Plot summary[ edit ] Aoyama is a documentary maker who has not dated anyone since the death of his wife, Ryoko. He lives a placid existence with his teenage son, Shige, dreaming of remarrying. One day, his best friend Yoshikawa comes up with a plan to hold fake film auditions for young women looking for a breakout role; unbeknownst to them, they are actually auditioning to be considered for a romantic relationship with Aoyama. Of the thousands who apply, Aoyama only has eyes for the young, beautiful Yamasaki Asami - a shy, modest girl whose dreams of becoming a ballerina were cut short by an accident. Aoyama is infatuated by her and instigates several dates with her after the audition. Despite learning about her troubled past, which included consistent abuse as a child by her crippled step-father, Aoyama believes he is falling in love with her.
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Murakami attended school in Sasebo. While a student in senior high, he joined in forming a rock band called Coelacanth, as the drummer. During this time, he had an encounter with hippie culture, which had a strong influence on him. After graduating from high school in , Murakami formed another rock band and produced some 8-millimeter indie films.
He married his wife, a keyboard player, in the s and their son was born in Since , he has also hosted a talk show on business and finance called Kanburia Kyuden, broadcast on TV Tokyo. Critically acclaimed as a new style of literature, it won the Gunzo Prize for New Writers in , despite some objections on the grounds of decadence. Later the same year, his Blue won the Akutagawa Prize ,  going on to become a bestseller.
He also won the Taiko Hirabayashi Prize. The same year, he wrote the novel Topaz II, about a female high school student engaged in "compensated dating" , which later was adapted as the live-action film Love and Pop by anime director Hideaki Anno.
His Popular Hits of the Showa Era concerns the escalating firepower in a battle between five teenage male and five middle-aged female social rejects.
It won him the 36th Tanizaki Prize. In , Murakami announced the publication of 13 Year Old Hello Work, aimed at increasing interest in young people who are entering the workforce. The novel Audition was made into a feature film by Takashi Miike. Murakami reportedly liked it so much he gave Miike his blessing to adapt Coin Locker Babies. The screenplay for the latter was worked on by director Jordan Galland but Miike failed to raise enough funding for it.
An adaptation directed by Michele Civetta is currently in production.
Жизнь и творчество[ править править код ] Рюноскэ Мураками родился 19 февраля года в семье художника в городе Сасэбо Нагасаки, Япония. Будучи студентом высшей школы, организовал рок-группу, где был барабанщиком. После распада группы занялся регби, но через некоторое время понял, что это ему противно. Вскоре стал писать для школьной газеты. До восемнадцати лет Рю Мураками рос в портовом городе, где располагалась американская военно-морская база, поэтому он испытал на себе заметное влияние западной культуры.