Gou Ayano & Keiko Kitagawa are cast in movie “The Legacy of Dr. Death: Black File.” The film is based on 2017 novel “Doctor Death no Isan” by Shichiri Nakayama (“Goodbye Debussy“) and directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa (“Restaurant From The Sky“). Filming for “The Legacy of Dr. Death: Black File” took place from July, 2019 to August, 2019.
Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: A series of suspicious death cases take place. All the victims were terminal patients. Detective Hayato Inukai (Gou Ayano) and Detective Asuka Takachiho (Keiko Kitagawa) investigate the case. Through their investigation, they learn of a person known as “Dr. Death.” He performs euthanasia by request. Meanwhile, Detective Hayato Inukai’s daughter Sayaka requests the help of Dr. Death. Sayaka suffers from a severe kidney disease.
“The Legacy of Dr. Death: Black File” will be released November, 2020 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for movie “Damashie no Kiba” starring Yo Oizumi, Mayu Matsuoka & Hio Miyazawa. Movie is based on 2016 novel “Damashie no Kiba” by Takeshi Shiota and directed by Daihachi Yoshida.
Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Teruya Hayami (Yo Oizumi) works as the chief editor of a magazine. He is an attractive man who talks wittily. One night, his boss gives him a hint that the magazine will be discontinued. Teruya Hayami struggles to save the magazine.
“Damashie no Kiba” will be released June 19, 2020 in Japan.
Masami Nagasawa, Sadao Abe, and Sho Gunji are cast in movie “Mother.” The film is inspired by a true story of a boy who killed his grandparents and is directed by Tatsushi Omori (“Tada’s Do-It-All House“). In addition, the first teaser trailer for the movie has been added on AsianWiki. The teaser trailer starts off with a teen boy walking in broad daylight with blood splattered over his clothes. Captions in the scene states in Japanese “17-year-old boy / grandparents murder.”
“Mother” will be released sometime during summer, 2020 in Japan.
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Kazuya Kamenashi is cast for the lead role in movie “Stigmatized Property” (literal title). The film is based on nonfiction novel “Jiko Bukken Kaidan: Kowai Madori” by comedian Tanishi Matsubara and directed by Hideo Nakata (“Sadako“). Tanishi Matsubara wrote his novel, after he began living at properties where murders took place. Most of those places offered lower rent and he would start to witness unusual phenomenons there. In the movie version, Kazuya Kamenashi will play main character Yamame Yamano. Filming for the movie will begin late January, 2020 and finish at the end of February, 2020. Shooting will take place in the suburbs of Tokyo.
“Stigmatized Property” will be released August 28, 2020 in Japan.
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Yuko Tanaka & Yu Aoi are cast in movie “I’ll Live By Myself” (literal title). The film is based on 2017 novel “Ora Ora de Hitori Igumo” by Chisako Wakatake and directed by Shuichi Okita (“The Woodsman and the Rain“). The novel is Chiako Wakatake’s first novel and it was published when in 2017 when Chisako Wakatake was 63 years old. For the movie, Yuko Tanaka and Yu Aoi will play main character Momoko, but in different periods of her life.
“I’ll Live By Myself” will be released sometime later this year in Japan.
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Tori Matsuzaka is cast in live-action film “In Those Days.” The film is based on autobiographical manga essay “Ano Koro: Danshi Kashimashi Monogatari ” by Mikito Tsurugi. Mikito Tsurugi is the bassist for electronic band Arakajime and he has acted in films “The Mohican Comes Home” and “Ringing in Their Ears.” The film will be directed by Rikiya Imaizumi (“Little Nights, Little Love“).
“In Those Days” will be released sometime during 2021 in Japan.
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Ren Nagase is cast for the lead role in live-action film “Yowamushi Pedal.” Also cast in major supporting character roles are Kentaro Ito and Kanna Hashimoto. The film is based on manga series “Yowamushi Pedal” by Wataru Watanabe and directed by Koichiro Miki (“Evergreen Love“). For the film Ren Nagase will play otaku Sakamichi Onoda who takes up the sport of bicycle racing. Kentaro Ito will play racing rival Shunsuke Imaizumi and Kanna Hashimoto will play bicycle racing club manager Miki Kanzaki. Filming for the movie will begin February, 2020. To prepare for his role, Ren Nagase began practicing bicycle racing from December, 2019.
“Yowamushi Pedal” will be released August 14, 2020 in Japan.
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Main trailer and poster added for movie “Step” starring Takayuki Yamada and Tamaki Shiratori. Movie is based on 2009 novel “Step” by Kiyoshi Shigematsu (“Your Friends“) and directed by Ken Iizuka (“Enokida Trading Post“). In addition, the movie’s theme song has been revealed, which is “Aru” by Motohiro Hata. The theme song “Aru” plays in the main trailer.
“Step” will be released April 3, 2020 in Japan.
Main trailer and poster added for movie “Yayoi, March: 30 Years That I Loved You” (literal title) starring Haru & Ryo Narita. Movie is written and directed by Kazuhiko Yukawa (“A Loving Husband“). The romance film spans 30 years as it tells the relationship between Yayoi Yuki (Haru) and Taro Yamada (Ryo Narita). Caption on the main poster states in Japanese “For 30 years, I kept liking you from somewhere.” Below are still images from the film.
“Yayoi, March: 30 Years That I Loved You” will be released March 20, 2020 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer added for movie “Theater” starring Kento Yamazaki & Mayu Matsuoka. The film is based on 2017 novel “Gekijo” by Naoki Matayoshi (“Hibana: Spark“) and directed by Isao Yukisada. Teaser trailer starts with captions that states in Japanese “(I) thought achieving your dream would make someone happy.”
“Theater” is now set for release April 17, 2020 in Japan.