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'Tori Girl': Butt Flaps for Human Flight?


Tao Tsuchiya plays Yukina Toriyama, a girl who joins a "human bird" ("tori ningen") contest to get close to her university crush. But instead of her prospective beau, she ends up partnered with the less appealing Taishi Sakaba (Shotaro Momiyama), and the two are forced to sort out their differences as they struggle to get a human-powered aircraft into the sky.

Based on the 2012 novel Tori Girl! by Ko Nakamura, the quirky film is slated for release on September 1, 2017.