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From Tokyo to New York

One "wanna-be" journalist's leap of faith confronts

her home country's corrupted media industry. 

A New Japanese Indie Drama

Now Available in the U.S. and UK.

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US

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Tired of Japan's sexist TV industry, Asuka Wada quits her job as a reporter and comes to New York to work at the Japanese digital news service start-up, HodoBuzz.

Her aggressive reporting style earns her personal slanders and even death threats online, while powerful players in the Japanese media plot to crush HodoBuzz.

Press

Japan Subculture Research Center

(Aug 30th, 2018)for our kickstarter campaign

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BuzzFeed Japan (in Japanese)

(Aug 6th, 2018) for our kickstarter campaign

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Metropolis

HodoBuzz Takes on

Japanese Press Freedom

About creators

HodoBuzz was created by Derrrrruq!!!, a NY-based creative team.
More on this page

Cast

Writer: Tsukasa Kondo

Directer: Mari Kawade

Cinematographer: Katsumi Funahashi

Sound: Mike Wolf Snyder

Editor: Yasu Inoue

Production Designer: Yoko Morishita

Music: Shoko Nagai & Satoshi Takeishi

Script Development Supervisor: Dai Sato (Storyriders)

Assistant Director: Nori Mizukami

Gaffer: Caroline Mariko Stucky

Wardrobe: Yoko Morishita

Colorist: Katsu Funahashi

Sound Editor: Soichiro Migita

Makeup Artist: Tess Miller

Assistant Editors: Yasuko Takahashi-Guillaume, Sachiyo Yokoyama

First Assistant Camera: Gaetano Campolongo

DIT, Assistant Editor: Peter Edmondson

Grip: Ibai Vigil-escalera, Patrick Jao

Second Assistant Camera: Kazutoshi Sudo

Photographer: Masaki Hori

Production Assistants: Ted Sharks, Akiko Fujiwara, Suguru Ikeda,

Tammy Kremer, Raashid Johnson, Jane Tse, Justin Chen

News Footage: Bengoshi dot com, J-CAST News

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Executive Producer: Masuyama Com

Producers: Mari Kawade, Tsukasa Kondo, Maho Honda, Yutaka Toyama (Promax inc.)

Production: Tall Trees Playground LLC

Production Support: TATE Hatoryu NY / Y.K. Well Enterprise, Spyce Media LLC

 

Sponsored by Hoppy Beverage co., Deep Field Japan co.

SPECIAL THANKS

住田 皓一

 

板谷 圭 黒岩 健太郎 進藤 将令

関岡 裕史 田崎 誠 山本 太郎 

 

稲村 泉 Brian Emrich   大山 栄作 トミー 関口 友野 眞帆

高山 輝之 越智 直子 小野 和浩 菊田 研二 Koodae Kim

佐々木 龍一 広重 亜矢子 藤井 孝枝 藤原 大志 Matyas Tamas

Michael Bergman   三ツ井 禎 森下 浩二 山内 マリコ 山脇 誠大

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