Jun 26 2017

Mahiro Takasugi cast in movie “The Longest Picture In The World”

Mahiro Takasugi is cast in new movie “The Longest Picture In The World” (literal title). The movie is based on novel “Sekai de Ichiban Nagi Shashin” by Tetsuya Honda and directed by Shogo Kusano. In addition, Rina Takeda is cast in a supporting role for the film. Story for “The Longest Picture In The World” follows a young man Hironobu (Mahiro Takasugi) who lives a boring and aimless life. He then comes across a camera that is able to take the longest panoramic shots. His life changes afterwards. Rina Takeda will the cousin of Hironobu.

Filming for “The Longest Picture In The World” will take place this summer and the movie will be released next summer in Japan.

 

Jun 26 2017

Hiroshi Abe & Nanako Matsushima cast in movie “When The Curtain of Prayer Descend”

Hiroshi Abe & Nanako Matsushima are cast in movie “When The Curtain of Prayer Descend” (literal title). The movie is based on novel “Inori no Maku ga Oriru Toki” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Katsuo Fukuzawa. Also cast in the movie are Junpei Mizobata, Rena Tanaka and Tsutomu Yamazaki. Movie follows 2012 film “The Wings of the Kirin” which is based on another novel in Keigo Higashino’s “Kyoichiro Kaga” mystery series.

Filming for “When The Curtain of Prayer Descend” began June 9, 2017 and finishes July 25, 2017.

Jun 26 2017

Trailer for live-action film “Ajin: Demi-Human”

Trailer and teaser #2 added for upcoming live-action film “Ajin: Demi-Human” starring Takeru Satoh. Movie is based on manga series “Ajin” by Gamon Sakurai and directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro. The trailer features theme song “Black  Memory” by alt-rock band “The Oral Cigarettes.” 20 seconds into the trailer, the narration states “That day, I knew the fact that i am Ajin. Ajin repeats life.”

“Ajin: Demi-Human” opens September 30, 2017 in Japan.

Jun 22 2017

Takahiro Miura, Shingo Tsurumi and Sei Shiraishi cast in movie “Shiori”

Takahiro Miura, Shingo Tsurumi and Sei Shiraishi are cast in new movie “Shiori” (literally “Bookmark”). The original screenplay is based on director’s Yusuke Sakakibara own experience when he worked as a physical therapist. In the film, Takahiro Miura plays physical therapist Masaya Takano. His father (Shingo Tsurumi) soon becomes a patient at the hospital where he works and his condition worsens. Masaya Takano’s other patients also experience difficulties which makes Masaya Takano feel helpless. A new patient, injured from a rugby match, though changes his outlook on his work.

Filming for “Shiori” took place in Oita Prefecture and has already completed. “Shiori” will be released in autumn, 2018 in Japan.

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Jun 21 2017

Poster and main trailer for movie “The Werewolf Game: Mad Land”

Poster and main trailer added for upcoming movie “The Werewolf Game: Mad Land” starring Nana Asakawa (SUPER☆GiRLS). Movie is the 6th film based on novel “Jinroh Game” by Ryo Kawakami and the second release this year. The movie features Nana Asakawa as high school student Moe Koike. She is forced to take part in the “The Werewolf Game” where the survivor receives one million yen.

“The Werewolf Game: Mad Land” opens July 15, 2017 in Japan.

Jun 15 2017

Kento Nakajima, Yuna Taira and Yuri Chinen cast in live-action film “That Is Not a Child But a Minor”

Kento Nakajima (‘Sexy Zone’), Yuna Taira and Yuri Chinen (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’) are cast in live-action film “That Is Not a Child But a Minor.” The movie is based on manga “Miseinen Dakedo Kodomo Janai” by Kanan Minami and directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa. Story for the film follows the marriage of Karin Oriyama (Yuna Taira) on her 16th birthday to high school senior Nao Tsurugi (Kento Nakajima). They keep their marriage a secret, but Isuzu Ebina (Yuri Chinen) learns of their secret. He has feelings for Karin Oriyama.

Filming for “That Is Not a Child But a Minor” takes place between August and September, 2017 in Tokyo and the movie will be released December 23, 2017 in Japan.