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Hachi-ko (1987)

Hachikô monogatari (original title)
The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death.

Director:

Seijirô Kôyama

Writers:

Kaneto Shindô (screenplay), Kaneto Shindô (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Shujiro Ueno
Kaoru Yachigusa ... Hidejiro Ueno
Toshinori Omi Toshinori Omi ... Ogata
Toshirô Yanagiba Toshirô Yanagiba ... Moriyama
Mako Ishino Mako Ishino ... Chizuko Ueno
Masumi Harukawa Masumi Harukawa ... Okichi
Taiji Tonoyama ... Hashimoto
Yoshi Katô Yoshi Katô ... Kondo
Hisashi Igawa ... Maekawa
Shigeru Izumiya Shigeru Izumiya ... Yasui
Kei Yamamoto Kei Yamamoto ... Serizawa
Kumeko Urabe ... Tabacco shop owner
Chôei Takahashi Chôei Takahashi ... Mase
Saburô Ishikura Saburô Ishikura ... Machida
Shirô Kishibe Shirô Kishibe ... Customer
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Storyline

The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death.

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 August 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hachi-ko See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,827,720
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the movie Hachi never wags his tail. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nana: Strawberry Glass and Lotus Flower (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Garasu no kanransha
Music by Tetsuji Hayashi
Words by Masao Urino
Arranged by Tetsuji Hayashi
Performed by Tetsuji Hayashi
Courtesy of Vap Inc.
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All Time Favorite BEST Movie
23 March 2010 | by chinhaoSee all my reviews

I seldom post reviews online but this is one movie that I feel compelled to. This is my favorite movie of all times without a doubt. I have watched Hachiko close to 10 times now and every single time my tears would start flowing uncontrollably without fail. Each time I thought to myself, yeah I have watched it before so I wont cry again but each time I still could not stop my tears. A lot has been written on the story so I wont repeat all that. Just want to add that this is a true story and the newspaper reporter at the end of the movie did actually exist, writing up an article on Hachiko in the Japanese newspapers then. They did erect a statue of Hachiko at the very station but it was melted down during World War 2 for military usage. The Japanese later erected another statue in replacement after the war and today if you visit Japan, be sure to visit Hachiko's statue in Tokyo. And Hachiko's body has been preserved after his death and remains to this day on display in the Tokyo Museum of Nature and Science. I am going to make a trip one day to visit Hachiko. :)


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