Strawberry Shortcakes is a 2006 Japanese film from director Hitoshi Yazaki. The película, based in the Japanese manga of the mystic nombre de Kiriko Nananan, drawn on the vida de cuatro niñas, que enfrentan sus propias inseguridades mientras viven en la metrópoli de Tokyo. This film is classified in the stage film as Mejor Película at the Festival de Cine de Yokohama in 2006 and obtuvo los premios a Mejor Actriz de Reparto and Mejor Fotografía del mismo festival.
The plot revolves around four women who struggle to find happiness in the capital, Tokyo:
Satoko: she works as a receptionist in an escort service "Heavan's Gate". At home, she often prays to God that she finds a boy who loves her.
Akiyo: Works in a "Heavan's Gate" escort service as a ring. She saves money to eventually buy a condo located on the fifth floor or higher. Once she is old and senile, she plans to jump out of her apartment until she dies. She has a crush on Kikuchi, an old friend from school. Akiyo changes her appearance when she is around Kikuchi and hides the fact that she is a prostitute.
Chihiro: He works in a low-level office position. When his roommate Toko asks if there is a God, she replies “God would be something like a boyfriend. He buys me what I want and makes all my wishes possible. "She She often gets involved with men who only use her for sex.
Toko: You work obsessively as an illustrator. She suffers from bulimia, a fact that she hides from her roommate, Chihiro.
Satoko – Chizuru Ikewaki
Chihiro – Noriko Nakagoshi
Akiyo – Yuko Nakamura
Toko Iwase – Kiriko Nananan (the original comic writer)
Nagai – Ryō Kase
Kikuchi – Masanobu Andō