Aug 18 2017

Shinnosuke Abe is cast in movie “Day and Night”

Shinnosuke Abe is cast in new movie “Day and Night.” The film will be directed by Michihito Fujii and produced by actor Takayuki Yamada. This is the second film produced by Takayuki Yamada. Story for “Day and Night” will revolve around Koji Akashi (Shinnosuke Abe). His father committed suicide after becoming a whistleblower of a large corporation. Koji Akashi then meets Kitamura who works at an orphanage. He decides to take revenge.

“Day and Night” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Aug 16 2017

Ryuhei Matsuda and Yojiro Noda cast in movie “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki”

Ryuhei Matsuda and Yojiro Noda are cast in new movie “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki.” The film is based on the autobiographical novel “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” by Shoji Segawa and directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. Ryuhei Matsuda will play main character Shoji Segawa. His character has aspired to become a professional shogi player, but at the age of 26, he gives up shogi because of age restrictions. After bottoming out, he receives support from his friend (Yojiro Noda) and plays shogi again. The game of shogi is a Japanese chess like game that has been popularized in recent films like “Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow” and “March Comes in Like a Lion.”

“Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Aug 14 2017

Singer-songwriter Nodoka Kirishima and actor Ryo Kitamura cast in live-action film “Tsumasaki no Uchu”

Singer-songwriter Nodoka Kirishima and actor Ryo Kitamura are cast for the lead roles in new live-action film “Tsumasaki no Uchu.” The film is based on manga “Tsumasaki no Uchu” by Manni, which is published through free manga app Comico. Also cast in supporting roles are Mami Kamura and Reina Visa. Premise for the film will follow a young woman who is unable to speak words due to a past incident. She begins working at a karaoke place to break out of her shell.

Movie will  be released sometime next year in Japan.

Aug 11 2017

Takayuki Yamada and Takeru Satoh cast in live-action film “Hard Core”

Takayuki Yamada and Takeru Satoh are cast for lead roles in live-action film “Hard Core.” In addition, YosiYosi Arakawa is cast in a supporting role. The movie is based on manga series “Hado Koa Heisei Jigoku Burazazu” by Takashi Imashiro and directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita. Takayuki Yamada and Takeru Satoh will play brothers in the film. Takayuki Yamada’s character works as a gold miner with his only friend played by YosiYosi Arakawa, while Takeru Satoh’s character works for a trading a company. They discover an old robot.

Filming for “Hard Core” takes place from August to September, 2017 in the suburbs of Tokyo.

Aug 9 2017

Hiroto Kanai, Chizuru Ikewaki & Masanobu Ando cast in movie “Kirakira Megane”

Hiroto Kanai, Chizuru Ikewaki & Masanobu Ando are cast in movie “Kirakira Megane.” The screenplay is based on 2015 novel “Kirakira Megane” by Akio Morisawa and directed by Kazutoshi Inudo. Story for “Kirakira Megane” follows a man (Hiroto Kana) that grieves over his deceased cat and decides to buy a used book. He finds a business card for a woman (Chizuru Ikewaki) inside the book. The man contacts the woman and they meet. Filming for the movie begins at the end of September, 2017 in Chiba Prefecture.

“Kirakira Megane” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Aug 8 2017

Teaser trailer for movie “Vigilante”

Teaser trailer for movie “Vigilante” starring Nao Omori, Kosuke Suzuki and Kenta Kiritani. Movie is written and directed by Yu Irie. Story for the film has three brothers meeting for the first time in 30 years after their father’s death. The oldest brother (Nao Omori) disappeared in high school. The middle brother (Kosuke Suzuki) is married and works as a city council member. The youngest brother (Kenta Kiritani) manages a call girl service.

“Vigilante” opens December 9, 2017 in Japan.