Sep 25 2018

Main trailer for movie “Lying to Mom”

Main trailer for movie “Lying to Mom” starring Ittoku KishibeHideko HaraMai Kiryu and Ryo Kase. Movie will have its world premiere at the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct. 25-Nov. 3, 2018) in the “Japanese Cinema Splash” section. Movie is written and directed by Katsumi Nojiri. The film follows the Suzuki family as they deal with the sudden death of the eldest son. His death causes the mother to lose her memory.

“Lying to Mom” will be released November 16, 2018 in Japan.

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Sep 25 2018

Miona Hori cast in live-action film “Hot Gimmick”

Miona Hori  from idol group ‘Nogizaka46’ is cast for the lead role in live-action film “Hot Gimmick.” Also cast in major supporting character roles are Hiroya Shimizu, Mizuki Itagaki and Shotaro Mamiya. The film is based on manga “Hot Gimmick” by Miki Aihara and will be directed by Yuki Yamato. In the film, Miona Hori will play Hatsumi Narita. She lives in apartment complex where her childhood friend Azusa Odagiri (Mizuki Itagaki) returns. Hiroya Shimizu will play Ryoki Tachibana and Shotaro Mamiya will play Shinogu Narita.

Filming for “Hot Gimmick” will begin mid-October, 2018 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan.

 

Sep 24 2018

Tori Matsuzaka cast in movie “Inemuri Iwane”

Tori Matsuzaka is cast in new movie “Inemuri Iwane.” The film is based on novel series “Inemuri Iwane Edo Zoshi” by Yasuhide Saeki. 2007 NHK drama series “Crossing of Heat Haze” (“Kagero no Tsuji”) is also based on the same novel series. In the NHK drama series version, Koji Yamamoto played main character Iwane Sakazaki. For movie “Inemuri Iwane,” Tori Matsuzaka will play main character Iwane Sakazaki. He is ordered to kill a childhood friend of his due to his friend killing another person. Katsuhide Motoki (“Samurai Hustle“) will direct the movie version.

Filming for “Inemuri Iwane” took place from March to April, 2018 in Kitsuki, Oita Prefecture and around the suburbs of Kyoto. “Inemuri Iwane” will be released May 17, 2019 in Japan.

Sep 22 2018

Masataka Kubota, Shota Matsuda and Maika Yamamoto cast in live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul 2”

Masataka Kubota, Shota Matsuda and Maika Yamamoto are cast in live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul 2.” The film is a sequel to 2017 film “Tokyo Ghoul” and is also based on manga series “Tokyo Ghoul” by Sui Ishida.

For “Tokyo Ghoul 2,” Masataka Kubota will reprise his role of Ken Kaneki who is half-ghoul and half-human. He hides out at cafe Anteiku. Meanwhile, Maika Yamamoto will play the role of Toka Kirishima. She takes over that role vacated by Fumika Shimizu who played Toka Kirishima in the 2017 film. Lastly, Shota Matsuda will play new character Shu Tsukiyama. He is known as the “Gourmet” and is a very powerful ghoul. Shu Tsukiyama did not appear in the 2017 film version.

Filming for “Tokyo Ghoul 2” will begin October, 2018 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan. A teaser trailer for “Tokyo Ghoul 2” can be viewed at AsianWiki.

Sep 21 2018

Main trailer and poster for movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps”

Main trailer and poster for movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” starring Ryoko Shinohara and Hidetoshi Nishijima. Move is based on 2015 novel “Ningyo no Nemuru Ie” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. The film follows a husband and wife who learn their daughter is brain dead after drowning in a pool.

“The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” will be released November 16, 2018 in Japan.

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Sep 20 2018

Main trailer and poster for movie “Under One Umbrella”

Main trailer and poster added for movie “Under One Umbrella” (“Ai Ai Gasa”) starring Kana KurashinaHayato Ichihara and Danshun Tatekawa. Movie is scripted and directed by Takayuki Takuma. The screenplay was first performed as a stage play which was also written and directed by Takayuki Takuma. The film follows a young woman who finds her father living in a small village after he went missing 25 years ago.

Release date for “Under One Umbrella” is now set for October 26, 2018 in Japan.

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Sep 19 2018

Teaser trailer and poster for movie “Fortuna’s Eye”

Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Fortuna’s Eye” starring Ryunosuke Kamiki and Kasumi Arimura. Movie is based on 2014 novel “Forutuna no Hitomi” by Naoki Hyakuta and directed by Takahiro Miki. In addition, main supporting cast members have been announced for the film. Now cast for the film are Jun Shison, Daigo, Airi Matsui, Yukiya Kitamura, Yuki Saito and Saburo Tokito.

“Fortuna’s Eye” will be released sometime next year in Japan.