Trailer added for upcoming comedy live-action film “Chinyuki” starring Kenichi Matsuyama. Movie is based on manga “Chinyuki – Taro to Yukaina Nakama tachi” by Gataro Man (which is a parody of Chinese novel “Journey to the West”) and directed by Yudai Yamaguchi (“Deadball“).
“Chinyuki” will be released February 27, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming sci-fi film “The Sun” starring Ryunosuke Kamiki & Mugi Kadowaki. Movie is based on the play “Taiyo” by Tomohiro Maekawa and directed by Yu Irie (“8000 Miles“). Story for the film is set at a time where two types of humans have survived a biological terror. The first group are “Noksu” who survived the virus and carry an antibody and “Kyurio” who never got the virus. “The Sun” will open April 23, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Tantei Mitarai no Jikenbo Seiro no Umi” starring Hiroshi Tamaki & Alice Hirose. Movie is based on novel “Seiro no Umi” by Soji Shimada and directed by Seiji Izumi (“Aibou“). The title of the film originally followed the novel with “Seiro no Umi Tantei Mitarai no Jikenbo” but then changed to “Tantei Mitarai no Jikenbo Seiro no Umi.” The poster reveals that the movie is set for release June 4, 2016 in Japan.
Actress Rena Tanaka is cast for upcoming movie “Katsuragi Case” (literal title) starring Tomokazu Miura, Kaho Minami, Hirofumi Arai & Ryuya Wakaba. Movie is written and directed by Masaaki Akahori (“The Samurai That Night“). Premise for the film follows the Katsuragi family. Their 21-year-old son Minoru (Ryuya Wakaba) kills 8 people and goes on death row. Actress Rena Tanaka will play Junko Hoshino. Her character is opposed to the death penalty and she decides to marry Minoru to show her opposition to the death penalty.
“Katsuragi Case” will be released sometime this summer in Japan.
Actress Tina Tamashiro is cast in upcoming horror film “Sadako vs Kayako” starring Mizuki Yamamoto.
In “Sadako vs Kayako,” Tina Tamashiro will play Suzuka. Her character is a high school student. Due to her parents’ work, her family moves opposite to a mysterious ruins. Rumors swirl that if anybody goes into the ruins, that person will be cursed and die. Suzuka becomes a target of the crazed Kayako who lives within the ruins. This is the first time Tina Tamashiro will act in a horror film.
“Sadako vs Kayako” will be released June, 2016 in Japan.
Tsuyoshi Abe is cast in upcoming live-action film “Assassination Classroom: Graduation” starring Ryosuke Yamada, Masaki Suda & Maika Yamamoto. He will join other well known actors Kazunari Ninomiya, Mirei Kiritani & Hiroki Narimiya in appearing in the film in supporting roles. Inmovie “Assassination Classroom: Graduation,” Tsuyoshi Abe wil play Sniper Red Eye. The Ministry of Defense sends Sniper Red Eye to kill Teacher Koro.
“Assassination Classroom: Graduation” will be released March 25, 2016 in Japan.
Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming WOWOW drama series “Whose Is the Cuckoo’s Egg?” starring Tao Tsuchiya. The drama series is based on 2010 novel “Kakko no Tamago wa Dare no Mono” by Keigo Higashino. In addition, newly revealed supporting cast members include Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kanata Hongo & Shigeyuki Totsugi.
In the drama series, Tsuyoshi Ihara will play Hiromasa Hida. His character is a former top skier and father of Kazami’s (Tao Tsuchiya).
Kanata Hongo will play Fumiya Kamijo. His character holds a key to the story.
Shigeyuki Totsugi will play Yosuke Yuzuki. He is cold hearted gene researcher.
“Whose Is the Cuckoo’s Egg?” first airs March 27, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer and main poster added for upcoming movie “Kyoto Elegy” starring Takahiro Miura, Kiki Sugino & Eri Tokunaga. Kiki Sugino also directs, wrote the screenplay adaptation and produced the film. Movie is based on the novel “Manga Niku to boku” by Shiki Asaka, which won the 12th “R-18 Bungakusho” award. The film first screened at the 2014 Tokyo International Film Festival. Premise for the film follows a college student (Takahiro Miura) as he is stalked by an overweight girl (Kiki Sugino) and meets an attractive girl (Eri Tokunaga).
“Kyoto Elegy” will be released February 13, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Where Florence Sleeps” starring Ryo Fujimoto, Yuki Sakurai, Gaku Yamamoto, Gin Maeda & Ichirota Miyagawa. Movie is directed by brothers Katsuto Kobayashi & Kenji Kobayashi. Story for the film has Tsuyoshi Makiba (Ryo Fujimoto), as the secretary of a CEO for a chemical company, kidnapping the CEO’s son in a bid to get the diamond “Florence no Namida.” His mother’s suicide is tied to the diamond. Meanwhile, things are thrown for a major loop when the CEO refuses the ransom demand.
“Where Florence Sleeps” will be released March 5, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Sabuibo Mask” starring Funky Kato, Teppei Koike & Airi Taira. Movie is directed by Naoto Monma and screenplay by Lion Hitoshizuku. The duo also worked together on upcoming movie “Hotel Copain” starring Hayato Ichihara. Premise for the film, follows a young man as he tries to revive a dying downtown area in a small town. He sings on a mandarin box.
“Sabuibo Mask” will be released June 11, 2016 in Japan.