Japanese director Toshiaki Toyoda (“Blue Spring”, “9 Souls“, “Pornostar“) is set to release his adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Shogi prodigy, Shoji Segawa. After the film “Hanging Garden”, this will be Toyoda’s second film adaptation from a notable work of literature. The film stars Ryuhei Matsuda (“The Foreign Duck…”, “Taboo” “The Great Passage”) who has held a lead role in several of Toyoda’s previous productions.
A trailer under the working title of “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” has been released.
Shoji Segawa (Ryuhei Matsuda) was a quiet and inconspicuous boy, but, for the first time, he is recognized by people after winning the National Middle School Shogi Tournament. At the age of 26, his dream of becoming a professional shogi player collapses due to an age restriction. After he quits playing shogi, he becomes desperate. With the support of his peers, including Yuya Suzuki (Yojiro Noda), and his love of shogi, Shoji Segawa begins to play shogi again. A miracle happens to him. (From AsiaWiki)