Original Title

mellow メロウ


Tickets to the world premiere of our blue moment, a story about a young woman awkward in love, sold out immediately at last year’s Tokyo International Film Festival, indicating a strong public interest in the movie, and upon its theatrical release in February 2018, it became sensational hit among the youth. With two of his latest films slated for release in 2019, Imaizumi, who is creating a lot of buzz both within and outside the country, has started writing a new feature-length film that he will also direct.
It portrays the romantic interests of a variety of people and will star Kei Tanaka of Ossan’s Love and the young and fresh Sae Okazaki. Set in a stylish flower shop, their dialogue will make you chuckle, and the story will resonate in your heart. It is a love story straight from the world of Imaizumi that depicts “romance” for what it is, the ludicrousness and awkwardness of it all.


Seiichi Natsume owns a stylish flower shop called “mellow.” Unmarried and girlfriend-less, he loves working with flowers and leads a peaceful life. After transferring to a new elementary school, his nephew Saho often stays home and misses classes. One day, Saho’s mother, Natsume’s big sister, shows up and leaves Saho in his care. There is a ramen noodle shop in the neighborhood where Natsume sometimes takes Saho. It is run by Kiho, a young woman who inherited the shop from her late father and who has Natsume provide flowers for the altar at her house. Hiromi, one of mellow’s regular customers whose family owns a beauty salon nearby, has a secret crush on Natsume. As Natsume diligently runs his flower shop and serves its various customers, Mariko, another regular customer and a housewife, confesses her love for him. Right in front of her husband... Natsume finds himself enmeshed in other people’s affairs of the heart, but his own thoughts are...