Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Dorobou Yakusha” starring Ryuhei Maruyama (‘Kanjani Eight’). Movie is written and directed by Masafumi Nishida. Story for “Dorobou Yakusha” follows a reformed thief played by Ryuhei Maruyama. An old colleague blackmails him to break into a mansion. While committing the crime, he is caught, but mistaken for someone else.
“Dorobou Yakusha” opens November, 2017 in Japan.
Trailer for live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul” starring Masataka Kubota. Movie is based on popular manga “Tokyo Ghoul” by Sui Ishida and directed by Kentaro Hagiwara. For those that haven’t read the manga yet, “Ghouls” are man-eating monsters that hide within ordinary humans. Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) through an organ transplant becomes a half ghoul.
“Tokyo Ghoul” opens July 29, 2017 in Japan.
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Trailer added for upcoming movie “Tori Girl!” starring Tao Tsuchiya. Movie is based on 2012 novel “Tori Garu!” by Kou Nakamura and directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa. Story for “Tori Girl!” takes place at a science university. There, first year student Yukina Toriyama (Tao Tsuchiya) decides to join the human powered flight club because of a boy (Shotaro Mamiya) she likes.
“Tori Girl!” opens September 1, 2017 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer added for movie “Koinowa: Konkatsu Cruising” starring Morio Kazama and Nana Katase. Story for “Koinowa: Konkatsu Cruising” follows a former executive (Morio Kazama) seeking a wife to start a new second life with. He meets a 35-year-old editor (Nana Katase). They argue, but meet again on a cruise ship for those in search of a marriage partner.
“Koinowa: Konkatsu Cruising” opens November 18, 2017 in Japan.
Mahiro Takasugi is cast in new movie “The Longest Picture In The World” (literal title). The movie is based on novel “Sekai de Ichiban Nagi Shashin” by Tetsuya Honda and directed by Shogo Kusano. In addition, Rina Takeda is cast in a supporting role for the film. Story for “The Longest Picture In The World” follows a young man Hironobu (Mahiro Takasugi) who lives a boring and aimless life. He then comes across a camera that is able to take the longest panoramic shots. His life changes afterwards. Rina Takeda will the cousin of Hironobu.
Filming for “The Longest Picture In The World” will take place this summer and the movie will be released next summer in Japan.
Hiroshi Abe & Nanako Matsushima are cast in movie “When The Curtain of Prayer Descend” (literal title). The movie is based on novel “Inori no Maku ga Oriru Toki” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Katsuo Fukuzawa. Also cast in the movie are Junpei Mizobata, Rena Tanaka and Tsutomu Yamazaki. Movie follows 2012 film “The Wings of the Kirin” which is based on another novel in Keigo Higashino’s “Kyoichiro Kaga” mystery series.
Filming for “When The Curtain of Prayer Descend” began June 9, 2017 and finishes July 25, 2017.
Trailer and teaser #2 added for upcoming live-action film “Ajin: Demi-Human” starring Takeru Satoh. Movie is based on manga series “Ajin” by Gamon Sakurai and directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro. The trailer features theme song “Black Memory” by alt-rock band “The Oral Cigarettes.” 20 seconds into the trailer, the narration states “That day, I knew the fact that i am Ajin. Ajin repeats life.”
“Ajin: Demi-Human” opens September 30, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for movie “Hibana: Spark” starring Masaki Suda and Kenta Kiritani. Movie is based on 2015 novel “Hibana” by Naoki Matayoshi and follows 2016 Netflix-NHK drama series version “Hibana: Spark.” Movie is directed by Itsuji Itao. Story for the film follows two comedians as they struggle to achieve success.
“Hibana: Spark” opens November 23, 2017 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming movie “Before We Vanish” starring Masami Nagasawa and Ryuhei Matsuda. Movie is directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa and had its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Story for the film deals with a husband who is possessed by an extraterrestrial being and his estranged wife.
“Before We Vanish” opens September 9, 2017 in Japan.
Takahiro Miura, Shingo Tsurumi and Sei Shiraishi are cast in new movie “Shiori” (literally “Bookmark”). The original screenplay is based on director’s Yusuke Sakakibara own experience when he worked as a physical therapist. In the film, Takahiro Miura plays physical therapist Masaya Takano. His father (Shingo Tsurumi) soon becomes a patient at the hospital where he works and his condition worsens. Masaya Takano’s other patients also experience difficulties which makes Masaya Takano feel helpless. A new patient, injured from a rugby match, though changes his outlook on his work.
Filming for “Shiori” took place in Oita Prefecture and has already completed. “Shiori” will be released in autumn, 2018 in Japan.
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