Trailer and main poster added for movie “To The Ends of the Earth” starring Atsuko Maeda. Movie is written and directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The film is also notable in that it was filmed in Uzbekistan. Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s 2013 film “Seventh Code” was his first film shot outside of Japan (that one was filmed in Vladivostok, Russia) and also starred Atsuko Maeda. Meanwhile, the caption on the main poster states “My mind became like a missing child.”
“To The Ends of the Earth” is set for release June 14, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer #2 & main poster added for “The Confidence Man JP: The Movie” starring Masami Nagasawa, Masahiro Higashide and Fumiyo Kohinata. Movie is a sequel to 2018 Fuji TV drama series “The Confidence Man JP” and is set in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song is “Pretender” by “Official HIGE DANdism” and the theme song appears in trailer #2.
“The Confidence Man JP: The Movie” will be released May 17, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer #2 added for upcoming movie “Iwane: Sword of Serenity” starring Tori Matsuzaka and Fumino Kimura. Trailer #2 features the movie’s theme song which is Loved” by singer Misia. The film is based on novel series “Inemuri Iwane Edo Zoshi” by Yasuhide Saeki.
“Iwane: Sword of Serenity” will be released May 17, 2019.
Main poster & trailer added for movie “Let’s Go Breakers” starring Ryusei Yokohama and Masaki Nakao. Movie is based on 2010 novel “Cheer Danshi!!” by Ryo Asai (“The Kirishima Thing“). The film follows male cheerleader group “Breakers.”
“Let’s Go Breakers” will be released May 10, 2019 in Japan.
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Trailer for live-action film “The Fable” starring Junichi Okada. The film is based on manga series “The Fable” by Katsuhisa Minami and directed by Kan Eguchi.
“The Fable” will be released June 21, 2019 in Japan.
Akari Hayami is cast in NTV drama special “Way To Make Women Feel Better” (literal title). Also cast in the drama special are Yuta Hiraoka, Rena Matsui and Daichi Saeki. A movie version “Way To Make Women Feel Better,” starring the same main cast members, will also be released sometime this summer. Both the NTV drama special and feature film version are based on essay “Onna no Kigen no Naoshi Kata” by Ihoko Kurokawa.
NTV drama special “Way To Make Women Feel Better” will consist of 3 episodes and will are March 16, 23, 30, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer added for horror film “Satsujinki wo Kauonna” starring Rin Asuka, Shoka Oshima, Airi Matsuyama and Hitomi Nakatani. Movie is based on 2010 novel “Satsujinki wo Kau Onna” by Kei Ohishi (“Sweet Whip“) and directed by Hideo Nakata. The film follows a woman with multiple personalites.
“Satsujinki wo Kauonna” will be released April 12, 2019 in Japan.
Kazunari Ninomiya and Satoshi Tsumabuki are cast in movie “The Asada Family” (literal title). The film is motivated by photography books “Asadake” and “Album no Chikara” by photographer Masashi Asada. Filming for “The Asada Family” will take place from March, 2019 to April, 2019. The film will be written and directed by Ryota Nakano (“Her Love Boils Bathwater“). Story for “The Asada Family” will follow photographer Masashi Asada (Kazunari Ninomiya) and his family.
“The Asada Family” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Teaser 2 for movie “Sadako” starring Elaiza Ikeda, Takashi Tsukamoto and Hiroya Shimizu. The trailer features the song “feels like ‘HEAVEN'” which is the theme song from 1998 horror film “Ring.” Movie is again directed by Hideo Nakata.
“Sadako” will be released May 24, 2019.
Main trailer and poster added for upcoming romance-mystery film “Parallel World Love Story” starring Yuta Tamamori, Riho Yoshioka and Shota Sometani. Movie is based on 1995 novel “Parallel World Love Story” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Yoshitaka Mori (“Space Brothers“). In addition, the movie’s theme song has been revealed as “Shitto Sareru Beki Jinsei” by singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada. Theme song “Shitto Sareru Beki Jinsei” is featured in the main trailer.
“Parallel World Love Story” will be released May 31, 2019 in Japan.