YOIHI Feature Film

#1 Okiku and the World

Writer / Director
Junji Sakamoto
Haru Kuroki, Kanichiro, Sosuke Ikematsu, Renji Ishibashi, Koichi Sato and others.
THEATRE / Little More / U-NEXT

Scheduled to be released in April 2023.

The film Sekai no Okiku is about a love story between a woman Okiku, who lives in a row house in Edo, and a man Chuji, who comes to the row house to buy night soil.
During the Edo era, people cherished and carefully used everything. They even used human excrement as fertilizer and used up limited resources. This lifestyle created a recycling-based society, leading people to lives blessed by nature. This film depicts such a lifestyle of the Edo citizens.

#2 Promised Land

Writer / Director
Masashi Iijima
Based On
Promised Land by Kazuichi Iijima (Shogakukan Books)
Rairu Sugita, Kanichiro, and others
Little More

Scheduled to be filmed in spring 2023 and released in 2024.

YOIHI Documentaries

MARUMO (tentative)

This documentary follows Eiichi Morimae, a charcoal maker who continues making charcoal almost every day at Marumo Coal Mill in the mountains of Minamiise. We will explore the issues of energy by focusing on an artisan who lives in nature and how Ubame oak turns into Binchotan charcoal.

Filming Locations
Minamiise, Mie Prefecture, and others.

Scheduled to be released in 2023.


There are men in the villages Shonai Region of Yamagata Prefecture who live on continuing the legacy of the matagi hunter culture. They live with the mountains. They believe in the mountain god and that all living things have souls. What is matagi? This film documents the spirit of matagi, which is dying out as the times change.

Filming Locations
Otori Region, Yamagata Prefecture, and others.

Scheduled to be released in April 2023.

YOIHI Picture Book / Animation

Picture Book: Untaro Tabi Monogatari (Untaro’s Journey)

By Asako Mori /Published by Sekaibunka Books (It is scheduled to be released in April 2023.)
It is a story of Untaro the poop. One day, he ventures out into the outside world. He experiences various things and grows up to be a fertilizer. This is content for children linked to the film #1 Sekai no Okiku.

Animation Untaro

Tomohiro Kawamura

(Ukkari Penelope [Original Title: Pénélope tête en l’air], Shimajiro to Soratobu Fune)

Tadashi Shimizu (Neko Neko Nihonshi series)
Miki Kasamatsu (Hanakappa)

5 minutes × 12 episodes

In addition to the characters from the picture book, there are Characters unique to this animation. It’s a story of Untaro’s another adventure.

Management: FANTASIA, Inc.

3F YUSHIMA3315 Bldg., 3-31-5 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Chairman & Executive Director
Sumiyo Kondo
Mitsuo Harada

Project Office/Production: ACCA Inc.

#204 Villa Hata 6-3-11 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Mitsuo Harada
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