It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up – [BR-RIP]

  • Movie: It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up (literal title)
  • Romaji: Koko wa Taikutsu Mukae ni Kite
  • Japanese: ここは退屈迎えに来て
  • Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
  • Writer: Mariko Yamauchi (novel), Tomonari Sakurai
  • Producer: Yasushi Udagawa, Yusuke Taguchi, Tsuyoshi Sugiyama
  • Cinematographer: Tomoyuki Mizuguchi
  • Release Date: October 19, 2018
  • Runtime: 97 min.
  • Distributor: Kadokawa Pictures
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

I (Ai Hashimoto) got a job in Tokyo, but after 10 years she went back to her hometown. Now, I is 27-years-old and lives with her parents. Even though she works as a freelance writer, her parents treats her as a freeter. She meets her friends from her high school days. Using her courage, she contacts Shiina-kun (Ryo Narita) who was the top player on their high school soccer team. She admired since high school.

Meanwhile, Me (Mugi Kadowaki) admires life in Tokyo and is afraid of life in Tokyo. She still lives in her hometown. She can’t forget her ex-boyfriend Shiina-kun. After she broke up with Shiina-kun, she hangs out with a man who she does not like. She is obsessed with memories of her happy moments with Shiina-kun.

In order to relieve their boredom, I and I want Shiina-kun.


  1. Based on novel “Koko wa Taikutsu Mukae ni Kite” by Mariko Yamauchi (published 2012 by Gentosha). “Koko wa Taikutsu Mukae ni Kite” is Mariko Yamauchi‘s first published novel.
  2. Filming took place from late June, 2017 and finished early July, 2017.
  3. Theme song for the movie is “Water Lily Flower” by Japanese rock band Fujifabric.


Its Boring Here Pick Me Up-Ai Hashimoto.jpgIts Boring Here Pick Me Up-Mugi Kadowaki.jpgIts Boring Here Pick Me Up-Ryo Narita.jpg
Ai HashimotoMugi KadowakiRyo Narita
Its Boring Here Pick Me Up-Daichi Watanabe.jpgIts Boring Here Pick Me Up-Jun Murakami.jpgIts Boring Here Pick Me Up-Yurina Yanagi.jpgIts Boring Here Pick Me Up-Yukino Kishii.jpgIts Boring Here Pick Me Up-Rio Uchida.jpg
Daichi WatanabeJun MurakamiYurina YanagiYukino KishiiRio Uchida
Shinpo-kunSuga-sanSatsukiMinami YamashitaAkane Morishige
Its Boring Here Pick Me Up-Yuki Katayama.jpgIts Boring Here Pick Me Up-Makita Sports.jpgIts Boring Here Pick Me Up-Kumi Takiuchi.jpgIts Boring Here Pick Me Up-Yuki Kameda.jpgKinuko Kisaki
Yuki KatayamaMakita SportsKumi TakiuchiYuki KamedaKinuko Kisaki
NacchanKoji MinagawaTeacher ManamiEndoAsako Shiina