‘Drawing Closer’ Netflix Japanese Romance Movie: June 2024 Release & What We Know So Far

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Picture: Nagase Ren (left) and Deguchi Natsuki (right)

Coming to Netflix in June is Miki Takhiro’s adaptation of Aoi Morita’s novel Drawing Closer. We’ll be keeping track of everything you need to know about Drawing Closer, including the cast, runtime, trailers, and Netflix release date.

Drawing Closer is an upcoming Japanese Netflix Original romantic drama movie co-written and directed by Miki Takahiro. Yoshida Tomoko was the co-writer of the film. The film is an adaptation of Aoi Morita’s novel of the same name.

Shuhei Akita (Ninja the Monster) is the movie’s executive producer, along with Kei Haruna (Let Me Eat Your Pancreas), who is also listed as a producer.  Tokyo-based Django Film is the studio behind the production of Drawing Closer.

When is the Netflix release date for Drawing Closer?

Netflix has yet to make an official announcement, but we’ve heard that a preliminary release date of June 27th, 2024, has been set.

As always, all release dates are subject to change.

What is the plot of Drawing Closer?

The synopsis for Drawing Closer was sourced from IMDb:

“Hayasaka Akito is a talented artist. He is working hard to be accepted for the Nika Exhibition, but a tumor is discovered in his heart and he is told that he has one year left to live. Hayasaka Akito doesn’t express his emotions on his diagnosis. One day, on the hospital rooftop, Hayasaka Akito meets Sakurai Haruna, who is painting. Sakurai Haruna tells him that she has only half a year to live. Hayasaka Akito gets attracted to her more and more, but he doesn’t tell her about his condition.

Who are the cast of Drawing Closer?

Only two cast members of Drawing Closer have been confirmed at the time of writing.

Nagase Ren plays the role of Hayasaka Akito. Drawing Closer will be the actor’s first appearance in a Netflix project. He is most well-known for starring in the television series The Knife and the Sword and the action comedy film Ninjani Calling on! Fight Towards the Future.

Drawing Closer Japanese June 2024 Release Nagase Ren

Picture: Nagase Ren

Deguchi Natsuki plays Sakurai Haruna. Like her co-star, the actress has yet to appear in a Netflix series. She is known for starring in the Japanese movies Till We Meet Again on the Lily Hill and Girl Gun Lady.

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Picture: Deguchi Natsuki

What is the runtime?

It has been confirmed that the runtime of Drawing Closer is 118 minutes.

Are you looking forward to watching Drawing Closer on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.