Dec 26 2019

Main poster & trailer for movie “First Love”

Main poster and trailer added for “First Love” starring Masataka Kubota and Sakurako Konishi. The film is directed by Takashi Miike. Trailer for “First Love” begins with a doctor telling boxer Reo Katsuragi (Masataka Kubota) that he doesn’t have much time left to live. Below are still images from the upcoming film.

“First Love” already screened at the 51st Directors’ Fortnight held in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival and the film will be released February 28, 2020 in Japan.

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Dec 24 2019

Trailer & poster for live-action film “Fancy”

Trailer and poster added for live-action film “Fancy” starring Masatoshi Nagase, Masataka Kubota, and Sakurako Konishi. Movie is based on story “Fancy” from manga collection  “Gakkou”  by Naoki Yamamoto and directed by Masaoki Hirota. The film follows the bizarre relationship between mailman Akira Takasu (Masatoshi Nagase), poet Penguin (Masataka Kubota) and his female fan (Sakurako Konishi). 

“Fancy” will be released February 7, 2020.

Dec 20 2019

Teaser poster and titles for last two “Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter” films

Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming films “Rurouni Kenshin: The Final” and “Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning” starring Takeru Satoh. Both of these two films comprise “Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter.” Filming for the two movies took place for over 7 months and more than 43 locations around Japan including Kyoto, Nara, Shiga, Mie, Hyogo, Kumamoto, Hiroshima, Tochigi, Saitama, and Shizuoka. The story line for the two final films has Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh) going up against mysterious weapons dealer Enishi and the secret of Kenshin Himura’s “Jujishou” is revealed. In addition, first group of supporting cast members has been revealed for the films. They are Emi Takei, Munetaka Aoki, Yu Aoi, and Riku Ohnishi. Riku Ohnishi will play a new character Yahiko Myojin, while the other three will reprise their respective characters from prior films.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Final” will be released July 3, 2020 and “Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning” will be released August 7, 2020 in Japan.

Dec 18 2019

Teaser trailer and poster for movie “The Confidence Man JP: Princess”

Teaser trailer and poster added for sequel film “The Confidence Man JP: Princess” starring Masami Nagasawa, Masahiro Higashide, & Fumiyo Kohinata. The sequel film to 2019 movie “The Confidence Man JP: The Movie” and 2018 Fuji TV drama series “The Confidence Man JP” will be set in Langkawi, Malaysia. Supporting cast members who will play new characters in the sequel film are Alan Shirahama, Nagisa Sekimizu, Yuta Furukawa, Kyohei Shibata, and Kinya Kitaoji.

“The Confidence Man JP: Princess” will be released May 1, 2020 in Japan.

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Dec 17 2019

Taiga Nakano & Ryuya Wakaba cast in movie “All the Things We Never Said”

Taiga Nakano and Ryuya Wakaba are cast in movie “All the Things We Never Said.” The movie is written and directed by Yuya Ishii. According to the director, he wrote the script over a period of 3 days. Taiga Nakano will play ordinary man Atsuhisa Yamada, who witnesses his wife having an affair, but is unable to say anything about it. Ryuya Wakaba will play his childhood friend Takeda. The film is planned for release in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao as well as Japan for sometime next year.

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