Teaser poster and supporting cast members added for movie “Wish” starring Shinichi Tsutsumi and Yuriko Ishida. The film is based on 2016 novel “Nozomi” by Shusuke Shizukui (“Killing For The Prosecution“) and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi (“SPEC: Heaven“). Newly announced supporting cast members for the film are Kenshi Okada, Kaya Kiyohara, Masaya Kato, Shota Matsuda, Yoshie Ichige and Raita Ryu. Caption on the teaser poster asks “Is our beloved son a murderer or a victim?”
Out of the new supporting cast members, Kenshi Okada will play the son Tadashi Ishikawa and Kaya Kiyohara will play his sister Miyabi Ishikawa. Masaya Kato will play Detective Teranuma and Shota Matsuda will play Reporter Naito. Yoshio Ichige will play Fumiko, who is the grandmother. Lastly, Raita Ryu will play Takayama, who is the CEO of a construction company.
“Wish” will be released sometime this October in Japan.
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Trailer and poster added for comedy-zombie film “Hachioji Zombies” starring Kenjiro Yamashita, Yuki Kubota, Rei Fujita, and Haruki Kiyama. Movie is written and directed by Osamu Suzuki (“Love x Doc“). The film’s release date is now set for July 17, 2020 in Japan. The film originally was scheduled for release June 5, 2020, but the Covid-19 outbreak caused the release date to be delayed.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Takashi Habuki (Kenjiro Yamashita) aspired to become a dancer, but he kept failing auditions. He gave up on that dream. To think carefully about his life, Takashi Habuki decides to visit Kibo Temple, which is located deep in the mountain. A rule exists, that when nightfall comes, people should not visit the abandoned temple in the back of the Kibo Temple. Rumors exits about the abandoned temple.
One night, Takashi Habuki, who is unable to let go of his dream of becoming a dancer, goes to the abandoned temple and begins to dance. 8 handsome zombies appears in front of him.
Tao Tsuchiya is cast for the lead role in movie “Aishu Cinderella.” The film is also scripted and directed by Ryohei Watanabe (“The Antique“). Tao Tsuchiya will play main character Koharu Fukuura in the film. She goes through an extremely turbulent period before she marries someone who is like a prince to her, but she finds trouble again.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Koharu Fukuura (Tao Tsuchiya) works at city hall. She has ordinary days, where she isn’t particularly happy or miserable. Overnight, her life completely changes. Her grandfather collapses, her father is arrested for driving while intoxicated, and her house burns down. She also witnesses her boyfriend having an affair with her colleague. She loses everything that night. Koharu Fukuura is now full of despair. At that time, she meets Doctor Daigo. He raises his 8-year-old daughter Hikari alone and he proposes to Koharu. He is like a prince to her. She accepts his proposal and they enjoy happy days together, but, one day, she commits a vicious crime.
“Aishu Cinderella” will be released Spring, 2021 in Japan.
Teaser poster and two teaser trailers added for movie “A Beloved Wife” starring Gaku Hamada, Asami Mizukawa, and Chise Niitsu. The film is based on novel “Chibusa ni Ka“ by screenwriter Shin Adachi (“100 Yen Love“) and also directed by Shin Adachi.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Gota (Gaku Hamada) is an unpopular scriptwriter. He has been married to Chika (Asami Mizukawa) for 10 years and they have a daughter Aki (Chise Niitsu). Their marriage life is not very good. Gota tries to make his relationship with Chika better, but Chika looks down on him for not being able to earn money. One day, Gota has a chance to travel to Kagawa Prefecture to write a screenplay. He persuades Chika and Aki to go with him to Kagawa Prefecture, but he faces an unexpected case.
“A Beloved Wife” will be released September 11, 2020 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and visual added for movie “I Don’t Have Any Money Left in My Retirement Account” (literal title) starring Yuki Amami. The film is based on 2015 novel “Rogo no Shikin ga Arimasen” by Miu Kakiya and directed by Tetsu Maeda (“I Don’t Have Any Money Left in My Retirement Account“). 18 new supporting cast members have been announced for the film and are listed on AsianWiki.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Atsuko (Yuki Amami) is an ordinary housewife. She is married to Akira and they have a daughter and son. Atsuko saves money for their retirement from her husband’s salary and her earnings from part-time work. She is thrifty when it comes to money. Atsuko believes her life will be peaceful after retirement, but things change. She has to spend money on her daughter Mayumi’s wedding and her father-in-law’s funeral. Their retirement savings is reduced significantly. Making things even worse, Atsuko and her husband lose their jobs.
“I Don’t Have Any Money Left in My Retirement Account” opens September 18, 2020 in Japan.
Teaser poster added for movie “Mio-Tsukushi Ryouri-Chou” starring Honoka Matsumoto and Nao. The film is based on novel series “Mi wo Tsukushi Ryoricho” by Kaoru Takada and directed by Haruki Kadokawa. The movie’s theme song has also been announced, which is “Chirite Nao” performed by Aoi Teshima. Movie’s teaser trailer can be viewed at AsianWiki.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: When Mio (Honoka Matsumoto) was young, she lost her parents in a great flood and also became separated from her best friend Noe (Nao). Afterwards, Mio found her talent in cooking and eventually became a cook. Meanwhile, Noe has become an oiran (high-ranking courtesan).
“Mio-Tsukushi Ryouri-Chou” will be released October 16, 2020 in Japan.
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More castings announced for upcoming film “The Brightest Roof in the Universe” starring Kaya Kiyohara and Kaori Momoi. Cast in supporting roles for the film are Kentaro Ito, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Maki Sakai, Takashi Yamanaka, Kotaro Daigo, and Miki Mizuno. The film is based on 2003 novel Uchu de Ichiban Akarui Yane” by Tomoso Nonaka and directed by Michihito Fujii (“The Journalist“). For the film, Kentaro Ito will play university student Toru Asakura. Main character Tsubame played by Kaya Kiyohara has a crush on him. Hidetaka Yoshioka will play Toshio Oishi. He is the father of main character Tsubame. Maki Saki will play Asako Oishi. She is the stepmother of Tsubame and wife of Toshio Oishi.
Takashi Yamanaka will play Takehiko Ushiyama. He is the teacher for Tsubame’s calligraphy class. Kotaro Daigo will play Makoto Sasagawa. He is the ex-boyfriend of Tsubame. Lastly, Miki Mizuno will play Hibari Yamagami. She is the birth mother of Tsubame.
“The Brightest Roof in the Universe” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.
Yuki Furukawa and Ryo Ryusei are cast in live-action film “Restart After Come Back Home.” The film is based on based on managa “Restart wa Tadaima no Atode” by Cocomi. The genre of the manga is BL, which depicts male homosexual romance stories written by women for women. Filming for the movie finished January, 2020 and took place in Chikuma and Ueda, Nagano Prefecture.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Mitsuomi Kozuka (Yuki Furukawa) quits his job due to his boss. He decides to return to his hometown for the first time in 10 years. The town is located in the countryside. There, Mitsuomi Kozuka meets Yamato Kumai (Ryo Ryusei). Yamato Kumai is the stepson of old man Kumai. The old man runs a farm near the home of Mitsuomi Kozuka’s parents.
Mitsuomi Kozuka and Yamato Kumai soon become good friends, but, one night, Mitsuomi Kozuka kisses Yamato Kumai while he is sleeping.
“Restart After Come Back Home” will be released Autumn, 2020.
Main trailer and posted added for movie “Mother” starring Masami Nagasawa, Daiken Okudaira, and Sadao Abe. Dailen Okudaira makes his acting debut in the film as the 17-year-old son of Akiko (Masami Nagasawa). He landed the role after going through auditions and he is actually 16 years of age. More supporting actors have also been announced for the film and they are Kaho, Sarutoki Minagawa, Taiga Nakano, Kaho Tsuchimura, Zenki Aramaki, Shima Ohnishi and Hana Kino. The film is based on the true story of a young teen who killed his grandparents and Tatsushi Omori directs the film.
“Mother” will be released sometime in the second half of this year in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Blue, Painful, and Brittle” (literal title) starring Ryo Yoshizawa and Hana Sugisaki. The film is based on 2018 novel “Aokute Itakute Moroi” by Yoru Sumino (“Let Me Eat Your Pancreas“) and directed by Shunsuke Kariyama (“Humanoid Monster, Bem“). Caption on the poster states in Japanese “She died …I do not forget.” The movie’s theme song has also been revealed, which is “Yumemigusa” by rock band Blue Encount.
In addition, newly announced supporting cast members are: Amane Okayama, Honoka Matsumoto, Hiroya Shimizu, Nana Mori, Mizuki Kayashima, Ken Mitsuishi, and Tasuku Emoto.
“Blue, Painful, and Brittle” will be released August 28, 2020 in Japan.