Main trailer & poster added for upcoming movie “The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue” starring Shizuka Ishibashi & Sosuke Ikematsu. Movie is directed by Yuya Ishii and based on the poetry book “Yozora wa Itsudemo Saiko Mitsudo no Aoiro da” by Tahi Saihate. “The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue” had its world premiere in the Forum section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival and will have its general release May 13, 2017 in Japan.
Posts Categorized: Japanese Movies
Natsumi Okamoto is cast in new live-action film “Joryu Tohaiden Aki.” The film is based on manga series “Aki” by Keiji Hanasaki & Mitsuru Osaki, which is itself based on the life of professional mahjong player Aki Nikaido. Movie will be directed by Yutaro Nakamura and distributed by AMG Entertainment.
“Joryu Tohaiden Aki” will be released sometime this summer in Japan.
Here’s two posters for upcoming film “Before We Vanish” starring Masami Nagasawa & Ryuhei Matsuda. Movie is directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa and based on play “Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha.” Story for “Before We Vanish” revolves around a husband (Ryuhei Matsuda) who goes missing for a week and when he returns, he has a completely different personality. The husband eventually confesses he is an alien and came to invade the planet.
“Before We Vanish” opens September 9, 2017.
Main trailer added for upcoming movie “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” (literal title) starring Takumi Kitamura, Minami Hamabe, Shun Oguri & Keiko Kitagawa. Movie is based on best-selling novel “Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai” by Yoru Sumino. Movie is set in the romance genre and follows I, Sakura Yamauchi and Kyoko. I learned in high school that Sakura Yamauchi has a fatal pancreatic disease. In the present day, I is set to marry Kyoko who was friends with Sakura Yamauchi in high school.
“I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” opens July 28, 2017 in Japan.
Here’s the first still image of Mugi Kadowaki in upcoming movie “Sekai wa Kyou kara Kimi no Mono.” In the film, Mugi Kadowaki plays Masami Konuma. Her character is a hikkimori and otaku. Thanks to her father, she gets a job as an illustrator for a video gaming company.
Release date for “Sekai wa Kyou kara Kimi no Mono” is now set for July 15, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Tori Girl” starring Tao Tsuchiya, Shotaro Mamiya & Mahiro Takasugi. Movie is based on novel “Tori Garu!” by Kou Nakamura & directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa. Story revolves around a high school flying club and a love triangle between members.
“Tori Girl” will be released September 1, 2017 in Japan.
Trailer for movie “Laughing Lucky Cats” (“Warau Manekineko”) starring Fumika Shimizu & Rena Matsui. Movie is based on 2004 novel “Warau Manekineko” by Yukihisa Yamamoto and directed by Ken Iizuka. Story for the film follows two women who struggle to make it as a comedy duo.
“Laughing Lucky Cats” opens April 29, 2017 in Japan.
Sho Sakurai (‘Arashi’), Suzu Hirose and Sota Fukushi are cast in new movie “Laplace’s Witch” (literal title). The film is based on Keigo Higashino‘s 80th novel “Rapurasu no Majo” and directed by Takashi Miike. The upcoming film is setup as a science mystery with two poisoning deaths taking place near two different hot springs in Japan. Professor & geochemist Shusuke Aoe is tasked to find out whether the deaths occurred naturally or were murders. Suzu Hirose will play Madoka Uhara. She appears when Shusuke Aoe examines the cases. Sota Fukushi will play Kento Amakasu. He is a mysterious young man who went missing and connected with Madoka Uhara.
“Laplace’s Witch” will be released sometime next year in Japan.