Sep 24 2018

Tori Matsuzaka cast in movie “Inemuri Iwane”

Tori Matsuzaka is cast in new movie “Inemuri Iwane.” The film is based on novel series “Inemuri Iwane Edo Zoshi” by Yasuhide Saeki. 2007 NHK drama series “Crossing of Heat Haze” (“Kagero no Tsuji”) is also based on the same novel series. In the NHK drama series version, Koji Yamamoto played main character Iwane Sakazaki. For movie “Inemuri Iwane,” Tori Matsuzaka will play main character Iwane Sakazaki. He is ordered to kill a childhood friend of his due to his friend killing another person. Katsuhide Motoki (“Samurai Hustle“) will direct the movie version.

Filming for “Inemuri Iwane” took place from March to April, 2018 in Kitsuki, Oita Prefecture and around the suburbs of Kyoto. “Inemuri Iwane” will be released May 17, 2019 in Japan.

Sep 22 2018

Masataka Kubota, Shota Matsuda and Maika Yamamoto cast in live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul 2”

Masataka Kubota, Shota Matsuda and Maika Yamamoto are cast in live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul 2.” The film is a sequel to 2017 film “Tokyo Ghoul” and is also based on manga series “Tokyo Ghoul” by Sui Ishida.

For “Tokyo Ghoul 2,” Masataka Kubota will reprise his role of Ken Kaneki who is half-ghoul and half-human. He hides out at cafe Anteiku. Meanwhile, Maika Yamamoto will play the role of Toka Kirishima. She takes over that role vacated by Fumika Shimizu who played Toka Kirishima in the 2017 film. Lastly, Shota Matsuda will play new character Shu Tsukiyama. He is known as the “Gourmet” and is a very powerful ghoul. Shu Tsukiyama did not appear in the 2017 film version.

Filming for “Tokyo Ghoul 2” will begin October, 2018 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan. A teaser trailer for “Tokyo Ghoul 2” can be viewed at AsianWiki.

Sep 21 2018

Main trailer and poster for movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps”

Main trailer and poster for movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” starring Ryoko Shinohara and Hidetoshi Nishijima. Move is based on 2015 novel “Ningyo no Nemuru Ie” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. The film follows a husband and wife who learn their daughter is brain dead after drowning in a pool.

“The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” will be released November 16, 2018 in Japan.

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Sep 20 2018

Main trailer and poster for movie “Under One Umbrella”

Main trailer and poster added for movie “Under One Umbrella” (“Ai Ai Gasa”) starring Kana KurashinaHayato Ichihara and Danshun Tatekawa. Movie is scripted and directed by Takayuki Takuma. The screenplay was first performed as a stage play which was also written and directed by Takayuki Takuma. The film follows a young woman who finds her father living in a small village after he went missing 25 years ago.

Release date for “Under One Umbrella” is now set for October 26, 2018 in Japan.

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Sep 19 2018

Teaser trailer and poster for movie “Fortuna’s Eye”

Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Fortuna’s Eye” starring Ryunosuke Kamiki and Kasumi Arimura. Movie is based on 2014 novel “Forutuna no Hitomi” by Naoki Hyakuta and directed by Takahiro Miki. In addition, main supporting cast members have been announced for the film. Now cast for the film are Jun Shison, Daigo, Airi Matsui, Yukiya Kitamura, Yuki Saito and Saburo Tokito.

“Fortuna’s Eye” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Sep 18 2018

Mitsuki Takahata and Kento Yamazaki cast in live-action film “Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku”

Mitsuki Takahata and Kento Yamazaki are cast in live-action film “Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku.” The film is based on webcomic “Wotaku ni Koi ha Muzukashii” by Fujita and will be directed by Yuichi Fukuda (“Gintama“). For the film, Mitsuki Takahata will play Narumi Momose and Kento Yamazaki will play Hirotaka Nifuji. They are both otaku (the girl a fan of boys’ love manga and the boy a fan of gaming) and they decide to date.

Filming for “Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku” will take place from October to November, 2018. The film will be released via Toho sometime next year in Japan.

 

Sep 17 2018

Supporting cast announced for movie “What Is Love”

5 supporting cast members have been announced for upcoming movie “What Is Love” (literal title) starring Yukino Kishii and Ryo Narita. The newly announced supporting cast members are Mai Fukagawa (former member of ‘Nogizaka46’), Ryuya Wakaba, Reiko Kataoka, Mariko Tsutsui and Noriko Eguchi. The film is based on 2003 novel “Ai ga Nanda” by Mitsuyo Kakuta and directed by Rikiya Imaizumi.

For the supporting characters, Mai Fukagawa will play Yoko. She is friends with lead female character Teruko (Yukino Kishii). Ryuya Wakaba will play Nakamura. He understands Teruko well and likes Yoko. Reiko Kataoka will play the boss of Teruko. Mariko Tsutsui will play Yoko’s mother and Noriko Eguchi will play Sumire.

“What Is Love” is now targeted for release sometime during spring, 2019 in Japan.