Hatsukoi
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A coming of age drama that hinges on the notorious 1968 payroll theft frequently referred to as "Sanoku-en Jiken" (or "The 300 Million Yen Affair"), Yukinary Hanawa's tale about a young orphan girl longing for the acceptance of her peers draws its inspiration from the autobiography of Misuzu Nakahara - who claims to have been partially responsible for the long-unsolved crime. Misuzu (Aoi Miyazake) is recently orphaned sixteen year-old who has been sent to live with her wealthy relatives. Upon following her brother Ryo (Masaru Miyazaki) to an underground Shinjuku jazz… More