Call Me Chihiro: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

In the Japanese film ‘Call Me Chihiro’, the life of the titular Chihiro, who runs a modest bento shop in a coastal town, is chronicled.

Release date

The movie will be available on Netflix from 23 February 2023.

Cast and creators

  • Kasumi Arimura as Chihiro
  • Lily Franky as Utsumi
  • Jun Fubuki as Tae
  • Mitsuru Hirata as Bito
  • Miwako Ichikawa as Chihiro
  • Itsuki Nagasawa as Chinatsu Ube / Becchin
  • Toshie Negishi as Nagai
  • Yui Sakuma as Hitomi

Director:  Rikiya Imaizumi

Writers: Rikiya Imaizumi, Kaori Sawai and Hiroyuki Yasuda

Official synopsis

“Chihiro works at a small beachside bento shop, Nokonoko Bento, and becomes a popular figure in the city.”

Other details

Call Me Chihiro is based on Hiroyuki Yasuda’s manga “Chihiro-san,” which appeared in Manga Magazine Elegance Eve from 2013 to 2018.


In an age where everyone experiences difficulty of some type, Chihiro, a former sex worker, emphasises the value of living one’s life as one sees fit.

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