Sep 22 2017

Tsurugi Watanabe cast in live-action film “Hana wa Saku ka”

Tsurugi Watanabe is cast in new live-action film “Hana wa Saku ka.” The live-action film is based on manga “Hana wa Saku ka” by Shoko Hidaka.  Story for the film follows the romance between a 37-year-old male advertising exec and and a 19-year-old male art student.

Appropriately enough, with the literal title of film “Does the Flower Bloom?,” movie “Hana wa Saku ka” will be released sometime during spring, 2018 in Japan.

Sep 21 2017

Trailer for movie “Demekin”

Trailer added for upcoming movie “Demekin” starring Kentaro and Yuki Yamada. Movie is based on an autobiographical novel “Demekin” by Masaki Sata. Story follows two young men who fight their way through high school and eventually starts a motorcycle gang.

“Demekin” opens December 2, 2017 in Japan.

Sep 21 2017

Rie Kitahara cast in movie “Sani / 32” (from staff of “The Devil’s Path”)

Rie Kitahara (‘NGT48’), Pierre Taki, Mugi Kadowaki and Lily Franky are cast in movie “Sani / 32.” The movie reunites director Kazuya Shiraishi, screenwriter Izumi Takahashi and actor Pierre Taki who all worked together in 2013 film “The Devil’s Path.” Also cast in the film are Taro Suruga, Takuma Otoo, Ginnojo Yamazaki, Shinsuke Kato, Kae Okumura, Amon Kabe, Honami Kurashita and Jun Aonami. Story for the film revolves around 24-year-old middle school teacher Akari Fujii (Rie Kitahara). She is kidnapped by two men (played by Pierre Taki and Lily Franky) who admire an internet girl and call themselves “The Most Lovely Murderers in Criminal History.”

Filming for the movie took place February, 2017 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan and the movie will be released February, 2018 in Japan.

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Sep 19 2017

Movie version of “Code Blue” to be released in 2018

A movie version of “Code Blue,” based on the popular Fuji TV drama series “Code Blue,” is set for production and will be released sometime in 2018. No other information has yet been revealed about the movie adaptation. Fuji TV drama series “Code Bue” has seen three seasons so far, with “Code Blue Season 3” having aired its final episode on September 18th.  Premise for the drama series follows a medical team who take part in Japan’s “doctor helicopter” system.

Sep 19 2017

Teaser trailer for live-action film “The Scythian Lamb”

Teaser trailer for upcoming live-action film “The Scythian Lamb” starring Ryo Nishikido, Fumino Kimura and Ryuhei Matsuda. Movie is based on manga “Hitsuji no Ki” by Tatsuhiko Yamagami and directed by Daihachi Yoshida (“The Kirishima Thing“).

“The Scythian Lamb” is scheduled for release February, 2018 in Japan, but the movie will make its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival (October 12-21, 2017).

Sep 19 2017

Shunsuke Daito & Takara Sakumoto cast in movie “You tachi Happy Eigaban Himawari”

Shunsuke Daito and Takara Sakumoto are cast in movie “You tachi Happy Eigaban Himawari.” Movie is based on an original screenplay by Tatsuya Kanazawa and directed by Toru Sugimoto. Also cast in supporting roles are Tokuma Nishioka and Narumi Kuranoo (‘AKB48‘). Roles for the two female leads will be determined through auditions that will be held in Nasukarasuyama, Japan where the movie is set in. Story for the film follows two female high school students who volunteer at a local FM radio station. They set out to help out the local festival “Yamaage Matsuri” as its experiencing difficulties. Shunsuke Daito and Takara Sakumoto will play two men who arrive in Nasukarasuyama to work at the radio station.

“You tachi Happy Eigaban Himawari” will be released sometime during summer, 2018 in Japan.

Sep 15 2017

Trailer for live-action film “Chotto Mate Yakyubu!”

Trailer for upcoming live-action film “Chotto Mate Yakyubu!” starring Kenta Suga, Yuta Koseki and Ryosuke Yamamoto. Move is based on manga series “Chotto Mate Yakyubu! ~Kenritsu Jingen Koukou Yakyuubu no Nichijou” by Takana Yukue and directed by Tadaaki Horai. Also, here’s new still images from the movie of Shuto Miyazaki, Atsushi Arai, Akihisa Shiono and Takayuki Yanagi.

“Chotto Mate Yakyubu!” will be released January 28, 2018 in Japan.

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Sep 14 2017

Trailer for based-on-a-true-story film “The 8-Year Engagement”

Trailer added for based-on-a-true-story film “The 8-Year Engagement” starring Takeru Satoh and Tao Tsuchiya. Movie is based on autobiographical novel “8 Nen Goshi no Hanayome Kimi no Me ga Sametanara” by Hisashi Nakahara and Mai Nakahara. Story for the film follows a couple who are set to marry in 3 months. The woman falls into a coma and when she wakes up years later, she does not remember her fiance.

“The 8-Year Engagement” opens December 16, 2017 in Japan.

Sep 13 2017

Atsuko Maeda, Toko Miura and Machiko Ono cast in movie “Suteki na Dynamite Scandal”

Atsuko Maeda, Toko Miura and Machiko Ono are cast in movie “Suteki na Dynamite Scandal” starring Tasuku Emoto. Movie is based on autobiographical novel “Suteki na Dainamaito Sukyandaru” by Akira Suei and directed by Masanori Tominaga. Story for the film follows the rise of Suei who eventually becomes the chief editor of a famous erotic magazine in the 1980’s. Atsuko Maeda will play the wife of Suei, while Toko Miura will play a lover of Suei. Lastly, Machiko One will play the mother of Suei.

“Suteki na Dynamite Scandal” will be released March, 2018 in Japan.