Main poster and trailer added for movie “Inemuri Iwane” starring Tori Matsuzaka. Movie is based on novel series “Inemuri Iwane Edo Zoshi” by Yasuhide Saeki and directed by Katsuhide Motoki. NHK drama series “Crossing of Heat Haze” is also based on the same novel series.
“Inemuri Iwane” will be released May 17, 2019 in Japan.
Main trailer added for movie “Leaving the Scene” (English title) starring Masei Nakayama, Hoshi Ishida and Yutaka Mizutani. Movie is also the second film directed by actor Yutaka Mizutani after 2017 film “Tap: The Last Show.” The theme song for the movie has also been revealed, which is “Kokoro no Komete” by Aoi Teshima, and the theme song appears in the main trailer.
“Leaving the Scene” will be released May 10, 2019 in japan.
Release date for upcoming movie “Honeybees and Distant Thunder” (literal title) is now set for October 4, 2019 in Japan. In addition, above is the first visuals (still images) of the main cast members: Mayu Matsuoka as Aya Eiden, Tori Matsuzaka as Akashi Takashima, Win Morisaki as Masaru C Revy Anatoru and Oji Suzuka as Jin Kazama. Movie “Honeybees and Distant Thunder” is based on novel “Mitsubachi to Enrai” by Riku Onda. The novel won the 2016 Naoki Prize.
Teaser trailer and two teaser posters for movie “Newspaper Reporter” (literal title) starring Shim Eun-Kyung and Tori Matsuzaka. Movie is based on nonfiction novel “Shinbun Kisha” by journalist Isoko Mochizuki and directed by Michihito Fujii (“Day and Night“). This is the first time South Korean actress Shim Eun-Kyung has appeared in a Japanese film. Caption on the first poster asks in Japanese “Can you believe this movie?” and caption on the second poster teases “Just now, into the darkness.”
“Newspaper Reporter” is now set for release June 28, 2019 in Japan.
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Tadayoshi Okura (‘Kanjani Eight’) and Ryo Narita cast in live-action film “The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese” (literal title). The film is based on manga “Kyuso wa Chizu no Yume wo Miru” by Setona Mizushiro (“Heartbroken Chocolatier“/”Poison Berry in My Brain“). Movie will be directed by Isao Yukisada and screenplay adaptation by Anne Horiizumi. The film, true to the original manga, falls squarely in the yaoi (boy’s love) genre and follows a married man who is propositioned by another man. In return for having an intimate relationship with him, he offers not to tell the married man’s wife about his affairs.
“The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese” will be released sometime during 2020 in Japan.
Kiichi Nakai, Kuranosuke Sasaki and Ryoko Hirosue are cast in sequel film “We Make Antiques 2.” The film is a sequel to 2018 movie “We Make Antiques.” Kiichi Nakai and Kuranosuke Sasaki will reprise their main character roles of Norio Koike and Sasuke Noda. Ryoko Hirosue will play new character Shino. Filming will begin mid-Febraury, 2019 and Masaharu Take will return to direct the sequel film.
“We Make Antiques 2” will be released January, 2020 in Japan.
Junichi Okada (‘V6’) is cast for the lead role in movie “Moeyo Ken.” Also cast in supporting roles are Kou Shibasaki, Ryohei Suzuki, Ryosuke Yamada (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’) and Hideaki Ito. The film is based on novel “Moeyo Ken” by Ryotaro Shiba which was previously adapted into a 1966 film version and 1970 drama series version. Masato Harada will direct the film and write the screenplay adaptation. In the film, Junichi Okada will play main character Toshizo Hijikata. He was a real life person and was the vice-commander of the Shinsengumi. Filming for “Moeyo Ken” will take place from February, 2019 to April, 2019 in Kyoto, Shiga and Okayama.
“Moeyo Ken” will be released sometime during 2020 in Japan.
English subtitled trailer added for movie “Samurai Marathon” starring Takeru Satoh. The film is directed by English filmmaker Bernard Rose and based on novel “Bakumatsu Marason Samurai” by Akihiro Dobashi. Another film based on a different novel by Akihiro Dobashi will be released later this year titled “Samurai Shifters.”
“Samurai Marathon” will be released February 22, 2019 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Diner” starring Tatsuya Fujiwara. Movie is based on 2012 novel “Diner” by Yumeaki Hirayama and directed by Mika Ninagawa (“Sakuran“). Announced for the film today in supporting roles are an impressive list of Masataka Kubota, Kanata Hongo, Shinji Takeda, Takumi Saito, Eriko Sato, Nobuaki Kaneko, Shun Oguri, Anna Tsuchiya, Miki Maya and Eiji Okuda. All of these supporting actors will play killers.
In addition, release date for the film is now set for July 5, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer added for movie “Just Only Love” starring Yukino Kishii and Ryo Narita. Movie is based on 2003 novel “Ai ga Nanda” by Naoki Prize wining author Mitsuyo Kakuta (“Paper Moon“). The trailer feature’s the movie’s theme song which is “Cakes” by indie pop-rock group Homecomings.
“Just Only Love” will be released April 19, 2019 in Japan.