Apr 24 2019

Trailer for movie “Nagi Machi”

Trailer for movie “Nagi Machi” starring Shingo Katori and Yuri Tsunematsu. Movie is scripted by Masato Kato (“Midnight Bus“) and directed by Kazuya Shiraishi (“Birds Without Names“). Caption in the trailer teases with 19 second mark “Man who experienced hard times in his life,” 51 seconds “Who killed her?,” 61 seconds “Due to this madness,” 66 seconds “The truth gets distorted,” 72 seconds “Foolish people’,” 86 seconds “Was hidden in the name of ‘love.’ The truth of the case.”

“Nagi Machi” will be released  June, 2019 in Japan.


Apr 23 2019

Minami Hamabe, Takumi Kitamura, Riko Fukumoto & Eiji Akaso cast in live-action film “Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare.”

Minami Hamabe, Takumi Kitamura, Riko Fukumoto and Eiji Akaso are cast in live-action film “Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare.” The film is based on manga “Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare” by Io Sakisaka and directed by Takahiro Miki. This is third live-action film adaptation of an Io Sakisaka manga, following 2014 film “Blue Spring Ride” and 2015 film “Strobe Edge.” 2014 film “Blue Spring Ride” was also directed by Takahiro Miki. Story for “Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare” follows two high school girls played by Minami Hamabe & Takumi Kitamura who have different personalities, but are friends. They become interested in guys who are known to the other girl.

“Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare” will be released August, 2020 in Japan.

Apr 19 2019

Ryota Katayose & Kanna Hashimoto cast in live-action film “Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight”

Ryota Katayose (‘GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE’) and Kanna Hashimoto are cast for lead roles in live-action film “Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight.” Gordon Maeda is also cast in a major supporting character role. The film is based on manga series “Gozen 0 ji, Kiss Shi ni Kite yo ” by Rin Mikimoto (“Close Range Love“) and directed by Takehiko Shinjo (“Heavenly Forest“).

“Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight” will be released December, 2019 in Japan.

Apr 18 2019

Shun Oguri and Gen Hoshino cast in movie “The Voice in the Crime”

Shun Oguri and Gen Hoshino are cast for lead roles in movie “The Voice in the Crime” (literal title). The movie is based on 2016 novel “Tsumi no Koe” by Takeshi Shiota. The novel itself gives a fictionalized account of a real life extortion crime case that took place in the 1980’s known as the “The Glico Morinaga case.” For the movie, Shun Oguri will play newspaper reporter Eiji Akutsu. He works on a story about an unsolved case from 30 years earlier. The case involved an extortion attempt by a group of people targeting several companies. Meanwhile, Gen Hoshino will play Toshiya Sone. He learns by accident that as a child he may have had a direct connection to the crime. Movie is directed by Nobuhiro Doi.

Filming for “The Voice in the Crime” is already underway and will finish June, 2019. “The Voice in the Crime” will be released sometime in 2020.

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Apr 17 2019

Teaser posters for comedy film “Hit Me Anyone One More Time”

Here’s two teaser posters for upcoming “Hit Me Anyone One More Time” starring Kiichi Nakai. Announced today to play supporting characters are Eiko Koike, Yuki Saito, Yoshino Kimura and Yo Yoshida. The film is written and directed by Koki Mitani so you know the film will be a well done screwball comedy. This time around, Kiichi Nakai plays a man who wakes up with amnesia and then slowly realizes he is a the prime minister of Japan.

“Hit Me Anyone One More Time” is now scheduled for release September 13, 2019 in Japan.

Apr 17 2019

Main trailer and poster for movie “How To Bring Women Back Into A Good Humor”

Main trailer and poster added for movie “How To Bring Women Back Into A Good Humor” starring Akari Hayami and Yuta Hiraoka. In the comedy film, Akari Hayami plays AI researcher Ai Majima who works at a wedding hall to research the mindset of women and men. Movie will have its world premiere at the upcoming 11th annual Okinawa International Movie Festival (April 18-21, 2019) and then have its general release June 15, 2019 in Japan.

Apr 15 2019

Takahiro, Hayato Ichihara & Yoshinori Okada cast in movie “3 Nin no Nobunaga”

Takahiro (‘EXILE’), Hayato Ichihara and Yoshinori Okada are cast in movie “3 Nin no Nobunaga.” Also cast in supporting roles are Masahiro Takashima, Kazuyuki Aijima, Goki Maeda and Nozomi Bando (‘E-girls’). The film has the three lead men claiming to be Nobunaga Oda and Ujinori Kanbara played by Masahiro Takashima tries to figure out which one is the real Nobunaga Oda. Movie is written and directed by Kei Watanabe(“High & Low The Movie“).

“3 Nin no Nobunaga” will be released September 20, 2019 in Japan.

Apr 12 2019

Teaser trailer for movie “Ichigo no Uta”

Teaser trailer added for movie “Ichigo no Uta” starring Yutaro Furutachi and Shizuka Ishibashi. Movie is based on a novel “Ichigo no Uta” by Yoshikazu Okada and Kazunobu Mineta from punk rock band Ging Nang Boyz. The novel itself is based on 7 songs from the Ging Nang Boyz. Not so surprisingly, the teaser trailer also reveal’s the theme song for the film which is “Ichigo no Uta” by “Ging Nang Boyz.” The song was written by Kazunobu Mineta for the film.

“Ichigo no Uta” is now set for release July 5, 2019 in Japan.

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