And, the Baton Was Passed is a Japanese movie which is based on novel “Soshite, Baton wa Watasareta” by Maiko Seo which was published on February 22, 2018 by Bungeishunju. Novel won the 16th Japan Booksellers’ Award in 2019.
And, the Baton Was Passed Cast & Crew
Mei Nagano – Yuko Morimiya
Kei Tanaka – Morimiya
Satomi Ishihara – Rika
Kenshi Okada – Kento Hayase
Nao Omori – Mito
Masachika Ichimura – Gahara Izumi
Kurumi Inagaki – Miitan
And, the Baton Was Passed Profile
Movie: And, the Baton Was Passed (literal title)
Romaji: Soshite, Baton wa Watasareta
Director: Tetsu Maeda
Writer: Maiko Seo (novel), Hiroshi Hashimoto
Producer: Ikumi Taguchi, Nobuyuki Iinuma, Yuna Shiraishi
Cinematographer: Hideo Yamamoto
Release Date: October 29, 2021
Runtime: 137 min.
Distributor: Warner Bros. Japan
And, the Baton Was Passed Plot Explored
Yuko Morimiya (Mei Nagano) is a high school student who resides with her stepfather, Morimiya (Kei Tanaka). He is Yuko’s third father.
Her mother, Rika (Satomi Ishihara), is a free-spirited woman who has married numerous times. She vanished from Yuko’s life at an unknown time. Despite the fact that Yuko and her stepfather are not related by blood, she is loved completely by him.