Dec 26 2017

Yurika Nakamura, Wakana Aoi, Renji Ishibashi, Jin Katagiri cast in live-action film “Ramen Kuitee”

Yurika Nakamura and Wakana Aoi are cast for lead roles in live-action film “Ramen Kuitee.” Also cast in supporting roles are Renji Ishibashi and Jin Katagiri. The film is based on manga series “Ramen Kuitee!” by Akiteru Hayashi. Story for “Ramen Kuitee” follows three people who are connected by a bowl of ramen.

In addition, trailer has been added for “Ramen Kuitee.” Movie will be released March 3, 2018 in Japan.

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Dec 26 2017

Teaser trailer for movie “Last Hold”

Teaser trailer for movie “Last Hold” starring Ryoichi Tsukada (A.B.C-Z) and Hikaru Iwamoto (Snow Man). What everyone can agree to this holiday season is the need for more films centered around indoor rock climbing and “Last Hold” certainly fills that niche nicely. Story for “Last Hold” centers around a rock climbing club at a university and the club takes part in a competition. Movie is directed by Yukinori Makabe (“I am a Monk“).

“Last Hold” will be released May 12, 2018 in Japan.

Dec 21 2017

Teaser trailer for live-action film “Inuyashiki”

Teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Inuyashiki” starring Noritake Kinashi and Takeru Satoh. Movie is based on manga “Inuyashiki” by Hiroya Oku and directed by Shinsuke Sato (“Gantz“). Story for “Inuyashiki” involves an elderly man (Noritake Kinashi) who wakes up from an explosion to find himself a powerful cyborg and he is opposed by high school student turned cyborg (Takeru Satoh).

In addition, “Inuyashiki” is now set for release April 20, 2018 in Japan.

Dec 20 2017

Erika Sawajiri cast in movie “Neko wa Daku Mono”

Erika Sawajiri is cast in new movie “Neko wa Daku Mono.” The film is based on 2015 novel “Neko wa Daku Mono” by Junko Oyama and directed by Isshin Inudo. Story for “Neko wa Daku Mono” has Erika Sawajiri playing Saori Oishi. She is a former idol group member, now working at a supermarket. She only opens up to a cat at a pet store. The cat then somehow believes he is her boyfriend. Isshin Inudo previously directed films “Goo Goo, The Cat” and “All About My Dog” which revolved around animals.

“Neko wa Daku Mono” will be released June 23, 2018.

Dec 18 2017

Ryoko Shinohara & Hidetoshi Nishijima cast in movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps”

Ryoko Shinohara & Hidetoshi Nishijima are cast in movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” (literal title). The film is based on the 2015 novel “Ningyo no Nemuru Ie” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. Story for “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” differs from Keigo Higashino’s well known mystery-suspense type of novels and revolves around a difficult moral dilemma. Ryoko Shinohara & Hidetoshi Nishijima play parents whose daughter drowned in a pool and is informed by a doctor that their daughter is brain dead. The parents can either donate her organs to others in critical need or wait until their daughter’s heart stops beating which could be years.

Filming for “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” takes place from January to Febraury, 2018 and the movie will be released November, 2018 in Japan.

Dec 13 2017

Anna Yamada cast in live-action film “Misumisou”

Anna Yamada is cast for the lead role in live-action revenge film “Misumisou.” The film is based on manga “Misumisou” by Rensuke Oshikiri and directed by Eisuke Naito. For the upcoming film, Anna Yamada will play Haruka Nozaki. Her character experiences heavy bullying. A fire breaks out at her house and her parents die and her younger sister is injured. This drives Haruka Nozaki to seek out revenge.

“Misumisou” will be released April 7, 2018 in Japan.

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