Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010)
|Company||Dot Dot Dot Films, Toei Company, Kinoshita Management|
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (Japanese: 誰かが私にキスをした, Hepburn: Dareka ga watashi ni kiss wo shita, lit. 'Someone Kissed Me') is a 2010 teen drama film directed by Hans Canosa, based on the 2007 young adult novel of the same name by Gabrielle Zevin. The film stars Japanese actress Maki Horikita, Japanese actors Kenichi Matsuyama and Yuya Tegoshi, and American actor Anton Yelchin.
- Maki Horikita as Naomi Sukuse
- Yuya Tegoshi as Mirai Hasegawa
- Kenichi Matsuyama as Yuji Miwa
- Anton Yelchin as Ace Zuckerman
- Emma Roberts as Alice Leeds
- Misa Shimizu as Mrs. Hasegawa
- Atsuro Watabe as Goro Sukuse
- Kylee as Winnie
- Reira as Ace's New Girlfriend
- Julia Sniegowski as Brianna
- Arthur Rempel as Robert Sutton
- Haruki Kimura as Bailey Plotkin
- Ai Ozaki as Yu Arisa
- Ian Moore as Mr. Weir
- Karen Kirishima as Risa Arisa
- Mirei Kiritani as Yumi
- Yukiko Hattori as Yuji's Mother
- David Neale as Dr. Pillar
- Yui Ozaki as Eri Arisa
- Yoriko Kamimura as Ms. Ishibashi
- Michelle Take as Mrs. Tarkington
On 24 November 2008, it was announced that a film was to be produced that involved both American and Japanese actors and staff, with Maki Horikita and Kenichi Matsuyama in the lead roles. The director of the film was Hans Canosa, who had been active in American films. The script was written by Gabrielle Zevin, the author of the novel Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, on which the film was based on. When the film was announced, it was given the working title of Lost Memories. Filming began on 26 November 2008 and ended in early January 2009.
The film was originally planned to be shot and produced in the United States. However, the director decided that it would be better to make the film in Japan where the cultural aspects of the setting would enrich the story. Therefore, he took the project to the Japanese film companies after which production began. The high school setting in the original story was changed to an international school for the film, and apart from the staff and cast, everything concerned with filming the film used Japanese methods. This meant that the film contained approximately a quarter of the English conversation as was in the original story.
The release date for the film was not disclosed for a long time following the announcement that it was to be produced. However, it was officially announced on 11 October 2009 that the film would open in March 2010. At the same time as the announcement, the title of the film was changed from Lost Memories to Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac.
When it opened at 247 cinemas screens throughout Japan, it was listed as 10th on the Japanese box office rankings (according to Kogyo Tsushinsha) for the first two days between 27 and 28 March 2010 and made 48,909,800 yen with 8,598 people attending the film.
- Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac at IMDb