Nana Komatsu & Yo Oizumi are cast in live-action film “Koi wa Ameagari no You ni” (literally “Love is Like After the Rain”). Movie is based on manga series “Koi wa Ameagari no You ni” by Jun Mayuzuki and directed by Akira Nagai. The story for the film has Nana Komatsu playing 17-year-old high school student Akira Tachibana. At a family restaurant, she meets the restaurant’s 45-year-old manager (Yo Oizumi) and falls in love with him.
Filming for “Koi wa Ameagari no You ni” begins November 15, 2017 and finishes at the end of December, 2017. The live-action film will be released May, 2018 in Japan.
Special trailer added for movie “The 8-Year Engagement” starring Takeru Satoh and Tao Tsuchiya. The screenplay is based on a true story and revolves around an engaged couple. The woman suddenly falls into a coma and stays in a vegetative state for years. The man doesn’t give up hope even when her parents suggests he should move on. The woman does wake up from coma years later, but she doesn’t remember her fiance.
“The 8-Year Engagement” opens December 16, 2017 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming fantasy-romance film “Tonight, At Romance Theater” (literal title) starring Haruka Ayase and Kentaro Sakaguchi. In addition, the theme song for the film has been announced as “Kiseki” (‘Miracle’) by Che’Nelle. “Tonight, At Romance Theater” will be released February 10, 2018 in Japan.
Haru Kuroki and Shuhei Nomura are cast in movie “Biburia Koshodo no Jiken Techo.” Movie is set based on the novel series “Biblia Koshodo no Jiken Techou” novels by En Mikami. 2013 Fuji TV drama series “Antiquarian Bookshop Biblia’s Case Files,” starring Ayame Gouriki and Akira, is also based on the same novel series. For the movie version, Haru Kuroki plays Shioriko Shinokawa. She is an extremely shy person, but, when it comes to old books, her knowledge is expansive and she can’t stop talking about them. Shuhei Nomura will play Daisuke Goura. He works as a clerk at the bookstore owned by Shioriko Shinokawa. Movie is directed by Yukiko Mishima.
“Biburia Koshodo no Jiken Techo” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Main trailer for movie “Kanashi no Nora” starring Shingo Mizusawa and Hako Oshima. Story for “Kanashi no Nora” follows a childless married couple. They welcome a stray cat into their home, but the cat disappears.
“Kanashi no Nora” opens November 18, 2017 in Japan.
Takayuki Yamada and Masami Nagasawa are cast in remake film “50th First Kiss” (literal title). The film is a remake of 2004 U.S. film “50 First Dates” starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Filming for “50th First Kiss” took place in Hawaii and finished in about a month. Story for “50th First Kiss” has Takayuki Yamada playing tour guide Daisuke Yuge. He falls in love with Rui Fujishima (Masami Nagasawa) on fist sight, but Rui Fujishima though suffers from memory loss due to a past accident. Movie will be directed by Yuichi Fukuda.
“50th First Kiss” opens June 1, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer, main poster and still images added for movie “We Make Antiques” starring Kiichi Nakai and Kuranosuke Sasaki. Movie is directed by Masaharu Take and original screenplay is written by Shin Adachi & Masako Imai. Story for “We Make Antiques” follows two men who come across utensils used by legendary Sen no Rikyu.
“We Make Antiques” opens January 5, 2018 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer and still images for movie “Revenge Girl” starring Mirei Kiritani and Nobuyuki Suzuki. Meanwhile, here’s still images from the movie which taken on September 27, 2017. Story for “Revenge Girl” has Mirei Kiritani playing Miki Takaraishi. Her character is running for the prime minister position to get revenge on her boyfriend who dumped her. Movie is based on 2017 novel “Revenge Girl” by Erika Yoshida.
“Revenge Girl” opens December 23, 2017 in Japan.
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Main trailer for movie “The Crimes That Bind” (English tilte) starring Hiroshi Abe, Nanako Matsushima and Junpei Mizobata. Movie is based on novel “Inori no Maku ga Oriru Toki” by Keigo Higashino. Movie is a sequel to 2012 film “The Wings of the Kirin” and 2010 TBS drama series “Shinzanmono.”
“The Crimes That Bind” opens January 27, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for movie “Laplace’s Witch” starring Sho Sakurai, Suzu Hirose and Sota Fukushi. Movie is based on 2015 novel “Rapurasu no Majo” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Takashi Miike. In addition, supporting cast of Tao, Masanobu Takashima, Mirai Shida, Eriko Sato, Rei Dan, Hiroshi Tamaki, Lily Franky and Etsushi Toyokawa have all been announced to appear in the film.
“Laplace’s Witch” will be released during Golden Week, 2018 in Japan.
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