In order to escape her oppressive home life and stop working as a ghostwriter, 23-year-old Yuma, a naive comic book artist with cerebral palsy begins to illustrate erotic manga. However, despite Yuma’s talent, Fujimoto, the editor in chief rejects her submission due her lack of sexual experience and tells her to come back once she has sex. After a disastrous encounter at the Love Hotel, Yuma befriends Mai, a worldly sexworker and a caretaker Toshiya, leading her on an unexpected journey of painful, but ultimately liberating truth.
Hikari is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her directorial debut feature “37 Seconds” (2019) premiered at the 69th Berlinale and received Audience Award and CICAE Art Cinema Award and was nominated for the Best First Feature Award. Other credits include “Tsuyako” (2011, Winner of DGA Student Award etc.), "A Better Tomorrow” (2013, Live action-Animated Adventure) and dance short film “Where We Begin” (2015).