Actor Oguri Shun crashes his way into the film director world with Surely Someday
, his directorial debut. Loosely based on his own high school days, the film has been in the works since 2005, when Oguri wrote a one-page outline. However, the project did not officially go ahead until Oguri asked Crows Zero
screenwriter Sato Shogo to turn the outline into a feature-length script. An energetic comedy about the recklessness of youth and its consequences, Surely Someday
features a talented cast led by Koide Keisuke (Nodame Cantabile
), Katsuji Ryo (Shonen Merikensack
), Ayano Go (Crows Zero II
), Suzuki Ryohei (Yankee-kun to Magane-chan
), and Muro Tsuyoshi (Yatterman
). Oguri also calls in all his favors, inviting star actors Inoue Mao, Otake Shinobu, Okamura Takashi, Tsumabuki Satoshi, Ueto Aya, and Takenaka Naoto for cameos. Packed with directorial flair, outlandish humor, and lots of young male bonding, Surely Someday
is a loud proclamation that a new talent has arrived on the film directing scene, and his name is Oguri Shun.
Takumi (Koide Keisuke) and his four friends have always been troublemakers with plans that don't tend to work out very well for them. When their dream of performing on stage as a band at their high school festival is shattered, the five build a bomb and threatens the school into letting them perform. The school grants their request, but the bomb blows up anyway, causing the five to be expelled. After losing themselves in direction-less lives for several years, the boys are reunited when Takumi runs into a sex worker (Konishi Manami) that he had a crush on years ago. The ensuing adventure sends them to an escape from dangerous gangsters, an attempt at bank robbery, and maybe even a chance at giving the performance they wanted to give since their high school days.
8-disc Memorial Edition comes with visual commentary by director and cast, a 6-DVD documentary on the making of the film, a schedule book, a bookmark, a 64-page artist book produced by Oguri Shun, and a message card by Oguri. It also comes with the film's Special Edition DVD, featuring the DVD version of the film, audio commentary by director and cast, making of, deleted scenes with commentary, stage event at the Yubari Film Festival, a digest of the Surely Someday Super Summer concert, and trailers.