May 11 2018

Teaser trailer for movie “Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo”

Teaser trailer added for movie “Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo” starring Taiga and Yo Yoshida. Movie is based on autobiographical manga “Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo” by Taiji Utagawa and directed by Osamu Minorikawa. The film deals with the estranged relationship between a young man and his mother.

“Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo” is now set for release sometime this November in Japan

May 10 2018

Yo Yoshida, Reo Sano, Nijiro Murakami cast in movie “Hanalei Bay” + teaser trailer

Yo YoshidaReo Sano (‘GENERATIONS’) and Nijiro Murakami are cast in movie “Hanalei Bay.” Movie is based on short story”Hanalei Bay” by Haruki Murakami and directed by Daishi Matsunaga (“Pieta in the Toilet“). Story for the film follows a mother played by Yo Yoshida who lost her son to a shark attack in Hawaii while he was surfing. She goes to the bay where her son died every year. There, she hears of a young man who sounds like her son.

In addition, first teaser trailer for the film has been added on AsianWiki. “Hanalei Bay” will be released October 19, 2018 in Japan.

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May 9 2018

Special teaser trailer “Punk Samurai Slash Down” + Masatoshi Nagase cast as General Monkey

Special teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Punk Samurai Slash Down” starring Gou Ayano and Keiko Kitagawa. The teaser trailer features the theme song for the movie which is none other than “Anarchy in the U.K.” by British punk band the Sex Pistols. Sadly, the teaser trailer is only 44 seconds long. Meanwhile, Masatoshi Nagase is cast as General Monkey in the upcoming film.

Punk Samurai Slash Down will be released June 30, 2018 in Japan.

May 9 2018

Ai Hashimoto cast in movie “Oz Land”

Ai Hashimoto is cast for a major supporting character role in movie “Oz Land” starring Haru and Hidetoshi Nishijima.

Ai Hashimoto will play Yayoi Tamachi in movie “Oz Land.” She works with Kurumi Namihiro (Haru) and Yoshiko Ozuka (Hidetoshi Nishijima) at an amusement park. She has a bright personality, which is different from her character in the original novel. “Oz Land” is based on 2015 novel “Ozu no Sekai” by Yoichi Komori and directed by Takafumi Hatano.

“Oz Land” will be released sometime this fall in Japan.

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May 7 2018

Ryunosuke Kamiki & Kasumi Arimura cast in movie “Fortuna’s Eye”

Ryunosuke KamikiKasumi Arimura are cast for lead roles in movie “Fortuna’s Eye.” The film is based on novel “Forutuna no Hitomi” by Naoki Hyakuta (“The Eternal Zero“) and directed by Takahiro Miki. Story for the film follows a young man (Ryunosuke Kamiki) with the special ability to see through the bodies of people who are soon to die. The woman he likes is played by Kasumi Arimura and he is able to suddenly see through her body.

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

May 4 2018

Teaser trailer for movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps”

Teaser trailer for upcoming movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” starring Ryoko Shinohara and Hidetoshi Nishijima. Movie is based on novel “Ningyo no Nemuru Ie” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. The film follows a husband and wife who must a difficult choice after their daughter falls into a coma and is later determined to be brain dead.

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

May 4 2018

Hana Sugisaki, Taiga, Satoru Kawaguchi, Chizuru Ikewaki and Jun Kunimura cast in omnibus film “Ten Years Japan”

Hana Sugisaki, Taiga, Satoru Kawaguchi, Chizuru Ikewaki and Jun Kunimura are cast in omnibus film “Ten Years Japan.” The movie will consist of 5 different segments and includes directors Akiyo Fujimura and Kei Ishikawa. The film is also produced by award-winning director Hirokazu Koreeda. Topics in the omnibus film cover Japan’s aging population, air pollution, artificial intelligence, & military service, all told in unique stories.

“Ten Years Japan” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.