Trailer: ‘Happiness’

By   |  Apr 8, 2024

‘Happiness’ (ハピネス) is a 2024 Japanese romantic drama directed by Tetsuo Shinohara.

Based on the novel by Novala Takemoto, the film revolves around a young man who vows to do everything he can to make the last days of his terminally ill girlfriend’s life as happy as possible. The cast includes Airu Kubozuka, Aju Makita, Ai Hashimoto, Masayoshi Yamazaki, and Yo Yoshida.

Synopsis: Yukio Kunikida (Airu Kubozuka) and Yuma Yamagishi (Aju Makita) are high school students who are dating. On an ordinary day, Yuma tells Yukio that she is going to die in a week as her illness has progressed and she has accepted the fact that her days are numbered. She wants to live the rest of her days being true to herself. Yukio finds it difficult to accept that Yuma has just a short time left to live, but he busies himself fulfilling her wishes. [Source: AsianWiki]

‘Happiness’ opens across Japan on May 17, 2024.

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