Kikujiro and Saki
(Kikujiro to Saki)
Production company: TV Asahi (2001)
Director: Unknown
Based upon: The book by Kitano Takeshi
Actors: Jinnai Takanori (Kikujiro), Ohsugi Ren, Duncan, Nakamura Syunsuke
Duration: 130 minutes
Premiere: 2001-01-01
Notes: In 2001, Kitano Takeshi published an autobiographical account of his Tokyo childhood, ?Kikujiro to Saki? (Kikujiro and Saki). The same year, Asahi dramatised the book into a two hour TV-special (130 minutes total), Kikujiro to Saki, starring Jinnai Takanori, Ohsugi Ren, Duncan and Nakamura Syunsuke. The TV-special was aired New Years Day 2001 and was a huge success, recieving a 18,9% rating. Kitano made a special appearence on the special as the host, introducing the film.