Ghostbook (2022)

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Ghostbook
The Japanese poster for Ghostbook
Directed by Takashi Yamazaki
Producer(s) Hiroyasu Matsuoka, Satoshi Matsumoto,
Tatsuo Shimamura, Takaaki Kabuto,
Takashi Honma, Nobuhiro Chiba,
Hisashi Usui, Shuji Abe, et al.
Written by Takashi Yamazaki
Music by Naoki Sato
Production company Ghostbook Film Partners (executive); ROBOT
Distributor TohoJP
Rating GJP[1]
Running time 113 minutes
(1 hour, 53 minutes)[1]
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Don't open this book... (その本を開いてはいけない――)
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Ghostbook (GHOSTBOOK (ゴーストブック) おばけずかん,   Gōsutobukku Obake Zukan) is a 2022 Japanese fantasy film based on the Ghostbook picture book series of the same name, produced by the Ghostbook Film Partners, consisting of Toho, Kodansha, Shirogumi Inc., ROBOT, and Abe Shuji, Inc. Toho released it to Japanese theaters on July 22, 2022.

Description[edit | edit source]

There is a rumor throughout the school that a mysterious ghost wearing a white cloth appears at the children's bedsides in the middle of the night and whispers in their ears, "Do you want your wish to come true?" Through the help of the Ghost rumored at their school, Kazuki and his friends seek to find the Ghost Book in order to make a wish. With a temporary teacher, Ms. Yaoko, they get the book in a maze-like used bookstore with a suspicious owner, but the world outside the used bookstore is not the world they know anymore. With the help of a boy who knows the secret of the illustrated book, Kazuki and his friends challenge the ghosts to the test of their lives.

Plot[edit | edit source]

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Development[edit | edit source]

Upon completion of principal photography, the film's title, director, primary cast, and release date were announced by Eiga.com on November 29, 2021.[2] On February 24, 2022, it was revealed that popular voice actress and singer Rie Kugimiya would voice the ghost Zukanbo.[3] On June 22, 2022, it was revealed that Anne Suzuki and Yuya Endo, the stars of Takashi Yamazaki's directorial debut Juvenile (2000), would play the parents of Kazuki Sakamoto, the film's protagonist.[4]

Production[edit | edit source]

To be added.

Marketing[edit | edit source]

The film is marketed alongside Toho's Godzilla franchise in an advertisement outside the currently under construction Hibiya Promenade Building.[5]

Staff[edit | edit source]

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Takashi Yamazaki
  • Written by   Takashi Yamazaki
  • Based on the Ghostbook picture book series
    • Written by   Hiroshi Saito
    • Illustrated by   Etsuyoshi Miyamoto
  • Chief executive producer   Hiroyasu Matsuoka
  • Executive producers   Satoshi Matsumoto, Tatsuo Shimamura, Takaaki Kabuto, Takashi Honma, Nobuhiro Chiba
  • Co-executive producers   Hisashi Usui, Shuji Abe
  • Produced by   Kenji Yamada, Kazuaki Kishida, Go Abe, Keiichiro Moriya
  • Music by   Naoki Saito
  • Theme song "I Wanna Be Your Ghost"
    • Performed by   Gen Hoshino feat. Obake
    • Written, composed, and arranged by   Gen Hoshino
  • Cinematography by   Kozo Shibasaki
  • Edited by   Ryuji Miyajima
  • Production design by   Anri Jojo
  • 1st assistant director   Kohei Adachi
  • Visual effects by   Takashi Yamazaki
  • VFX director   Kiyoko Shibuya

Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Kairi Jo   as   Kazuki Sakamoto
  • Fuga Shibazaki   as   Taichi Kudo
  • Sonny McClendon   as   Sosuke Sunny Ida
  • Ayaka Yoshimura   as   Minato Tachibana
  • Ryunosuke Kamiki   as   Shopkeeper
  • Yui Aragaki   as   Yoko Hayama
  • Anne Suzuki   as   Kazuki's mother[4]
  • Yuya Endo   as   Kazuki's father[4]
  • Rie Kugimiya   as   Zukanbo (voice)
  • Hiro Shimono   as   Ittanmomen (voice)
  • Tomokazu Sugita   as   Yamabiko (voice)
  • Akio Otsuka   as   Hyakume (voice)
  • Min Tanaka   as   Jizuri (voice)

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

  • Zukanbo
  • Ittanmomen
  • Yamabiko
  • Hyakume
  • Tabisuru Unte
  • Jizuri
  • Unidentified flying serpent
  • Unidentified walking tree ghost
  • Unidentified koi ghost
  • Unidentified long nosed old man ghost
  • Unidentified tube head ghost
  • Unidentified spiked legged cat ghost
  • Unidentified three-eyed flying head ghost
  • Unidentified Kazuki Sakamoto doppelgänger ghost


Weapons, vehicles, and races[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Ghostbook/Gallery.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trailers[edit | edit source]

Trailer
Theme song trailer
Teaser trailer
Teaser trailer #2

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Gen Hoshino – I Wanna Be Your Ghost Music video

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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