May 31 2019

Tatsuya Fujiwara cast in movie “Kaiji Final Game”

Tatsuya Fujiwara is cast in live-action film “Kaiji Final Game.” The film is a sequel to 2009 film “Kaiji” and 2011 film “Kaiji 2.” “Kaiji Final Game” is based on manga series “Kaiji” by Nobuyuki Fukumoto and he also wrote an original screenplay for the movie. Sota Fukushi, Nagisa Sekimizu, Mackenyu Arata and Kotaro Yoshida are cast in supporting roles for the movie. Toya Sato who directed the first two “Kaiji” films also returns to direct “Kaiji Final Game.”

Filming for “Kaiji Final Game” is already finished and the movie will be released January 10, 2020 in Japan.

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May 30 2019

Kang Ji-Young cast in live-action film “Dosukoi! Sukehira”

Kang Ji-Young (ex-Kara member) is cast in live-action film “Dosukoi! Sukehira.” The film is based on manga series “Dosukoi! Sukehira” by Junko Tamura & Tomohide Kiyoshi. This is the third adaptation of Tomohide Kiyoshi’s work that Kang Ji-Young has starred in following “Reon” and “Watashino Jinsei Nanoni.” Movie is directed by Ryo Miyawaki. In the film, Kang Ji-Young will play a woman who is overweight, but an accident causes her to wake up with a ” beautiful” figure. Kang Ji-Young received special makeup to play the overweight part and it took about 3 hours of prep work.

“Dosukoi! Sukehira” will be released November, 2019 in Japan.

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May 29 2019

English subtitled trailer for movie “Little Nights, Little Love”

English subtitled trailer added for upcoming romance film “Little Nights, Little Love” starring Haruma Miura and Mikako Tabe. The film is based on 2014 novel “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Kotaro Isaka (“Golden Slumber“) and directed by Rikiya Imaizumi (“Just Only Love“). The film weaves several stories over a 10 year period with Haruma Miura and Mikako Tabe playing a married couple central to the story.

“Little Nights, Little Love” is now set for release September 20, 2019 in Japan.

May 22 2019

Teaser poster, supporting cast for movie “Matinee”

Teaser poster added for upcoming romance film “Matinee” starring Masaharu Fukuyama and Yuriko Ishida. Movie is based on novel “Machine no Owari ni” by Keiichiro Hirano and directed by Hiroshi Nishitani (“Suspect X“). In addition, newly announced supporting cast members for the film are Yusuke Iseya, Yuki Sakurai, Ikko Furuya, Haruka Kinami, Yuka Itaya and Jun Fubuki. French classical guitarist Thibaut Garcia will also appear in the film. For Yusuke Iseya, he will play Richard Shindo. He is an economist in New York and the fiance of Yoko Komine (Yuriko Ishida). Yuki Sakurai will play Sanae Mitani. She is the manager of classical guitarist Satoshi Makino’s (Masaharu Fukuyama).

“Matinee” is now scheduled for release November 1, 2019 in Japan.

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May 22 2019

Teaser trailer and poster for movie “Ninkyo Gakuen”

Poster and teaser trailer added for movie “Ninkyo Gakuen” starring Hidetoshi Nishijima and Toshiyuki Nishida. Movie is based on 2007 novel “Ninkyo Gakuen” by Bin Konno (“Honcho Azumi“) and directed by Hisashi Kimura (“Samurai Teacher “). The film follows two top ranking yakuza members as they try to save a badly run high school. Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song has been revealed as “Tsugihagi Karafuru” by ska and jazz band Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (TSPO). The movie’s theme song plays in the teaser trailer.

“Ninkyo Gakuen” is now set for release September 27, 2019 in Japan.

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May 21 2019

Ryoma Takeuchi cast in movie “The Sun Does Not Move”

Ryoma Takeuchi is cast in movie “The Sun Does Not Move” (literal title) co-starring Tatsuya Fujiwara. Movie is based on two novels in the “Kazuhiko Takano Series” by Shuichi Yoshida (“Rage“). For “The Sun Does Not Move,” Ryoma Takeuchi will play Ryoichi Taoka. He works with Kazuhiko Takano (Tatsuya Fujiwara) for industrial spy organization “AN Tsuushin.” Filming for “The Sun Does Not Move” began late March, 2019 in Bulgaria and finished one month later there. Filming in Japan then began in late, April, 2019.

“The Sun Does Not Move” will be released May, 2020 in Japan.

May 17 2019

Main trailer and poster added for movie “Little Nights, Little Love”

Main trailer and poster added for romance film “Little Nights, Little Love” starring Haruma Miura and Mikako Tabe. Movie is based on 2014 short story collection “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Kotaro Isaka (“Golden Slumber“) and directed by Rikiya Imaizumi. The trailer also reveals the movie’s theme song which is “Chiisana Yoru” by singer-songwriter Kazuyoshi Saito (photo below).

“Little Nights, Little Love” will be released September, 2019 in Japan.

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