A Gentle Breeze in the Village
[ 2007 ][
Director: Yamashita Nobuhiro 山下敦弘
Plot:In \A Gentle Breeze in the Village,\ Soyo Migata (Kaho) is a quirky 8th grade student who resides in a tiny rural village somewhere in Japan. The village is small enough where there's only 6 students that attends their school (from 1st grade through 8th grade). Soyo's been friends with her classmates since early childhood and they all hang out together like an extended family. One day, a new student named Hiromi Osawa (Masaki Okada) arrives. He's a good looking boy from Tokyo and all the other students view as something of a celebrity.
A Gentle Breeze in the Village, also known as Tennen Kokekkō (天然コケッコー), is a Japanese slice of life shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Fusako Kuramochi, serialized in the magazine Chorus from 1994 to 2000. The manga won the 20th Kodansha Manga Award in 1996.
It was made into a movie in 2007, directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita and starring Kaho. It was released on July 24, 2007.