May 16 2018

Hikaru Yamazaki cast in movie “Makuko”

Hikaru Yamazaki is cast for main character role in movie “Makuko.” Also cast in supporting roles are NinonTsuyoshi Kusanagi and Risa Sudo. The film follows 5th grade student Satoshi played by Hikaru Yamazaki. Ninon will play transfer student Kozue, while Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Risa Sudo will play the parents of Satoshi. Movie “Makuko” is based on 2016 novel “Makuko” by Kanako Nishi (“The Round Table“) and directed by Keiko Tsuruoka.

“Makuko” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

May 15 2018

Tatsuya Fujiwara cast in movie “Diner”

Tatsuya Fujiwara is cast in movie “Diner.” The film is based on 2012 novel “Diner” by Yumeaki Hirayama and the movie is directed by Mika Ninagawa. For Mika Ninagawa, “Diner” is her third directed feature film following 2007 film “Sakuran” and 2012 film “Helter Skelter.” In the movie, Tatsuya Fujiwara will play Bombero. He is the owner and chef of a members only restaurant whose clients are all contract killers.

Filming for “Diner” started April 24, 2018 and filming will finish early next month. “Diner” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

May 15 2018

Movie “Ao no Kaerimichi” set for release this winter

Movie “Ao no Kaerimichi,” starring Erina Mano, has completed production and is now set for release sometime this winter in Japan. Filming for “Ao no Kaerimichi” began August, 2016, but actor Yuta Takahata was arrested for sexual assault against a hotel employee on August 23, 2016 and filming for the movie was haulted. A year later, filming resumed on August 4, 2017 with Junki Tozuka taking the place of Yuta Takahata and filming finished August 13, 2017. Story for “Ao no Kaerimichi” is a coming-of-age film and follows 7 young people.


May 11 2018

Teaser trailer for movie “Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo”

Teaser trailer added for movie “Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo” starring Taiga and Yo Yoshida. Movie is based on autobiographical manga “Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo” by Taiji Utagawa and directed by Osamu Minorikawa. The film deals with the estranged relationship between a young man and his mother.

“Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo” is now set for release sometime this November in Japan

May 10 2018

Yo Yoshida, Reo Sano, Nijiro Murakami cast in movie “Hanalei Bay” + teaser trailer

Yo YoshidaReo Sano (‘GENERATIONS’) and Nijiro Murakami are cast in movie “Hanalei Bay.” Movie is based on short story”Hanalei Bay” by Haruki Murakami and directed by Daishi Matsunaga (“Pieta in the Toilet“). Story for the film follows a mother played by Yo Yoshida who lost her son to a shark attack in Hawaii while he was surfing. She goes to the bay where her son died every year. There, she hears of a young man who sounds like her son.

In addition, first teaser trailer for the film has been added on AsianWiki. “Hanalei Bay” will be released October 19, 2018 in Japan.

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May 9 2018

Special teaser trailer “Punk Samurai Slash Down” + Masatoshi Nagase cast as General Monkey

Special teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Punk Samurai Slash Down” starring Gou Ayano and Keiko Kitagawa. The teaser trailer features the theme song for the movie which is none other than “Anarchy in the U.K.” by British punk band the Sex Pistols. Sadly, the teaser trailer is only 44 seconds long. Meanwhile, Masatoshi Nagase is cast as General Monkey in the upcoming film.

Punk Samurai Slash Down will be released June 30, 2018 in Japan.