Release date15 January 2011 (2011-01-15) (Japan) WriterTaku Mayumura (based on the book by) CastYuko Takeuchi, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Michiko Kichise Similar moviesTsuyoshi Kusanagi and Yuko Takeuchi appear in 1 - 778 Stories of Me and My Wife and Yomigaeri
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1,778 Stories of Me and My Wife(僕と妻の1778の物語,Boku to tsuma no 1778 no monogatari) is a 2011 Japanese film based on the true story of the science fiction writer Taku Mayumura. It was directed by Mamoru Hoshi, and stars actor Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and actress Yuko Takeuchi. The film is the fourth in the so-called "Boku Series" starring Kusanagi, and the first to based on a book. Much of the staff of the other three films continued their work on this film.
1,778 Stories of Me and My Wife was released in Japanese cinemas on 15 January 2011.
Sci-fiction author Sakutaro Makimura spends his days giving life to his daydreams, and enjoys a peaceful relationship with his wife Setsuko. One day, Setsuko is struck with stomach pains, and is later diagnosed with bowel cancer and given one year to live. After being told by her doctors that laughter boosts the body's immune system, Sakutaro decides to write one short story for his wife every day.
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi as Sakutaro
Yuko Takeuchi as Setsuko
Ren Osugi as Setsuko's doctor
Shosuke Tanihara as Takizawa, Sakutaro's best friend
Michiko Kichise as Takizawa's wife
Tai Kageyama (陰山泰)  as Nimi, Sakutaro's editor
Jun Fubuki as Setsuko's mother
Yoko Imamoto as Sakutaro's mother
Yasuto Kosuda (小須田康人)  as a newspaper bill collector who appears in one of Sakutaro's short stories
Kazuyuki Asano (浅野和之) as the owner of a toy store where Sakutaro buys the toy alien that inspires him to write his daily stories 
Sumie Sasaki (佐々木すみ江) as the Makimura's landlady 
Sakae Yamaura as a young Sakutaro
Masaya Takahashi as a kindly hospital janitor who watches out for Sakutaro
The film was released nationwide on January 15, 2011, earning ¥159.7 million and ranking first in its opening weekend. On January 20, 2011, it was shown in a special screening attended by the Empress.