Main trailer for movie “The Crimes That Bind” (English tilte) starring Hiroshi Abe, Nanako Matsushima and Junpei Mizobata. Movie is based on novel “Inori no Maku ga Oriru Toki” by Keigo Higashino. Movie is a sequel to 2012 film “The Wings of the Kirin” and 2010 TBS drama series “Shinzanmono.”
“The Crimes That Bind” opens January 27, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for movie “Laplace’s Witch” starring Sho Sakurai, Suzu Hirose and Sota Fukushi. Movie is based on 2015 novel “Rapurasu no Majo” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Takashi Miike. In addition, supporting cast of Tao, Masanobu Takashima, Mirai Shida, Eriko Sato, Rei Dan, Hiroshi Tamaki, Lily Franky and Etsushi Toyokawa have all been announced to appear in the film.
“Laplace’s Witch” will be released during Golden Week, 2018 in Japan.
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Supporting cast has been announced for upcoming TV Asahi drama series “BG: Personal Bodyguard” starring Takuya Kimura. Cast in supporting roles are Takumi Saito, Nanao, Shotaro Mamiya, Takaya Kamikawa, Yosuke Eguchi and Yuriko Ishida. Story for the drama series follows Akira Shimazaki (Takuya Kimura) as he begins work as a bodyguard again. For the supporting characters, Takumi Saito will play Masaya Takanashi. He works at the same private security company as Akira Shimazaki (Takuya Kimura). He’s very good at his job and tends to look down on others because of it. Nanao will play Mayu Suganuma. She is the only female bodyguard working at the private security company. Shotaro Mamiya will play Seitaro Sawaguchi. He is the youngest bodyguard at the private security company.
“BG: Personal Bodyguard” first airs January, 2018 in Japan.
Haru Kuroki is cast for the lead role in upcoming movie “Nichinichikorekojitsu.” Kirin Kiki and Mikako Tabe are also cast for supporting roles in the movie. Movie is based on the essay “Nichinichikorekojitsu: Ocha ga Oshietekureta 15 no Shiawase” by Noriko Morishita and directed by Tatsushi Omori. Story for “Nichinichikorekojitsu” follows a college age girl played by Haru Kuroki who begins taking lessons on the Japanese tea ceremony. “Nichinichikorekojitsu” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Main trailer for movie “Ito-kun A to E” starring Masaki Okada and Fumino Kimura. Movie is based on 2013 novel “Ito-kun A to E” by Asako Yuzuki and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki. Story for “Ito-kun A to E” follows a womanizer (Masaki Okada) and his romances with 4 different woman + a screenwriter (Fumino Kimura) who becomes interested in their story.
“Ito-kun A to E” opens January 12, 2018 in Japan.
Main trailer for live-action film “Laughing Under the Clouds” starring Sota Fukushi. Movie is based on popular manga series “Donten ni Warau” by Karakara-Kemuri and directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro. Story for “Laughing Under the Clouds” is set at the end of the Edo era with three brothers (Sota Fukushi,
Yuma Nakayama and Kirato Wakayama) attempting to prevent the rise of the giant snake “Orochi.”
“Laughing Under the Clouds” opens March 21, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Honey” starring Sho Hirano and Yuna Taira. Movie is based on manga series “Honey” by Amu Meguro and directed by Koji Shintoku (“Peach Girl“).
“Honey” opens March 31, 2018 in Japan.
Here’s the first teaser poster and 6 still images from upcoming live-action film “River’s Edge” starring Fumi Nikaido and Ryo Yoshizawa. Movie is based on manga series “River’s Edge” by Kyoko Okazaki and directed by Isao Yukisada.
“River’s Edge” will be released February, 2018 in Japan.
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Here’s a teaser poster for upcoming crime film “Sunny / 32” starring Rie Kitahara, Pierre Taki and Lily Franky. Movie is directed by Kazuya Shiraishi (“The Devil’s Path“/”Birds Without Names“) and screenplay by Izumi Takahashi (“The Devil’s Path“). Story for the film follows two men who call themselves “The Most Lovely Murderers in Criminal History” and are fans of idol Sunny. They kidnap a middle school teacher.
“Sunny / 32” will be released February 17, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for movie “Blank 13” starring Issei Takahashi, Mayu Matsuoka and Takumi Saito. Movie is also the directorial debut by actor Takumi Saito. The story revolves around the funeral of a father (Lily Franky) who went missing for 13 years. His family learns about the father from stories of people at the funeral.
“Blank 13” opens February 3, 2018 in Japan.