Trailer #2 added for movie “A Banana? At This Time of Night?” starring Yo Oizumi, Mitsuki Takahata and Haruma Miura. The film is based on 2003 novel “Konna Yofuke ni Banana kayo” by Kazufumi Watanabe and directed by Tetsu Maeda. Teaser trailer #2 features the movie’s theme song which is “Flower” by Japanese rock band Porno Graffitti.
“A Banana? At This Time of Night?” will be released December 28, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster added for live-action film “Ibuki 192” starring Hidetoshi Nishijima and Kuranosuke Sasaki. Movie is based on manga “Kuubo Ibuki” by Kaiji Kawaguchi and directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu (“The Unbroken“). Premise for the film is set in the near future in Japan and takes place over a 24 hour period when Japan is attacked by a military force with unknown origins.
“Ibuki 192” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
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Teaser trailer and teaser poster for movie “Parallel World Love Story” starring Yuta Tamamori, Riho Yoshioka and Shota Sometani. Movie is based on novel “Parallel World Love Story” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Yoshitaka Mori (“Space Brothers“). Caption on the teaser poster asks in Japanese “Woman I love is indeed my lover? or my friend’s lover?” In addition, newly announced supporting cast members are Michitaka Tsutsui, Mimura, Hiroya Shimizu, Ron Mizuma, Nicole Ishida and Tomorowo Taguchi.
“Parallel World Love Story” will be released May 31, 2019.
Main trailer and poster added for live-action film “School-Live!” starring Nanami Abe, Midori Nagatsuki, Wakana Majima and Rio Kiyohara. The film is based on manga “Gakko Gurashi!” by Norimitsu Kaiho and illustrated by Sadoru Chiba. Issei Shibata (“The Chasing World“) directs the film. The film follows 4 teenage high school girls as they try to survive a zombie outbreak at their school.
“School-Live!” will be released January, 2019 in Japan.
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Teaser poster added for movie “Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa” starring Ren Nagase (King & Prince), Sho Kiyohara and Yuta Jinguji (King & Prince). The teaser poster features Butler Soma Kisaragi (Sho Kiyohara) serving a cup of flowers to Kaei Karasuma (Ren Nagase). Movie is based on novel series “Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa” by Shiina Takasato and directed by Shinji Kuma.
“Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa” will be released May 17, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer and poster for movie “Aiuta: My Promise To Nakuhito” (English title) starring Ryusei Yokohama, Kaya Kiyohara and Hiroki Iijima. Movie is based on the pop-rock song “AI Uta” by music group GReeeeN. 2017 film “Kiseki: Sobito of That Day” was also based on a different song by music group GReeeeN. The film follows Toru Nomiya (Ryusei Yokohama) as he meets his old friend Tatsuya Sakamoto (Hiroki Iijima). He begins to change thanks to Tatsuya Sakamoto.
“Aiuta: My Promise To Nakuhito” will be released January 25, 2019 in Japan.
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Shotaro Mamiya and Hinako Sakurai are cast in live-action film “Korosanai Kare to Shinanai Kanojyo.” The film is based on manga “Korosanai Kare to Shinanai Kanojyo” by Seikimatsu and directed by Keiichi Kobayashi (“The Time of Backlights“). In the film, Shotaro Mamiya plays high school student Rei Kosaka. He takes an interest in a girl played by Hinako Sakurai whom he sees burying a dead bee.
Filming for “Korosanai Kare to Shinanai Kanojyo” began October, 2018 and will finish December, 2018. “Korosanai Kare to Shinanai Kanojyo” will be released sometime during autumn, 2019 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer and teaser posters for live-action film “Back Street Girls: Gokudoruzu.” The film is based on manga series “Back Street Girls” by Jasmine Gyuh and directed by Keinosuke Hara. Cast in lead roles are (men) Jin Shirasu, Reiya Masaki, Masato Hanazawa, (women) Natsumi Okamoto, Ruka Matsuda and Akane Sakanoue. The film has the wacky premise of three young yakuza members who are forced by their yakuza boss to undergo sex change operations. This is so the men can then become a female idol group and make money for their boss.
“Back Street Girls: Gokudoruzu” will be released February 8, 2019 in Japan.
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Trailer 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. The film follows a young man (Ryunosuke Kamiki) able to see through the body of people who will soon die. He falls in love with a woman (Kasumi Arimura) and he foresees her death.
“Fortuna’s Eye” will be released February 15, 2019 in Japan.
Teaser poster and release date added for movie “Touken Ranbu: The Movie” starring Hiroki Suzuki, Yoshihiko Aramaki & Ryo Kitamura. Story for “Touken Ranbu: The Movie” follows 8 warriors who were transformed from 8 great swords. They go back in time to kill Nobunaga Oda who did not die as he should have according to history. Movie is directed by Saiji Yakumo. The film is based on collectible card video game “Touken Ranbu.”
“Touken Ranbu: The Movie” is now set for release January 18, 2019 in Japan.