Kenichi Matsuyama is cast in based-on-a-true-story film “Satoshi no Seishun.” The film is based on nonfiction novel “Satoshi no Seishun” by Yoshio Osaki. Movie will be directed by Yoshitaka Mori (“Space Brothers“) and screenplay adaptation by Kosuke Mukai (“Linda Linda Linda“/”My Back Page“). In the film “Satoshi no Seishun,” Kenichi Matsuyama will play shogi (Japanese chess) player Satoshi Murayama. Satoshi Murayama is eventually diagnosed with cancer and is advised to stop playing shogi, but he goes against his doctor’s wishes and continues to play.
“Satoshi no Seishun” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.
Here’s the first four still images from upcoming live-action film “Setoutsumi” starring Sosuke Ikematsu, Masaki Suda & Ayami Nakajo. Movie is based on manga series “Setoutsumi” by Kazuya Konomoto and directed by Tatsushi Omori (“Tada’s Do-It-All-House“). Premise for the film follows the everyday chitchat between two high school boys. Release date for “Setoutsumi” is now set for July 2, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser poster added for upcoming film “Fukigen na Kako” starring Kyoko Koizumi, Fumi Nikaido, Kengo Kora & Itsuji Itao. In addition, release date is now set for June 25, 2016 in Japan. “Fukigen na Kako” follows the relationship between a high school student (Fumi Nikaido) and her aunt (Kyoko Koizumi) who suddenly reappears in her life. Movie is written and directed by Shiro Maeda (“The Extreme Sukiyaki“).
Yuto Nakajima from boy band ‘Hey! Say! JUMP’ and Yuko Araki are cast for the lead roles in upcoming movie “Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru.” The movie is based on 2012 novel “Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru” by Maiko Seo and directed by Masahide Ichii (“Blindly in Love“). Story for the film follows a 7 year period (from their first date to marriage) for a young couple in love. Filming for “Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru” began at the end of January, 2016 in Thailand and is scheduled to finish by the end of February, 2016.
“Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru” will be released sometime in spring, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser posters and teaser trailer added for upcoming horrors films “Dorome: Danshihen” & “Dorome: Joshihen” starring Aoi Morikawa, Yuta Koseki, Tatsuya Nakayama & Toko Miura. Both films are directed by Eisuke Naito (“Litchi Hikari Club“). Premise for the film takes place at a training camp for drama clubs from an all boys and an all girls high school. The two schools are set to merge in the coming year. At the training camp, the students witness horrific events and soon learn that “Dorome” is responsible.
“Dorome: Danshihen” & “Dorome: Joshihen” will have its world premiere at this year’s Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival (February 25-29, 2016) and then have its general release March 26, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Scanner” starring Mansai Nomura, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Fumino Kimura & Hana Sugisaki. The unusual premise for the film follows comedy duo member Kazuhiko Sengoku (Mansai Nomura) who has a special gift of reading memories from inanimate objects. He becomes involved in a missing woman case.
“Scanner” will be released April 29, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming horror film “The Stare” starring Tomomi Itano (AKB48), Shunya Shiraishi & Mari Iriki. Movie is directed by Koichiro Miki (“Goose Bumps“). Story for “The Stare” follows an assistant director (Tomomi Itano) at a TV station. She investigates a case involving the death of a young man who claimed someone was watching him. Soon, the assistant director feels like someone is watching her.
“The Stare” will be released April 2, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “The Worst Bad Guys in Japan” starring Gou Ayano. In addition, supporting cast for the film has been revealed which includes Shido Nakamura, Young Dais, Yukio Ueno, Pierre Taki, Munetaka Aoki, Takayuki Kinoshita, Takuma Otoo, Haruna Yabuki, Kumi Takiuchi & Tomoya Nakamura. Movie is based on the autobiographical novel “Hajisarashi Hotsukaidoukei Akutoku Keiji no Kokuhaku” by Yoshiaki Inaba and centers around a corrupt cop. Kazuya Shiraishi (“The Devil’s Path“) directs the film.
“The Worst Bad Guys in Japan” opens June 25, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for upcoming movie “Over Fence” starring Joe Odagiri, Yu Aoi & Shota Matsuda. Movie is based on a short story by Yasushi Sato (“Sketches of Kaitan City“/”The Light Shines Only There“) and directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita.
“Over Fence” will be released sometime this September in Japan.
Sumire Sato from idol group SKE48 is cast in new live-action film “The Little Match Girl.” Also cast in the film are Yutaka Kobayashi and Takafumi Honda (both of whom are members of boy band ‘Boys and Men’). The film is based on manga series “Match Shoujo” by Sanami Suzuki and the manga itself is inspired by 1845 short story “The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Andersen. Premise for the film follows a Rin (Sumire Sato) as a girl who sells matches. The matches offers the possibility of attaining personal dreams, but are as dangerous as fire.
“The Little Match Girl” will be released May 28, 2016 in Japan.