Feb 23 2018

Poster and main trailer for live-action film “Marmalade Boy”

Poster and main trailer added for live-action film “Marmalade Boy” starring Hinako Sakurai and Ryo Yoshizawa. The film is based on manga “Marmalade Boy” by Wataru Yoshizumi and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki. In addition, a second wave of supporting actors have been announced for the film which include Kisetsu FujiwaraYasufumi TerawakiNina Endo and Terunosuke Takezai.

“Marmalade Boy” will be released April 27, 2018 in Japan.

Feb 21 2018

Trailer for movie “Butterfly Sleep”

Trailer for Japanese-Korean film “Butterfly Sleep” starring Miho Nakayama and Kim Jae-Wook. Movie is written and directed by Jeong Jae-Eun (“Take Care of My Cat“). The film revolves around 54-year-old novelist Ryoko Matsumura (Miho Nakayama) and twenty something year old Chan-Hae (Kim Jae-Wook). Chan-Hae is from South Korea and he helps Ryoko Matsumura write her latest novel. During their time together they fall in love, but Ryoko Matsumura has Alzheimer’s.

“Butterfly Sleep” had its world premiere in October, 2017 at the Busan International Film Festival and will be released May 12, 2018 in Japan.

Feb 20 2018

Teaser trailer for movie “Over Drive”

Teaser trailer for upcoming movie “Over Drive” starring Masahiro Higashide and Mackenyu Arata. The film has Masahiro Higashide and Mackenyu Arata playing bickering brothers involved in the rally car racing world. Mackenyu Arata plays younger brother Naozumi Hiyama (he’s the hot headed, but talented race car driver) and Masahiro Higashide plays older brother Atsuhiro Hiyama (he works as the mechanic for the race car team).

“Over Drive” will be released June 1, 2018 in Japan.

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Feb 20 2018

Ai Hashimoto, Mugi Kadowaki and Ryo Narita cast in movie “It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up”

Ai Hashimoto, Mugi Kadowaki and Ryo Narita are cast in movie “It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up” (literal title). The film is based on 2012 novel “Koko wa Taikutsu Mukae ni Kite” by Mariko Yamauchi. Mariko Yamauchi also wrote the 2013 novel “Azumi Haruko wa Yukuefumei” which was adapted into movie “Japanese Girls Never Die.” In the “It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up,” Ai Hashimoto will play lead character I. She returns to her hometown after spending 10 years in Tokyo. She still likes Shiina-kun (Ryo Narita) from her high school days. Mugi Kadowaki also plays a girl with the name I. Her ex-boyfriend is Shiina-kun and she still likes him as well. Movie is directed by Ryuichi Hiroki.

Filming for “It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up” took place from June to July, 2017 and the film will be released this autumn in Japan.

Feb 15 2018

Teaser trailer for movie “What A Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life”

Teaser trailer for movie “What A Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life” directed by Yoji Yamada. Movie is the third film in Yoji Yamada’s “What A Wonderful Family!” series which revolves around the Hirata family and its daily life problems. In  “What A Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life,” housewife Fumie Hirata (Yui Natsukawa) becomes fed up with her insensitive husband Konosuke Hirata (Masahiko Nishimura) and leaves their home. The Hirata home goes into chaos without Fumie.

“What A Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life” will be released May 27, 2017 in Japan.

Feb 14 2018

Poster and trailer for live-action film “Inuyashiki”

Poster and trailer for live-action film “Inuyashiki” starring Noritake Kinashi and Takeru Satoh. Movie is based on manga “Inuyashiki” by Hiroya Oku and directed by Shinsuke Sato (“Gantz“). Story for “Inuyashiki” follows two men, one an elderly father and the other a high school student, become powerful cyborgs after witnessing an explosion. The trailer also reveals the rocking theme song for the movie which is “Take Me Under” performed by Man with a Mission.

“Inuyashiki” opens April 20, 2018 in Japan.