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Set during the Edo Period, a young man from a noble family meets a young woman under a special tree called "Raiou" (the tree was struck by lightning at one time with the broken part eventually sprouting out cherry blossoms). The young woman lived freely in the mountains after she was abducted as a young child. The couple soon fall in love under the Raiou tree, but become acutely aware of their different social positions & the ramifications it has on their relationship.

  1. Ryuichi Hiroki


  2. Mari Ueza


  3. Masato Kato


  4. Sachiko Tanaka


Top Billed Cast

  1. Yū Aoi

    Yū Aoi

    Rai / Yu

  2. Masaki Okada

    Masaki Okada


  3. Keisuke Koide

    Keisuke Koide

    Sukejiro Seta

  4. Akira Emoto

    Akira Emoto

    Kakunoshi Enokido

  5. Saburo Tokito

    Saburo Tokito


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The Lightning Tree
The Lightning Tree


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Original Title 雷桜

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 22, 2010


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 13m

Budget -

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