May 3 2017

Teaser trailer #2 for movie “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store”

Teaser trailer #2 added for upcoming movie “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store” starring Ryosuke Yamada, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono & Nijiro Murakami. Movie is based on 2011 novel “Namiya Zakkaten no Kiseki” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki. Storu for “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store” revolves around a mailbox at a general store that sends letter between the past and present. Teaser trailer #2 also features actual footage from the film for the first time.

“The Miracles of the Namiya General Store” opens September 23, 2017 in Japan.
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May 3 2017

Takuya Kimura and Kazunari Ninomiya cast in movie “Criminal for the Prosecution”

Takuya Kimura and Kazunari Ninomiya are cast in new suspense film “Criminal for the Prosecution” (literal title). The movie is based on 2013 novel “Kensatsugawa no Zainin” by Shusuke Shizukui and directed by Masato Harada. Amazingly, the movie marks the first time Takuya Kimura and Kazunari Ninomiya will have worked together. In the upcoming film, both Takuya Kimura and Kazunari Ninomiya will play Tokyo public prosecutors. They work on a case involving the death of a money lender and a suspect who was previously involved in a murder case involving a middle school girl.

Filming for “Criminal for the Prosecution” takes place from July, 2017 to August, 2017 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan.

May 1 2017

Teaser trailer and poster for live-action film “The Time of Backlights”

Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming live-action film “The Time of Backlights” starring Mahiro Takasugi & Wakana Aoi. Movie is based on manga “Gyakko no Koro” by Katsuki Tanaka and directed by Keiichi Kobayashi. Story for “The Time of Backlights” is set in picturesque Kyoto and follows the relationship between longtime friends Takatoyo Akada (Mahiro Takasugi) and Mikoto (Wakana Aoi).

Release date for “The Time of Backlights” is set for July 8, 2017 in Japan.

Apr 28 2017

Yuri Chinen, Taishi Nakagawa & Nana Komatsu cast in live-action film “Kids on the Slope”

Yuri Chinen (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’), Taishi Nakagawa and Nana Komatsu are cast in live-action film “Kids on the Slope.” The live-action film is based on manga “Sakamichi no Apollon” by Yuki Kodama and directed by Takahiro Miki. Story for “Kids on the Slope” has Yuri Chinen playing introverted freshman high school student Kaoru Nishimi. He moves out to a new town because of his father’s job and meets two students played by Taishi Nakagawa & Nana Komatsu. Kaoru Nishimi discovers the joy of playing jazz music with his friends. Yuri Chinen & Taishi Nakagawa have been practicing playing the piano and drums since last year to play their roles.

“Kids on the Slope” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Apr 26 2017

Suzu Hirose cast in live-action film “Chihayafuru Part 3”

Suzu Hirose is cast in live-action film “Chihayafuru Part 3” (“Chihayafuru Musubi”). Also set to return to their familiar roles are Shuhei Nomura, Mackenyu, Mone Kamishiraishi, Yuma Yamoto, Yuki Morinaga, Hiroya Shimizu and Mayu Matsuoka. The film will also feature new cast members Mio Yuki, Hayato Sano (‘M!LK’), Kaya Kiyohara and Kento Kaku. The film takes places 2 years after “Chihayafuru Part 2” with Chihaya Ayase (Suzu Hirose) now a high school senior. Movie is based on manga series “Chihayafuru” by Yuki Suetsugu.

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