Reo Sano (‘GENERATIONS’), Taishi Nakagawa, Mahiro Takasugi and Ryusei Yokohama are cast in live-action film “Rainbow Days” (literal title). The film is based on manga “Nijiiro Deizu” by Minami Mizuno and directed by Ken Iizuka. In the film, the four young men play high school students who are best friends. Their lives change after Reo Sano’s character Natsuki Hashiba develops a crush on a high school student. Filming for the movie will take place from October to November, 2017 and filming will take place in the suburbs of Tokyo.
“Rainbow Days” opens summer, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer and poster for movie “Spiritual Bolsheviki” starring Hanae Kan. Movie is written and directed by Hiroshi Takahashi. Premise for the film has 7 people gathered in a room at a warehouse. There’s a microphone and an analog tape recorder there. All 7 people have experience with communicating with the afterlife.
“Spiritual Bolsheviki” opens February 10, 2018 in Japan.
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Trailer for movie “Yocho Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha Gekijoban” starring Kaho, Shota Sometani and Masahiro Higashide. Movie is based on a theatrical play “Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha” and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The film is a re-edited version of WOWOW drama series “Yocho Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha.” Kiyoshi Kurosawa adapted the theater play “Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha” into movie “Before We Vanish” and WOWOW drama series “Yocho Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha,” with different characters and story in each version. Both share the underlying premise of aliens having invaded Earth and taking over the bodies of humans.
“Yocho Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha Gekijoban” will be released November 11, 2017 in Japan and will show for 2 weeks only.
Main trailer added for movie “Uso wo Aisuru Onna” starring Masami Nagasawa and Issei Takahashi. Movie is written and directed by first time film director Kazuhito Nakae. Story for “Uso wo Aisuru Onna” (literally “Woman Who Loves Lie”) follows a couple who lived together for 5 years. The woman then discovers everything she knew about the man was a lie.
“Uso wo Aisuru Onna” opens January 20, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and teaser poster added for upcoming yakuza film “Korou no Chi” starring Koji Yakusho, Tori Matsuzaka and Yoko Maki. Movie is based on 2015 novel “Korou no Chi” by Yuko Yuzuki and directed by Kazuya Shiraishi. Story for “Korou no Chi” is set in Yokohama, Japan circa 1988. Two cops investigate a missing person case and competing yakuza groups are involved.
“Korou no Chi” will be released May 12, 2018 in Japan.
Main poster and 60 second teaser trailer #4 for upcoming movie “Ito-kun A to E” starring Masaki Okada, Fumino Kimura, Nozomi Sasaki, Mirai Shida, Elaiza Ikeda and Kaho. Movie is based on novel “Ito-kun A to E” by Asako Yuzuki and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki. Story for “Ito-kun A to E” follows a man played by Masaki Okada who gets involved with 5 women, including a screenwriter played by Fumino Kimura.
Release date for “Ito-kun A to E” is now set for January 18, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer added for movie “High & Low The Movie 3 Final Mission” starring Akira, Sho Aoyagi and Takahiro. Setup for “High & Low The Movie 3 Final Mission” film has SWORD going up against the Kuryu group to stop their plan to build a casino.
Trailer added for movie “Hikari” starring Arata Iura and Eita. Movie is based on 2008 novel “Hikari” by Shion Miura and directed by Tatsushi Omori. Among the several original novels that Shion Miura has adapted into feature films, Shion Miura’s novel “Mahoro Ekimae Tada Benriken” was adapted into the film “Tada’s Do-It-All House” which is also directed by Tatsushi Omori and stars Eita.
“Hikari” will be released November 25, 2017 in Japan.
Ryoko Shinohara and Suzu Hirose are cast for the lead roles in movie “Sunny: Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai.” The film is a remake 2011 South Korean film “Sunny” which stars Yoo Ho-Jeong and Shim Eun-Kyung in the respective lead roles. For the upcoming film, Ryoko Shinohara will play the present day version of main character Nami and Suzu Hirose will play Nami in her high school days. Also cast in the film are Yoko Maki, Eiko Koike, Rie Tomosaka and Naomi Watanabe. Hitoshi One will direct the remake film.
Filming for “Sunny: Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai” is expected to finish late November, 2017 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan. Somebody que up “Time After Time.”
Trailer added for movie “Tantei Wa Bar Ni Iru 3” starring Yo Oizumi and Ryuhei Matsuda. For the third film in the “Tantei Wa Bar ni Iru” series, Detective (Yo Oizumi) and Takada (Ryuhei Matsuda) are tasked with finding a missing college student played by (Atsuko Maeda). Their search takes them to the red light district in Sapporo.
“Tantei Wa Bar Ni Iru 3” will be released December 1, 2018.