Like his character in Peak - The Rescuers
, Oguri Shun also had to climb mountains and even get over his fear of heights as part of his training to play his character, a kind volunteer rescuer who has climbed mountains all over the world. Peak - The Rescuers
also co-stars Nagasawa Masami as his student, a rookie volunteer rescuer who may not be up for the stress of the job, and Sasaki Kuranosuke (The Lady Shogun and Her Men
) as their stern superior officer. Based on the manga series Gaku Minna no Yama
(specifically, its first five volumes), Peak - The Rescuers
maintains a balance between being a visually marvelous display of nature's sometimes dangerous power and a touching drama about the strength of the human spirit.
An experienced mountain climber, volunteer rescuer Sanpo (Oguri Shun) loves the mountain more than anything in the world. With the ability to keep calm under any emergency situation, Sanpo is one of the best mountain rescuers out there, which is why he has been chosen to train Kumi (Nagasawa Masami), a rookie volunteer rescuer following her father's footsteps. Through the course of her training, Kumi will see many things for the first time, including mission-related deaths, angry bereaved relatives who blame the rescuers, and fearsome power of nature's fury. Will Kumi be able to overcome the difficulties, or will she realize that she may not have what it takes to become a rescuer after all?
Deluxe Edition includes making of, Orguri Shun introducing the five products Sanpo needs the most, Oguri Shun interview, stage events, and trailers.