|A Terminal Trust|
|Directed by||Masayuki Suo|
|Produced by||Chihiro Kameyama|
|Written by||Masayuki Suo|
|Based on||Tsui no Shintaku|
by Tatsuki Saku
|Starring|| Tamiyo Kusakari |
|Music by||Yoshikazu Suo|
|Edited by||Junichi Kikuchi|
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