Yoko Maki, Mao Inoue, Nanami Sakuraba and Yo Oizumi are all cast in movie “Yakiniku Dragon.” The film is based on stage play “Yakiniku Doragon” written and directed by Wishing Chong and he also directs the movie version. The film centers around three daughters played by Yoko Maki, Mao Inoue and Nanami Sakuraba. Their father emigrated from South Korea and started the restaurant “Yakiniku Doragon” in Japan. Story is also set in the 1970’s and set around the Kansai region.
“Yakiniku Dragon” will be released sometime this summer in Ja;an.
Teaser trailer for upcoming movie “Call Boy” starring Tori Matsuzaka. Movie is based on 2001 novel “Shonen” by Ira Ishida and directed by Daisuke Miura. Story for “Call Boy” follows a college student played by Tori Matsuzaka as he begins work as a call boy.
Release date for “Call Boy” is now set for April 6, 2018 in Japan.
First teaser trailer added for movie “50 First Kisses” starring Takayuki Yamada and Masami Nagasawa. Movie is a remake of 2004 U.S. film “50 First Dates” with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in the respective lead roles. Movie is directed by Yuichi Fukuda (“HK: Forbidden Super Hero“) and filming took place in Hawaii.
“50 First Kisses” will be released June 1, 2018 in Japan.
Kazuki Soejima is cast in indie film “40 Manbun no 1” (literally “1 in 400,000”). Movie is written and directed by Hirotaka Inoue. In the film, Kazuki Soejima plays college student Toru Nakanishi. He lies to his ex-girlfriend (Haruka Tateishi) and tells her he is trying to get hired at a top advertising agency. In truth, he hasn’t even started looking for a job. He then receives training to find a job from Haruhiko Ogino (Teru Sato).
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Teaser poster for upcoming movie “Baachan Road” starring Ayane Nagabuchi and Mitsuko Kusabue. Story for “Baachan Road” follows a grandmother (Mitsuko Kusabue) and granddaughter (Ayane Nagabuchi). The grandmother injured her leg, but promises to walk on her granddaughter’s wedding day. Movie is directed by Tetsuo Shinohara.
“Baachan Road” will be released April 14, 2018 in Japan.
Main female cast members have been announced for live-action film “Rainbow Days” (“Nijiiro Days”) starring Reo Sano (‘GENERATIONS’), Taishi Nakagawa, Mahiro Takasugi and Ryusei Yokohama. The new cast members are Ai Yoshikawa, Yuri Tsunematsu, Mayu Hotta and Nozomi Bando (‘E-girls’).
For the live-action film, Ai Yoshikawa will play Anna Kobayakawa. She is a female high school student and Natsuki Hashiba (Reo Sano) gets a crush on her.
Yuri Tsunematsu will play Mari Tsutsui. She is a friend of Anna Kobayakawa and she is also a man-hater. She makes biting remarks.
Mayu Hotta will play Yukiko Asai. She is the girlfriend of Tsuyoshi Naoe (Mahiro Takasugi) and she enjoys cosplay.
Nozomi Bando will play Reiko Chiba. She is a classmate of the four main male characters.
“Rainbow Days” will be released July, 2018 in Japan.
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Ryoma Takeuchi and Minami Hamabe are cast in live-action film “Sensei Kunshu.” The film is based on manga “Sensei Kunshu” by Momoko Koda and directed by Sho Tsukikawa (“Let Me Eat Your Pancreas“). For “Sensei Kunshu,” Minami Hamabe plays high school student Ayuha Samaru. When she has problems paying at a gyudon restaurant, a man played by Ryoma Takeuchi helps her out. The next day, she learns that the same man is her new substitute homeroom teacher. Minami Hamabe believes he must be her fate in love.
Filming for “Sensei Kunshu” will begin January 15, 2018.
Here’s two teaser posters for upcoming movie “Over Drive” starring Masahiro Higashide & Mackenyu Arata. Movie is directed by Eiichiro Hasumi. Story for “Over Drive” follows two brothers involved the world of auto racing.
Release date for “Over Drive” is now set for June 1, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for movie “Saraba Seishun, Saredo Seishun” starring Hiroshi Okawa and Fumika Shimizu. Movie is based on a screenplay by Ryuho Okawa and directed by Hiroshi Akabane. Story for “Saraba Seishun, Saredo Seishun” follows a young man (Hiroshi Akabane) with a promising future, but he has a secret. He is able to speak with God(s) after a spiritual awakening experience. He falls for a woman (Fumika Shimizu) at his workplace.
“Saraba Seishun, Saredo Seishun” opens summer, 2018 in Japan.
Main poster for movie “Sakura Guardian in the North” starring Sayuri Yoshinaga and Masato Sakai. Movie is directed by Yojiro Takita and screenplay by Machiko Nasu. The film follows the relationship of a mother and son over a period of several decades. They finally go on a journey into their past to discover long buried memories.
“Sakura Guardian in the North” opens March 10, 2018.