Apr 5 2019

Teaser trailer and teaser poster for movie “Hikita-san! Gokainin Desuyo”

Teaser trailer and teaser poster added for movie “Hikita-san! Gokainin Desuyo” starring Yutaka Matsushige and Keiko Kitagawa. Movie is based on essay by “Hikita-san! Gokainin Desuyo” by Kunio Hikita and directed by Toru Hosokawa (“Golden Orchestra“). Caption on the teaser poster states in Japanese “Due to wife’s single word, everything changed.”

“Hikita-san! Gokainin Desuyo” will be released October, 2019 in Japan.

Apr 3 2019

Yudai Chiba & Ryo Narita cast in sequel film “Stolen Identity 2”

Yudai Chiba & Ryo Narita are cast in sequel film “Stolen Identity 2” (working title). The film will be directed by Hideo Nakata again and the movie is based on novel “Sumaho o Otoshita dake nanoni: Toraware no Satsujinki” by Akira Shiga. Yudai Chiba and Ryo Narita will reprise their roles from 2018 film “Stolen Identity.” In the sequel film, Yudai Chiba’s Manabu Kagaya investigates a new murder case.

Meanwhile, an early teaser trailer for “Stolen Identity 2” is added on AsianWiki. “Stolen Identity 2” will be released sometime during 2020.

Apr 2 2019

Takumi Kitamura, Nana Komatsu & Ryo Yoshizawa cast in movie “Sakura”

Takumi Kitamura (‘Dish’), Nana Komatsu and Ryo Yoshizawa are cast in movie “Sakura.” The film is based on 2005 novel “Sakura” by Kanako Nishi (“Yellow Elephant“) and directed by Hitoshi Yazaki (“Strawberry Shortcakes“). In the film “Sakura,” Takumi Kitamura, Nana Komatsu and Ryo Yoshizawa will play siblings. A car accident that the oldest child (played by Ryo Yoshizawa) gets into causes major grief for the family. The title of the film “Sakura” refers to the family dog named Sakura. Filming for the movie will begin April, 2019 in Japan.

“Sakura” will be released summer, 2020 in Japan.

Apr 1 2019

Trailer and poster for live-action film “Rose and Tulip”

Trailer and poster for live-action film “Rose and Tulip” (literal title) starring Lee Joon-Ho (2PM) and Mitsuki Tanimura. Movie is based on manga series “Bara to Tsuripu” by Akiko Higashimura (“Princess Jellyfish“) and directed by Teruo Noguchi. Movie’s screenplay adaptation is written by Saeki Nejime who wrote the screenplay for 2007 film “Curling Love” which starred Korean actor Kim Seung-Woo and Japanese actress Kazue Fukiishi. The trailer for “Rose and Tulip” also contains the movie’s theme song which is “Nothing But You” by Lee Joon-Ho.

“Rose and Tulip” will be released May 3, 2019 in Japan.

Mar 29 2019

Takeru Satoh cast in movie “Over Night”

Takeru Satoh is cast in movie “Over Night” (literal title). Also cast in supporting roles are Ryohei Suzuki, Mayu Matsuoka and Yuko Tanaka. The film is scripted by Izumi Takahashi and directed by Kazuya Shiraishi. The duo previously worked together on movies “Lost Paradise in Tokyo,” “The Devil’s Path” and “Sunny / 32.” In the film “Over Night” Takeru Satoh will play Yuji. His older brother is Hiroki played by Ryohei Suzuki, sister Sonoko played by Mayu Matsuoka and mother Koharu played by Yuko Tanaka. A life altering case hit the family 15 years earlier and they meet again now for the first time since that case.

“Over Night” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.

Mar 27 2019

Yutaka Matsushige & Keiko Kitagawa cast in movie “Hikita-san! Gokainin Desuyo”

Yutaka Matsushige and Keiko Kitagawa are cast in movie “Hikita-san! Gokainin Desuyo.” Yutaka Matsushige and Keiko Kitagawa will play a married couple who decide to have a baby, but have trouble conceiving a child. The movie is based on 2012 personal essay “Hikita-san! Gokainin Desuyo” by Kunio Hikita and directed by Toru Hosokawa (“Golden Orchestra“). Filming for the movie took place from April to May, 2018. “Hikita-san! Gokainin Desuyo” will screen in competition section at the upcoming 9th Beijing International Film Festival which is held from April 13 to April 20, 2019 and then have its general release October, 2019 in Japan.