Trailer and main cast announced for upcoming movie “Twelve Children Who Want to Die” (literal title). The movie is based on novel “Jyuni Nin no Shinitai Kodomotachi” by Tow Ubukata and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi (“20th Century Boys“). The twelve main cast members are Hana Sugisaki, Mackenyu Arata, Takumi Kitamura (member of ‘Dish’), Mahiro Takasugi, Yuina Kuroshima, Wariko Akika, Ai Yoshikawa, Riku Hagiwara, Yuto Fuchino, Ryota Bando, Kotone Furukawa and Aisa Takeuchi. The film follows 12 kids who gather at an abandoned hospital to die, but they find the body of a boy already dead there. They try to find the killer.
“Twelve Children Who Want to Die” will be released January 25, 2019.
Trailer for live-action film “The Island of Cats” starring Shinosuke Tatekawa, Kou Shibasaki and Kaoru Kobayashi. Movie is based on manga series “Neko to Jiichan” by Nekomaki and directed by Mitsuaki Iwago. The film follows 70-year-old Daikichi and his beloved cat. He lives on a small island. Kou Shibasak plays Michiko. She runs a cafe on the island.
“The Island of Cats” will be released February 22, 2019 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and character visuals added for movie “Touken Ranbu: The Movie.” The film is based on card video game”Touken Ranbu.” Meanwhile, below are character visuals of the main characters in the film. The visuals are of visuals of Yoshihiko Aramaki as Kunihiro Yamanbagiri, Masanari Wada as Hasebe Heshikiri, Fuma Sadamoto as Toushirou Honebami, Hiroki Suzuki as Munechika Mikazuki, Hiroaki Iwanaga as Nihongo and Tomoki Hirose as Uguisumaru.
“Touken Ranbu: The Movie” will be releasedJanuary 18, 2019 in Japan.
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Koichi Sato and Ken Watanabe are cast in movie “Fukushima 50.” The film is based on 2012 nonfiction novel “Shi no Fuchi o Mita Otoko: Yoshida Masao to Fukushima Daiichi Genpatsu no 500-nichi” by Ryusho Kadota and directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu (“The Unbroken“). Story for “Fukushima 50” takes place over 5 days during the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant first caused by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Koichi Sato and Ken Watanabe play employees at the nuclear power plant. 50 workers stay at the power after it is hit by the tsunami and try to contain a horrific situation. Filming for “Fukushima 50” begins late November, 2018 and finishes lat January, 2019.
“Fukushima 50” will be released sometime during 2020 in Japan.
Trailer and poster for movie “Haha o Nakushita Toki, Boku wa Ikotsu o Tabetai to Omotta” starring Ken Yasuda, Mitsuko Baisho and Nao Matsushita. Movie is based on manga “Haha o Nakushita Toki, Boku wa Ikotsu o Tabetai to Omotta” by Satoshi Miyagawa and directed by Tatsushi Omori. The film deals with the relationship between a mother, her son and her daughter-in-law, before and after the mother’s death.
“Haha o Nakushita Toki, Boku wa Ikotsu o Tabetai to Omotta” will be released February 22, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer for movie “Samurai Marathon 1855” starring Takeru Satoh, Nana Komatsu, Mirai Moriyama and Shota Sometani. Movie is based on 2014 novel “Bakumatsu Marason Samurai” by Akihiro Dobashi and directed by British film director Bernard Rose. The story has Jinnai Karasawa (Takeru Satoh) running in a marathon to save the domain head from assassins sent by the central Edo government.
“Samurai Marathon 1855” will be released February 22, 2019 in Japan.
Main trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Until I Meet September’s Love” starring Issey Takahashi and Haruna Kawaguchi. Movie is based on 2007 novel “Kugatsu no Koi to Deau Made” by Yumi Matsuo and directed by Toru Yamamoto (“G’mor evian!“). Meanwhile, the theme song for the movie has been announced which is “Koi” by rock band Androp. The theme song appears in the main trailer. The trailer begins with captions in Japanese that says “Here is the future 1 year later.” Supporting cast members have also been announced for the film which includes Kenta Hamano, Yuko Nakamura, Rina Kawaei, Yutaro Furutachi and Mickey Curtis.
“Until I Meet September’s Love” is now scheduled for release March 1, 2019 in Japan.
Shuhei Nomura is cast in movie “Walking Man.” In the film, Shuhei Nomura will play main character Atomu. The film itself incorporates real life experiences of rapper Anarchy and he also directs the film. The film also marks Anarchy’s first time directing a movie. Filming for “Walking Man” will begin November 20, 2018.
“Walking Man” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Tomoki Hirose is cast in sequel film “Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru 2.” Tomoki Hirose will reprise his role of Reiji Benii. In the 2017 film “Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru,” Reiji Benii worked at a private detective agency that he inherited from his grandfather. “Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru 2” will have Reiji Benii looking into a case involving a missing sword. Yasutaka Mori directs the sequel film.
“Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru 2” will be released sometime during summer, 2019 in Japan.
Main trailer and posters added for movie “Snow Flower” starring Hiroomi Tosaka and Ayami Nakajo. Movie is based on the song “Yuki no Hana” by Mika Nakashima. Parts of the film were shot on location in Finland. Meanwhile, above is the main poster for the upcoming film. Below are two promotional visuals for the film. The first visual is a “Summer Finland” version and the second visual is a “Winter Finland” version. The film tells a love story between a man who dreams of becoming a glass craftsman and a woman who is given only 1 year to live due to a liver disease.
“Snow Flower” will be released February 1, 2019 in Japan.
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