Japan has been known for its extensive (abundant) variety of genre in its drama movies. Not just a love story that much favored by movie enthusiasts, the drama movies market share of Japan is also popular for its suspense genre. Therefore it’s not surprising, mystery stories like detective stories, and drama love that end up in murder like Saki and Shotenin Michiru Mi no Ue no Banashi, or the supernatural powers such as SPEC have high rating.
Many movies in this suspense genre use popular stories and mythology as the base story which then developed into a mystery. One of them is this Shirayuki Hime Satsujin Jiken Movie. If we take a look at the title meaning literally, Shirayuki Hime means snow princess and Satsujin Jiken means murder case. It gives a glimpse of an ancient story occurred on the beautiful princess Snow White story. Is it the same?
Shirayuki Hime Satsujin Jiken Movie tells a story about the mysterious death of an employee at a cosmetics company named Noriko Miki. Mao Inoue, her assistant become the prime suspect in this murder case. Everyone around him suspect that she did the murder, moreover, news about Miki Shirono (the character played by Mao) has spread over the mass media, even to the area around her house. The trailer for this movie can be found here:
The movie which was released since March 29, 2014 is an adaptation of a bestseller novel written by Kanae Minato. This movie also starring Ayano Go as the leading male protagonist to attract the viewer.
Director of this movie, Yoshihiro Nakamura also mention that this movie is different from other detective movie, in which commonly the audience will begin to be bored to watch the rest of the story after the suspect has been revealed. This movie is built with multi-layered mystery that will puzzle the viewer until the end of the story.
Entering the first week, Shirayuki Hime Satsujin Jiken Movie has already climbed the fourth rank on the Japanese box office. So.. What do you think? Are you eager to watch this mystery movie?