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From acclaimed screenwriter Kankuro Kudo (Ping Pong, Yaji, Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims and Takashi Miike's Zebraman), comes Maikohaaaan!!!, a colorful introduction to Japan s Maiko world and a slapstick comedy with an energetic twist of Kyoto humor.
The film centers on Japanese office worker Kumihiko Onizuka (Sadao Abe, from Kamikaze Girls), who dumps his girlfriend (Kou Shibasaki) because he believes he can only fall in love with a Maiko (apprentice Geisha). He decides to pursue his dream of courting a real Maiko in Kyoto, but must first overcome the social barriers that prevent him from visiting the private Maiko Houses, as well as a millionaire baseball player rival (Shinichi Tsutsumi). Meanwhile, Kumihiko s girlfriend tries to win him back by leaving Tokyo to become a Maiko herself.
Special features include:
The Making of Maiko Haaaan!!!
Director & Cast Profile
Original Japanese Trailers
Epic comedy, great satire of geisha culture, chatroom and internet trolls, male hypermasculinity, corporate culture in Japan, and more. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kazuko S.
I can never have a bad day if I watch this movie. This is a feel-good movie that will keep you laughing and even touch your heart. Read morePublished on June 8, 2012 by Derrick