Arata Iura is cast in movie “Kohaku.” The film is based on Director Hatsuki Yokoo‘s own experience with fictional elements. In the film, Arata Iura will play Ryota Hironaga. When he was a kid, his parents’ divorce deeply affected him. As an adult, he goes with his older brother to find their father. Filming for the movie began today, March 27, 2018.
“Kohaku” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Upcoming movie “Room Laundering” has picked up a general release date of July 7, 2018 in Japan. In addition, here’s 5 new still images from the film. The film is based on an original screenplay by Kenji Katagiri and Tatsuya Umemoto, with Kenji Katagiri also directing the film. Story for “Room Laundering” follows a girl who is able to see ghosts and she tries to solve their problems.
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Main trailer for movie “When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead” starring Nana Eikura and Ken Yasuda. Movie is based on a Yahoo! Answers internet posting by username K.Kajunsky. The story follows a husband who comes home to find his wife pretending to be dead every day. Movie is directed by Toshio Lee.
“When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead” will be released June 8, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer for movie “The World’s Longest Photograph” starring Mahiro Takasugi, Rina Takeda and Honoka Matsumoto. The film is based on novel “Sekai de Ichiban Nagi Shashin” by Tetsuya Honda (“Strawberry Night“) and directed by Shogo Kusano.
“The World’s Longest Photograph” will be released June 23, 2018 in Japan.
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Trailer added for movie “One Man’s Son” (literal title) starring Ryoma Baba and Yuki Tamaki. The film is directed by Kenji Tani. Story for “One Man’s Son” follows a son (Ryoma Baba) who learns that his father has collapsed. A documents links him to a guy (Yuki Tamaki) who works for a moving company.
“One Man’s Son” will have its world premiere April 7, 2018 at the 32nd Takasaki Film Festival and will have its general release July 7, 2018 in Japan.
Kana Kurashina is cast for the lead role in upcoming movie “Ai Ai Gasa.” Also cast in major supporting character roles are Hayato Ichihara, Danshun Tatekawa, Tomoyo Harada and Anna Iriyama (‘AKB48’). The film follows Satsuki Takashima (Kana Kurashina) as she attempts to reconnect with her father (Danshun Tatekawa) who went missing 25 years ago. She finds him in a small village, living with a new family. Movie is based on the stage play“Ai Ai Gasa” which was written and directed by Takayuki Takuma. Takayuki Takuma also writes and directs the upcoming film.
“Ai Ai Gasa” will be released October, 2018 in Japan.
Haruma Miura, Lily Franky, Hirofumi Arai and Yuma Yamoto are cast in supporting roles for movie “Sunny: Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai.” The film is a remake of 2011 South Korean film “Sunny.” For the film, Haruma Miura will play Wataru Fujii. He is a university student and the first love of Nami. Lily Franky will play Private Detective Nakagawa. Nami in the present day hires Private Detective Nakagawa to find the members of the Sunny club.
“Sunny: Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai” will be released August 31, 2018 in Japan.
10 supporting cast members has been announced for upcoming movie “Punk Samurai Slash Down” starring Gou Ayano. Now cast in supporting roles are Keiko Kitagawa, Masahiro Higashide, Shota Sometani, Tadanobu Asano, Jun Murakami, Ryuya Wakaba, Koen Kondo, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Jun Kunimura and Etsushi Toyokawa. The most unsurprising of those announced supporting actors would be Tadanobu Asano as he as previously appeared in numerous Gakuryu Ishii directed films like “Electric Dragon 80000V” and “Dead End Run.” Besides Gakuryu Ishii directing the film, Kankura Kudo writes the screenplay and the movie is based on 2004 novel “Panku Zamurai Kirarete Soro” by Ko Machida. The character cuts above is of the just announced cast members in character, but the top right is of Monkey Mask. The person who will play him has not yet been revealed.
“Punk Samurai Slash Down” will be released June 30, 2018 in Japan.
Main trailer added for movie “Love × Doc” starring Yo Yoshida, Shuhei Nomura, Hiroshi Tamaki and Kotaro Yoshida. The film follows a 40 year old pastry chef (Yo Yoshida) and her relationship with a much younger pastry chef (Shuhei Nomura) who likes her. This brings back memories of her disaster when she dated a store owner (Kotaro Yoshida) and a personal trainer (Hiroshi Tamaki). The film is based on an original screenplay by Osamu Suzuki and also directed by him.
“Love × Doc” will be released May 11, 2018 in Japan.
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Issei Takahashi & Haruna Kawaguchi cast in movie “Kugatsu no Koi to Deau Made.” The film is based on novel “Kugatsu no Koi to Deau Made” by Yumi Matsuo and directed by Toru Yamamoto. The story features a summer romance, but with a sci-fi twist.
“Kugatsu no Koi to Deau Made” will be released sometime in 2019 in Japan via Warner Bros.