A "moteki" is known as a period when one becomes the romantic attention of several people at once. Kubo Mitsuro's manga series Moteki
follows the romantic misadventures stemming from the "moteki" of one particular pop culture geek. In the summer of 2010, longtime television director One Hitoshi adapted the popular five-volume series into a late-night television drama starring Moriyama Mirai (Fish Story
). The show became so popular that "moteki" was nominated as one of the best new pop culture terms of 2010.
A year later, One takes the romantic comedy to the big screen with the Moteki movie! Making his directorial debut, One creates an original story that continues from where the manga left off. Moriyama is back as pop culture geek Yukiyo, and he has entered yet another "moteki" involving four beautiful women! This time, the objects of Yukiyo's affections are played by Naka Riisa (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), Maki Yoko (SP), Aso Kumiko (Instant Swamp), and Nagasawa Masami (in an award-winning performance). Carrying the series' inventive visual touches and eclectic J-pop soundtrack over to the film version, One created a surprise box office hit as hip, young fans of the series flocked to the cinemas to see Yukiyo's new romantic exploits!
Former temp worker Yukiyo (Moriyama Mirai) is now 30, poor, and still single. However, things are looking up as he scores a new job as a writer at an Internet pop culture news portal. He has also met a new friend on Twitter, who turns out to be cute music writer Miyuki (Nagasawa Masami). Unfortunately, Yukiyo finds out that Miyuki also has a longtime live-in boyfriend, sending him to a new emotional abyss. Lucky for Yukiyo, he also has three new girls by his side - Miyuki's friend Rumiko (Aso Kumiko), talkative hostess Ai (Naka Riisa), and his constantly angry co-worker Matoko (Maki Yoko). Will Yukiyo finally be able to find the one in his new "moteki"?
Deluxe Edition includes making of, deleted scenes, the "Livehouse Moteki" concert, audio commentaries, stage events, trailers, and a shooting diary written by One Hitoshi.