Hinokio film poster
Directed by Takahiko Akiyama
Produced by Shuuji Uchiyama
Hidekazu Uehara
Takuji Ushiyama
Written by Takahiko Akiyama
Masumi Suetani
Shoji Yonemura
Starring Masatoshi Nakamura
Kanata Hongo
Mikako Tabe
Distributed by Shochiku/Movie Eye
Release dates
  • 9 July 2005 (2005-07-09)
Running time
111 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Hinokio is a 2005 Japanese science fiction film directed by Takahiko Akiyama and starring Masatoshi Nakamura, Kanata Hongo and Mikako Tabe. Its tagline is "Inter Galactic Love".


A recent accident has left Satoru Iwamoto, an elementary school student, temporarily wheelchair-ridden. In addition, the recent loss of his mother has thrown Satoru into a reclusive state, locking himself from the outside world. However, in an effort to help Satoru recover from his injuries, his father, Kaoru, has designed a remote-controlled robot that will go to school in his place and allow him to interact with people and do normal things.

The robot, "piloted" by Satoru from a large control terminal in his room, is nicknamed 'Hinokio' by his classmates. Hinokio is mostly admired by his fellow students, and they together start a generally normal year of school. But the story soon dwells more on Satoru, himself, as he rediscovers love and friendship through classmate Jun Kudo and also his own father.


Theme song

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