swing Girls (スウィングガールズ Suwingu Gāruzu) is a Japanese 2004 comedy film directed and co-written by Shinobu Yaguchi, about a group of high school girls who form a big band. The cast includes Yūta Hiraoka, Juri Ueno, Shihori Kanjiya, Yuika Motokariya and Yukari Toyashima. read more

Swing Girls (スウィングガールズ Suwingu Gāruzu) is a Japanese 2004 comedy film directed and co-written by Shinobu Yaguchi, about a group of high school girls who form a big band. The cast includes Yūta Hiraoka, Juri Ueno, Shihori Kanjiya, Yuika Motokariya and Yukari Toyashima. The film ranked 8th at the Japanese box office in 2004, and won seven prizes at the 2005 Japanese Academy Awards, including "Most Popular Film" and "Newcomer of the Year" awards for Yūta Hiraoka and Juri Ueno.

Original Release

09/11/2004

US Release

11/11/2004

Cast

Yuta Hiraoka Takuo Nakamura (Piano) / Takuo Nakamura
Shihori Kanjiya Yoshie Saito (Trumpet) / Yoshie Saito
Yuika Motokariya Kaori Sekiguchi (Trombone) / Kaori Sekiguchi
Nagisa Abe Reiko Shimoda (Trumpet) / Reiko Shimoda
Noriko Eguchi Shop Assistant at Muscial Instruments Shop / Musical Instruments Shop Assistant
Hana Kino Manager at supermarket / Supermarket Manager
Fumiyo Kohinata Yasumi Suzuki
Fumiko Mizuta Yuka Yamamoto (Bass) / Yuka Yamamoto
Naomi Nishida Masumi (Music student) / Music School Student
Mutsuko Sakura Tomoko's Grandmother (Mie Suzuki) / Mie Suzuki
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Shinobu Yaguchi

Writers

Junko Yaguchi, Shinobu Yaguchi

Cast

Yuta Hiraoka Takuo Nakamura (Piano) / Takuo Nakamura
Shihori Kanjiya Yoshie Saito (Trumpet) / Yoshie Saito
Yuika Motokariya Kaori Sekiguchi (Trombone) / Kaori Sekiguchi
Nagisa Abe Reiko Shimoda (Trumpet) / Reiko Shimoda
Noriko Eguchi Shop Assistant at Muscial Instruments Shop / Musical Instruments Shop Assistant
Hana Kino Manager at supermarket / Supermarket Manager
Fumiyo Kohinata Yasumi Suzuki
Fumiko Mizuta Yuka Yamamoto (Bass) / Yuka Yamamoto
Naomi Nishida Masumi (Music student) / Music School Student
Mutsuko Sakura Tomoko's Grandmother (Mie Suzuki) / Mie Suzuki
Miho Shiraishi Ms. Yayoi Itami / Yayoi Itami
Issey Takahashi Band Club Leader / School Brass Band Leader
Masaaki Takarai Kubota-sensei
Naoto Takenaka Mr. Tadahiko Ozawa (math teacher) / Tadahiko Ozawa
Yôji Tanaka Manager of Pachinko Parlour / Pinball Parlour Manager
Kei Tani Morishita
Eri Watanabe Sanae Suzuki
Asuka Yamaguchi Chika Kubo
Yukari Toyoshima Naomi Tanaka (Drums) / Naomi Tanaka
Juri Ueno Tomoko Suzuki (Tenor Sax) / Tomoko Suzuki

Producers

Shôji Masui Executive Producer
Yoshishige Shimatani Executive Producer
Daisuke Sekiguchi Producer
Shintaro Horikawa Producer

Editors

Ryûji Miyajima

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