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Movie “Flying Colors” is a hit in Hong Kong! Over 200 fans throng the airport to greet star Kasumi Arimura!
Based on a true story, “Flying Colors: How a Teen Girl Went from Academic Absurdity to an Elite University in One Amazing Year” is live-action motion picture about a girl who is dead last in her class but raises her GPA by a mega-huge amount in one year and enters prestigious Keio University! Within 45 days of release in Japan, it crossed the 2 million tickets sold mark, making it the No. 1 Japanese movie for the first half of 2015! It is now making its way into international markets, and it hit Hong Kong on October 22.
To promote the film, Arimura flew to Hong Kong on October 23 and received the above-mentioned tremendous support from fans at the airport! On the 24th, she visited a local college preparatory school, and on the 25th she did a meet and greet on the stage. When she said in Cantonese, “Good afternoon, I am Kasumi Arimura,” the crowd went wild! Included below are some links to reporting on this very well-received trip!
■ About Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS)
With over 40 years of experience licensing programming overseas, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS) has distributed programs of all genres – dramas, anime, documentaries, formats, movies – totaling several tens of thousands of hours of programming in over 160 countries worldwide and has firmly established its presence as a major content provider in the global arena. TBS is one of the most innovative broadcasters in creating variety formats, having licensed nearly 200 localized versions with several thousand episodes being produced including global hits like America’s Funniest Home Videos, Takeshi’s Castle/MXC, Sasuke/Ninja Warrior, etc. Looking ahead, TBS aims to further raise its profile overseas by expanding sales around the world of TBS hit shows and take advantage of new opportunities in the digital market place.
Yuhka Matoi (Ms.)
Global Business Department
Media Business Division
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.