May 25 2017

Nana Eikura & Ken Yasuda cast in movie “When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead”

Nana Eikura & Ken Yasuda cast in movie “When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead” (literal title). Movie will be directed by Toshio Lee and is based on a post made to Yahoo! Answers about a wife’s eccentric behavior. In the upcoming film (romaji title “Ie ni Kaeru to Tsuma ga Kanarazu Shinda Furi wo Shite Imasu”), Ken Yasuda will play salaryman husband Jun and Nana Eikura will play housewife Chie. One day, when Jun comes home, Chie lies on the floor with blood coming out of her mouth. It turns out the blood is actually ketchup and she is just pretending to be dead, but she continues the bizarre behavior daily.

“When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead” will be released spring, 2018 in Japan.

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May 24 2017

Junichi Okada cast in period film “Chiri Tsubaki”

Junichi Okada (‘V6’) is cast in period film “Chiri Tsubaki” directed by Daisaku Kimura. Also cast in supporting roles are Hidetoshi Nishijima, Haru Kurokii, Sosuke Ikematsu, Naoto Ogata, Hirofumi Arai, Yuya Yagira, Kumiko Aso, Renji Ishibashi, Sumiko Fuji & Eiji Okuda. Movie is cinematographer Daisaku Kimura’s third film as a director and his first set in a historical period. The film is based on 2012 novel “Chiri Tsubaki” by Rin Hamuro. Filming for “Chiri Tsubaki” begins May 15, 2017 and finishes at the end of July, 2017 in Japan.

May 19 2017

Yuki Uchida and Seiichi Tanabe cast in live-action film “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K”

Yuki Uchida and Seiichi Tanabe are cast in supporting roles for upcoming live-action film “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K” starring Kento Yamazaki and Kanna Hashimoto. For the movie, Yuki Uchida will play Kurumi Saiki. Her character is the mother of Kusuo Saiki (Kento Yamazaki). Seiichi Tanabe will play Kusuo Saiki’s father Kuniharu Saiki. Meanwhile, Kusuo Saiki is a teenager, born with psychic powers.

“The Disastrous Life of Saiki K” opens October 21, 2017 in Japan.

 

May 17 2017

Dean Fujioka cast in movie “The Flying Tire”

Dean Fujioka is cast in upcoming movie “The Flying Tire” (literal title) starring Tomoya Nagase (‘TOKIO’). Movie is based on 2006 novel “Soratobu Taiya” by Jun Ikeido, which was previously adapted into 2009 WOWOW drama series “The Flying Tire.” In the movie, Dean Fujioka will play Yuta Sawada. He works as the chief of customer strategy section at car manufacturer Hopu. He is against Tokuro Akamatsu (Tomoya Nagase).

“The Flying Tire” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

May 17 2017

Teaser poster for live-action film “Love and Lies”

Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming live-action film “Love and Lies” starring Aoi Morikawa, Takumi Kitamura & Kanta Sato. Caption for the teaser poster states “The government selects an ideal partner. The world of date bans. One day, we are informed to love.” Premise for the film has the government on a mission to increase the birthrate of its country. They analyze gene information to select marriage partners for its citizens. Movie is based on manga series”Koi to Uso” by Musawo.

“Love and Lies” opens sometime this autumn in Japan.

May 15 2017

Mari Natsuki & Lee Jong-Hyun cast in movie “Ikiru Machi”

Mari Natsuki & Lee Jong-Hyun (‘CNBLUE’) are cast in new movie “Ikiru Machi.” The film is directed by actor/director Hideo Sakaki. Story for the film takes place in the seaside town of Ishinomaki, Japan. The town of Ishinokamki was devastated by the 2011 tsunami and main character Chieko Sato (Mari Natsuki) lived through the crisis. Her fisherman husband disappeared during that time and her two children have been severely affected by the natural disaster. South Korean Do-Hyun (Lee Jong-Hyun) once lived in the area and returns to tell Chieko Sato something she did not know about her husband.

“Ikiru Machi” will be released spring, 2018 in Japan. Read more »