The five members of Arashi appear together on the big screen again in the highly anticipated Kiiroi Namida, a.k.a. Yellow Tears. Based on the classic manga by Nagashima Shinji, this nostalgic film takes the audience back to the 1960s with a moving story about youth, friendship, and the pursuit of dreams. Director Inudo Isshin, whose previous works include Touch, Maison de Himiko, and Across a Gold Prairie, strikes the right balance of compelling drama and coming-of-age tropes in following the hopes and trials of five young men in post-war Japan. With all the members of Arashi in a film together for the first time since Pikanchi, Kiiroi Namida inevitably bears the label of an idol movie, but it is much more than that. Matsumoto Jun (Hana Yori Dango), Sakurai Sho (Honey and Clover), Ninomiya Kazunari (Letters from Iwo Jima), Aiba Masaki (Triple Kitchen), and Ohno Satoshi have all developed respectable acting careers in their own rights, and the film truly showcases them as individual actors, while building on the chemistry they have as a group.