The story concerns a boy called Shuji, growing up in a rural area of Japan where the community is divided into "Shore" and "Offshore" - the latter so-named because it is built on reclaimed land. He meets a few main characters, besides his family, that shape his development - gangster Oni-ken and his hostess girlfriend, an ominous-looking Catholic priest and his congregation-of-one, the troubled and rebellious teenage girl Eri - who also becomes Shuji's classmate and the object of his adolescent affections. Life in the Shore/Offshore community is not a bundle of joy - the impression is of a community and lifestyle in decay, with the only hope of rejuvenation being a gangster-funded hotel development project that doesn't exactly inspire the locals either. It's an environment that does not fill its young inhabitants with much hope or inspiration.
Yuya Tegoshi, Hanae Kan, Miki Nakatani, Etsushi Toyokawa, Ryō Kase, Ren Osugi, Susumu Terajima, Shun Sugata, Hitomi Takahashi, Tasuku Emoto, Kazuma Suzuki, Shin Yazawa, Sei Hiraizumi, Shifumi Yamaguichi