Fresh from its premiere in Berlin, Sabu's latest effort is now gearing up for public release in Japan and that means the first trailer for Chasuke's Journey has now arrived online.
In the afterlife, busy playwrights are writing scenarios for living
human beings. What they write controls everyone's destiny. Celestial tea
server Chasuke constantly serves them to keep them going at their
endless task. He can't stop himself from eavesdropping on the writing
process, and he is especially interested in the story of a young woman,
Yuri. A careless remark changes Yuri's destiny to a fatal car accident
later today. Only Chasuke can rescue her by returning to the physical
world and stopping her fate. Some playwrights have promised him surprise
help from their protagonists - antique dealer Taneda and noodle
restaurant owner Joe. But in this old shopping area in Okinawa, Chasuke
soon realizes there are enemies working against him, too. Chasuke will
discover his interesting new powers and the yakuza past he was
supposed to forget. But he must stay focused: time is running out and
Yuri's fate is in his hands...
Sabu has built his reputation by consistently delivering smart, heartfelt quirky takes on genre material and this looks like no exception. Check out the trailer below!