Mitsuki Takahata and Kento Yamazaki are cast in live-action film “Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku.” The film is based on webcomic “Wotaku ni Koi ha Muzukashii” by Fujita and will be directed by Yuichi Fukuda (“Gintama“). For the film, Mitsuki Takahata will play Narumi Momose and Kento Yamazaki will play Hirotaka Nifuji. They are both otaku (the girl a fan of boys’ love manga and the boy a fan of gaming) and they decide to date.
Filming for “Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku” will take place from October to November, 2018. The film will be released via Toho sometime next year in Japan.
5 supporting cast members have been announced for upcoming movie “What Is Love” (literal title) starring Yukino Kishii and Ryo Narita. The newly announced supporting cast members are Mai Fukagawa (former member of ‘Nogizaka46’), Ryuya Wakaba, Reiko Kataoka, Mariko Tsutsui and Noriko Eguchi. The film is based on 2003 novel “Ai ga Nanda” by Mitsuyo Kakuta and directed by Rikiya Imaizumi.
For the supporting characters, Mai Fukagawa will play Yoko. She is friends with lead female character Teruko (Yukino Kishii). Ryuya Wakaba will play Nakamura. He understands Teruko well and likes Yoko. Reiko Kataoka will play the boss of Teruko. Mariko Tsutsui will play Yoko’s mother and Noriko Eguchi will play Sumire.
“What Is Love” is now targeted for release sometime during spring, 2019 in Japan.
Main trailer and poster added for movie “Run! T High School Basketball Club” starring Jun Shison, Hayato Sano and Akari Hayami. The film follows a high school basketball team led by Yoichi Tadokoro (Jun Shison). Movie is based on 2007 novel “Hashire! T Ko Basuketto Bu” by Hiroshi Matsuzaki.
“Run! T High School Basketball Club” will be released November 3, 2018 in Japan.
Main trailer and poster for movie “The Seven Conferences” (literal title) starring Mansai Nomura, Teruyuki Kagawa and Mitsuhiro Oikawa. Movie is based on 2012 novel “Nanatsu no Kaigi” by Jun Ikeido and directed by Katsuo Fukuzawa. Author Jun Ikeido recently had another one of his novels “Soratobu Taiya” adapted into the movie “Recall” after WOWOW aired the drama series version “The Flying Tire” back in 2009. Like that novel, “The Seven Conferences” was first adapted into 2013 NHK drama series “The Seven Conferences.” Movie also features Yo Yoshida, Tao Tsuchiya and Junpei Mizobata in supporting roles.
“The Seven Conferences” will be released February 1, 2018 in Japan.
Poster and trailer for movie “Konomichi” starring Nao Omori and Akira (EXILE). The film is based on an original screenplay by Riko Sakaguchi and directed by Kiyoshi Sasabe. The film follows two men (who were real people) who are tasked to write children’s songs. They are then ordered to write a song to help get children onto the battlefield during the war.
“Konomichi” will be released January 11, 2019 in Japan.
Ryusei Yokohama and Masaki Nakao are cast in new movie “Cheer Boys!!” The film is based on 2010 novel “Cheer Danshi!!” by Ryo Asai. For the film, Ryusei Yokohama and Masaki Nakao will play main characters Haruki Bando and Kazuma Hashimoto. The two childhood friends both quit judo and decide to form cheerleading group “Breakers.”
“Cheer Boys!!” will be released summer, 2019 in Japan.
Main trailer for movie “You Are the Apple of My Eye” starring Yuki Yamada and Asuka Saito. Movie is a remake of 2011 Taiwan film “You Are the Apple of My Eye.”
Meanwhile, here’s 4 new still images from “You Are the Apple of My Eye.” 3 of the still images features Asuka Saito in a wedding dress and the other still image is of Takara Sakumoto, Keisuke Nakata and Ryosuke Yusa.
“You Are the Apple of My Eye” will be released October 5, 2018 in Japan.
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Trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Gokko” starring Junior Chihara, Yuka and Nanaka Hirao. Movie is based on manga “Gokko” by Hiroyuki Shoji and directed by Naoto Kumazawa. The trailer also reveals the movie’s theme song which is “Hokorobi Gokko” by rock band Indigo la End.
“Gokko” will be released October 20, 2018 in Japan.
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Suzu Hirose, Ryo Yoshizawa and Shinichi Tsutsumi are cast in movie “Ichido Shinde Mita.” In the film, Suzu Hirose will play main character Nanase Nobata. Her father Kei Nobata (Shinichi Tsutsumi) is the CEO of a pharmaceutical company. He takes a drug which makes him deceased, but come back to life two days later. Something goes wrong though and Nanase Nobata tries to bring her father back to life.
Filming for “Ichido Shinde Mita” will take place from September, 2018 and finish early October, 2018. “Ichido Shinde Mita” will be released sometime in 2020.
Main trailer for movie “The Antique” starring Haru Kuroki and Shuhei Nomura. Meanwhile, movie’s theme song has been selected which is “Kita-Kamakura no Omoide” by rock band Southern All Stars. The theme song appears in the trailer. Movie follows 2013 Fuji TV drama series “Antiquarian Bookshop Biblia’s Case Files” and is based on novels “Biblia Koshodo no Jiken Techou” by En Mikami. Yukiko Mishima directs the film.
“The Antique” will be released November 1, 2018 in Japan.
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