Main trailer added for movie “Farewell Song” starring Nana Komatsu, Mugi Kadowaki and Ryo Narita. Movie is written and directed by Akihiko Shiota (“Dororo“). The film follows a female musical duo as they embark on their last tour. A love triangle develops between them and their roadie.
“Farewell Song” will be released May 31, 2019 in Japan.
Teaser trailer & 2 teaser posters added for movie “Samurai Shifters” starring Gen Hoshino, Issey Takahashi and Mitsuki Takahata. Movie is based on 2016 novel “Hikkoshi Daimyo Sanzenri” by Akihiro Dobashi and directed by cat lover Isshin Inudo. Akihiro Dobashi wrote the original novel which became 2019 film “Samurai Marathon” and also wrote the original screenplay for 2014 film “Samurai Hustle.” Teaser poster #1 features Gen Hoshino over a red background and teaser poster #2 features Gen Hoshino, Issey Takahashi and Mitsuki Takahata over a white background.
“Samurai Shifters” will be released August 30, 2019 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Don’t Cry, Mr. Ogre” starring Shinichi Tsutsumi and Yuya Yagira. Movie is based on short story “Nakuna Akaoni” by Kiyoshi Shigematsu (“Your Friends“/”The Blue Bird“) and directed by Atsushi Kaneshige (“Kiseki: Sobito of That Da“). The film follows a former high school baseball coach (Shinichi Tsutsumi) and his former player (Yuya Yagira) who now has terminal cancer. Meanwhile, the teaser trailer reveals the movie’s theme song which is “Oi! Oi!!” by singer-actor Pistol Takehara.
“Don’t Cry, Mr. Ogre” will be released June 14, 2019 in Japan.
Main trailer and poster added for movie “5 Million Dollar Life” starring Ayumu Mochizuki and Anna Yamada. Movie is the first feature length film by Moon Sung-Ho and scripted by Naomi Hiruta. The coming-of-age/road film follows a young man Mirai Takatsuki (Ayumu Mochizuki) who sets out to make 5 million yen and then kill himself.
“5 Million Dollar Life” is now set for release July 20, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer and main poster added for movie “To The Ends of the Earth” starring Atsuko Maeda. Movie is written and directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The film is also notable in that it was filmed in Uzbekistan. Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s 2013 film “Seventh Code” was his first film shot outside of Japan (that one was filmed in Vladivostok, Russia) and also starred Atsuko Maeda. Meanwhile, the caption on the main poster states “My mind became like a missing child.”
“To The Ends of the Earth” is set for release June 14, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer #2 & main poster added for “The Confidence Man JP: The Movie” starring Masami Nagasawa, Masahiro Higashide and Fumiyo Kohinata. Movie is a sequel to 2018 Fuji TV drama series “The Confidence Man JP” and is set in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song is “Pretender” by “Official HIGE DANdism” and the theme song appears in trailer #2.
“The Confidence Man JP: The Movie” will be released May 17, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer #2 added for upcoming movie “Iwane: Sword of Serenity” starring Tori Matsuzaka and Fumino Kimura. Trailer #2 features the movie’s theme song which is Loved” by singer Misia. The film is based on novel series “Inemuri Iwane Edo Zoshi” by Yasuhide Saeki.
“Iwane: Sword of Serenity” will be released May 17, 2019.
Main poster & trailer added for movie “Let’s Go Breakers” starring Ryusei Yokohama and Masaki Nakao. Movie is based on 2010 novel “Cheer Danshi!!” by Ryo Asai (“The Kirishima Thing“). The film follows male cheerleader group “Breakers.”
“Let’s Go Breakers” will be released May 10, 2019 in Japan.
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Trailer for live-action film “The Fable” starring Junichi Okada. The film is based on manga series “The Fable” by Katsuhisa Minami and directed by Kan Eguchi.
“The Fable” will be released June 21, 2019 in Japan.
Akari Hayami is cast in NTV drama special “Way To Make Women Feel Better” (literal title). Also cast in the drama special are Yuta Hiraoka, Rena Matsui and Daichi Saeki. A movie version “Way To Make Women Feel Better,” starring the same main cast members, will also be released sometime this summer. Both the NTV drama special and feature film version are based on essay “Onna no Kigen no Naoshi Kata” by Ihoko Kurokawa.
NTV drama special “Way To Make Women Feel Better” will consist of 3 episodes and will are March 16, 23, 30, 2019 in Japan.