|Directed by||Toshikazu Hirano|
|Released||February 2, 2008|
|Running time||95 min.|
Tokyo Boy (東京少年 Tokyo Shounen) is a 2008 Japanese movie directed by Toshikazu Hirano. It is scheduled to be publicly released on February 2, 2008.
Minato is a young girl who was traumatized at a young age by being orphaned and left with her grandmother. She frequently corresponds with a pen-pal named Night, a boy about the same age as her that she's never actually seen in person. Although Minato and Night are very different - Minato is upbeat while Night is brooding, they get along anyway and she regularly updates him on the happenings in her daily life. Minato is even willing to confide in Night that she's falling in love with a boy she's recently met named Sho.
One day she wakes up and finds Sho acting extremely distant and tentative around her. She suspects Night may have something to do with this so she arranges to meet him at the mail box. However, he never shows. As it turns out Night is actually Minato's overprotective split personality and has been trying to drive Sho away by bullying him whenever he had control of her body.
- Maki Horikita ... Minato/Night
- Takuya Ishida ... Sho
- Reiko Kusamura ... Minato's grandmother
- Mitsuru Hirata ... Sho's father
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