Kento Yamazaki is cast for the lead role in live-action film “Kingdom.” The film is based on manga series “Kingdom” by Yasuhisa Hara and directed by Shinsuke Sato. Cast in supporting roles are Ryo Yoshizawa, Masami Nagasawa,Kanna Hashimoto and Takao Osawa. Filming for the movie has already been completed. Filming began April, 2018 in China and then took place in Japan for another one and a half months. The film is set in Qin Dynasty during the warring states period in China. Kento Yamazaki plays Shin who dreams of becoming a great military general. Ryo Yoshizawa will play two characters: Eisei (young King) and Hyou (childhood friend of Shin).
Meanwhile the first trailer for “Kingdom” has been added on AsianWiki. “Kingdom” will be released April 19, 2019.
Teaser trailer #2 added for movie “Ai Uta: Yakusoku no Nakuhito” starring Ryusei Yokohama, Kaya Kiyohara and Hiroki Iijima. The movie is based on song”Ai Uta” by pop rock group GReeeeN and directed by Yasuhiro Kawamura. This is the second film that is based on a song by GReeeeN. 2017 film “Kiseki: Sobito of That Day” was the first film based on a song by GReeeeN.
“Ai Uta: Yakusoku no Nakuhito” will be released January 25, 2019 in Japan.
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Takumi Saito is cast in movie “Mahjong Horoki 2020.” The film is based on novel “Mahjong Horoki” by Takehiro Irokawa and directed by Kazuya Shiraishi. Kazuya Shiraishi is known more for his darker suspense films like “The Devil’s Path” and “Birds Without Names.” In the film “Mahjong Horoki 2020,” Takumi Saito plays main character Boyatetsu. He travels to the year 2020 from the year 1945. While he becomes acclimated to a Tokyo that deals with a declining population and rising unemployment rate, he tries to play mahjong.
“Mahjong Horoki 2020” will be released April 5, 2019 in Japan.
Masami Nagasawa, Masahiro Higashide and Fumiyo Kohinata are cast in movie “The Confidence Man JP: The Movie.” The movie is a sequel to 2018 Fuji TV drama series “The Confidence Man JP.” Masami Nagasawa, Masahiro Higashide and Fumiyo Kohinata will reprise their respective characters from the drama series. Filming for “The Confidence Man JP: The Movie” finished recently and took about one and a half months to complete. Filming took place in Japan and Hong Kong, while the last scene filmed took place at Fuji Television Wangan Studio in Tokyo, Japan. Photo above is from the last day of filming for the movie. Movie is directed by Ryo Tanaka and scripted by Ryota Kosawa, both of whom worked on the original Fuji TV drama series version.
“The Confidence Man JP: The Movie” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
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Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Prince of Legend” starring Ryota Katayose, Hiroki Iijima, Akihisa Shiono and Nobuyuki Suzuki. The film is set at a high school where 14 males students take part in a competition to become Prince of Legend at their school. The movie version will follow NTV drama series “Prince of Legend” which will first air October 3, 2018. The drama series version will give a backdrop on the 14 male students and their reasons for taking part in the competition. Still images below is from the movie version.
Movie “Prince of Legend” will be released March 21, 2019 in Japan.
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Trailer for movie “Jam” starring Sho Aoyagi, Keita Machida and Nobuyuki Suzuki. The film is written and directed by SABU. The story for “Jam” follows three men who live in the same city and become involved in separate incidents.
“Jam” will be released December 1, 2018 in Japan.
Main trailer and poster for live-action film “Nise-Koi” starring Kento Nakajima and Ayami Nakajo. Movie is based on manga “Nisekoi” by Naoshi Komi and directed by Hayato Kawai. Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song has been selected which is “KawaE” by rock band “Yabai T-Shirts Yasan.” The theme song is featured in the main trailer.
“Nise-Koi” will be released December 21, 2018 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer for movie “Makuko” starring Hikaru Yamazaki, Ninon, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Risa Sudo. Movie is based 2016 novel “Makuko” by Kanako Nishi and directed by Keiko Tsuruoka
“Makuko” will be released March, 2019 in Japan.
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Ryo Narita and Yuina Kuroshima are cast for the lead roles in movie “Katsuben!” The film is written and directed by Masayuki Suo. Ryo Narita and Yuina Kuroshima were cast for the movie after going through auditions that took place for 3 months and involved about 100 applicants for the lead male role and 100 applicants for the lead female role. Also cast in supporting roles are Masatoshi Nagase, Kengo Kora, Mao Inoue, Takuma Otoo, Yutaka Takenouchi, Naoto Takenaka, Eri Watanabe and Fumiyo Kohinata. Story for “Katsuben!” is set at a silent movie theater about 100 years ago.
“Katsuben!” will be released December, 2019 in Japan.
Ken Yasuda is cast in live-action film “Haha o Nakushita Toki, Boku wa Ikotsu o Tabetai to Omotta.” Also cast in supporting roles are Mitsuko Baisho, Nao Matsushita, Jun Murakami and Renji Ishibashi. The film is based on manga “Haha o Nakushita Toki, Boku wa Ikotsu o Tabetai to Omotta” by Satoshi Miyagawa and directed by Tatsushi Omori. Story for the film follows a family who have started new lives after the death of the mother (Mitsuko Baisho), but a present from her is revived.
“Haha o Nakushita Toki, Boku wa Ikotsu o Tabetai to Omotta” will be released February, 2019 in Japan.