Movie: Strawberry Shortcakes Romaji: Sutoroberii Shooto Keikusu Japanese: ストロベリーショートケイクス Director:Hitoshi Yazaki Writer:Kiriko Nananan (manga), Kyoko Inukai(screenplay) Producer: Takashi Asai Cinematographer: Isao Ishii Release Date: September 23, 2006 Runtime: 127 min. Genre:Drama / Women / Romance Language: Japanese Country: Japan
Four ladies struggle to find happiness in the capital city of Tokyo :
Satoko: Works as a receptionist at escort service “Heavan’s Gate.” At home, she often prays to God to find a boy that will love her.
Akiyo: Works at escort service “Heavan’s Gate” as a prostitute. She saves her money in order to eventually buy a condo situated on the 5th floor or higher. Once she gets old & senile, she plans to jump out of her apartment to her death.
Chihiro: Works in a low level office position. When her roommate, Toku, asks if there is a God, she replies “God would be something like a boyfriend. Buys me whatever I want and makes possible all my wishes.”
Toku: Works obsessively as an animator, suffers from bulimia.
Based on the manga “Strawberry Shortcakes” by Kiriko Nananan. Kiriko Nanananalso appears in the movie “Strawberry Shortcakes,” playing character Toko.