The Great Passage

The Great Passage Information

is a 2013 Japanese film directed by Yuya Ishii and starring Ryuhei Matsuda as a dictionary editor, and this movie is shochiku version of <<Best Seller>> .


Mitsuya Majime (Ryuhei Matsuda) is an unsuccessful salesman. But his love of reading and dedication, as well as a post-graduate degree in linguistics, catches the eyes of Masashi Nishioka (Joe Odagiri) and Kouhei Araki (Kaoru Kobayashi), dictionary editors who are seeking a replacement for Araki himself, as his wife is sick and he would like to spend more time by her bedside.

With Majime on the editing team, the group plans to produce a new dictionary called "Daitokai" (The Great Passage/???) which would bridge the gap between people and the sea of words and would take years to complete.

Back at his home, the Sou-Un-Sou Rooming House, Majime meets Kaguya Hayashi (Aoi Miyazaki), his landlady's granddaughter who has just returned from culinary school. He is struck by her beauty. Upon discovering this, the chief editor Matsumoto (Go Kato) asks Majime to write the definition for the word "Love".


  • Ryuhei Matsuda as Mitsuya Majime
  • Aoi Miyazaki as Kaguya Hayashi
  • Joe Odagiri as Masashi Nishioka
  • Kaoru Kobayashi as Kohei Araki
  • Go Kato as Tomohiro Matsumoto
  • Hana Kuroki as Midori Kishibe
  • Misako Watanabe as Take
  • Chizuru Ikewaki as Remi Miyoshi
  • Shingo Tsurumi as Murakoshi
  • Hiroko Isayama as Kaoru Sasaki
  • Kaoru Yachigusa as Chie Matsumoto
  • Kazuki Namioka as Editor
  • Kumiko Aso as Actress


TimeOut Tokyo said "Yuya Ishii's tale of a dictionary maker in love is genuinely charming."

Screen Daily's Mark Adams writes that, "The film pays affectionate " and even old-fashioned " tribute to the world of words and dictionaries, while also finding space for a tender and slow-paced romance that would be out-of-step for a contemporary story."

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