Once Upon a Crime cast: Who stars in the Japanese Netflix movie?

Once Upon a CrimeImage Courtesy Netflix
Once Upon a CrimeImage Courtesy Netflix /

Once Upon a Crime is a spin on two fairytales we all know and love, Cinderella and The Little Red Riding Hood. However, in this Netflix original, the story is far from what we expect, as there are elements of mystery and crime.

The film follows the lives of Little Red and Cinderella as they explore a world full of magic and extravagant balls. At one particular ball, however, they find that the handsome prince has been killed, thrusting them into solving a whodunnit mystery where anyone could be the suspect.

Read more on the official longline (via Netflix Media Center):

"The forthcoming Netflix Japan film Once Upon a Crime follows a story of Little Red Riding Hood who takes on the role of a detective to solve the intriguing case of “Cinderella.” This captivating mystery novel has been highly acclaimed and was nominated for the prestigious Japan Booksellers’ Award. The plot is both daring and imaginative, with Red Riding Hood as the intrepid protagonist on a mission to uncover the culprit of a crime set in the enchanting world of a beloved fairy tale."

Along with the logline, what makes this fantasy film great is that it stars an all Japanese cast full of people who you’ll definitely want to know more about after you stream every second.

All in all, this 2023 release is one you absolutely don’t want to miss out on. But before you do tune in to every second of the film, allow us to tell you all about who stars in the cast!

Once Upon a Crime cast

Playing the role of our lovely Little Red is Kanna Hashimoto. You may know Hashimoto from titles like The Forbidden Play (2023), Black Night Parade (2022)and Nemesis (2021).

Starring alongside Hashimoto is Yûko Araki. Araki is playing the role of Cinderella in this Netflix film. But before this role, she starred in See Hear Love (2023), Sirens No Zange (2020), and Code Blue: The Movie (2018).

In addition, Araki and Hashimoto, the cast of Once Upon a Crime includes:

  • Takanori Iwata
  • Yumi Wakatsuki
  • Tsuyoshi Muro
  • Tomoharu Hasegawa
  • Mizuki Yamamoto
  • Miki Maya
  • Natsuna
  • Mirei Kiritani
  • Masaki Kaji
  • Atsuhiro Inukai
  • Midoriko Kimura
  • Jirô Satô

See all these amazing actors and actresses in the official trailer for the Netflix release below!

This 2023 release is brought to you by none other than director Yûichi Fukuda. Fukuda has worked on titles such as Saint Young Men (2018), Psychic Kusuo (2017), and Yusha Yoshihiko (2016). He is joined by Aito Aoyagi, who serves the writer for the title.

Now that you know a little more about the title, be sure to head to Netflix on Thursday, Sept. 14, to stream every second. See you there!

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