A crazy high school musical from Japanese director Takashi Miike?
Ai to Makoto aka For Love’s Sake is a high school love story between two young people who live in two different worlds: Ai, a naive girl coming from a good family, and Makoto, a juvenile delinquent…
It’s based on the manga of the same name written by Ikki Kajiwara, best known for Ashita No Joe. In some of his works, there’s a social dimension, depicting the harsh reality of Japan in the 1960s & 1970s – and the manga Ai to Makoto really seems to focus on social inequalities.
Several live-action adaptations have been produced during the 70s, but it seems none of them look as crazy & colorful than this new version from Takashi Miike. It’s a real treat for the eyes – gorgeous cinematography & settings. As always with Miike, he keeps going in unexpected directions!
(but it wouldn’t be Miike’s first musical, remember Happiness of the Katakuris?)
For Love’s Sake will be released in Japan on June 16, 2012! The film will make its world premiere at Cannes (Midnight screening).