Jan 10 2019

Sosuke Ikematsu & Yu Aoi cast in live-action film “Miyamoto kara Kimi e”

Sosuke Ikematsu and Yu Aoi are cast in live-action film “Miyamoto kara Kimi e.” Movie is based on manga series “Miyamoto kara Kimi e” by Hideki Arai and follows 2018 TV Tokyo drama series “Miyamoto kara Kimi e.” Also cast in the live-action film are Kenichi Matsuyama, Tokio Emoto, Hosshan and Kanji Furutachi. All of the announced cast members appeared in the drama series version and will reprise their respective roles. Filming for the movie began September 29, 2018 and finished October 30, 2018. Below is a still image from the movie with Sosuke Ikematsu as Hiroshi Miyamoto and Yu Aoi as Yasuko Nakano. Tetsuya Mariko also returns to direct the live-action film version.

“Miyamoto kara Kimi e” will be released sometime during autumn, 2019 in Japan.

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Dec 24 2018

Kanna Hashimoto cast in movie “12 Suicidal Teens”

Kanna Hashimoto is cast in upcoming movie “12 Suicidal Teens” starring Hana Sugisaki and Mackenyu Arata. Up until today’s accouncement, the identity of one of the 12 children in the movie was a mystery. For the film, Kanna Hashimoto will play Ryoko. She is one of the 12 boys and girls who meet up to die. Movie is based on 2016 novel “Jyuni Nin no Shinitai Kodomotachi” by Tow Ubukata and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. Meanwhile a new teaser/TV commercial spot featuring Kanna Hashimoto in the upcoming film has been added on AsianWiki.

“12 Suicidal Teens” will be released January 25, 2019 in Japan.

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Dec 15 2018

Ryosuke Yamada cast in movie “Kiokuya”

Ryosuke Yamada (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’) is cast for the lead role in horror-mystery film “Kiokuya.” The film is based on 2015 novel “Kiokuya” by Kyoya Origami and directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa (“Erased“). Also cast in major supporting character roles are Kyoko Yoshine, Misako Renbutsu and Kuranosuke Sasaki. The film follows a young man played by Ryosuke Yamada who finds his missing fiance played by Misako Renbutsu. But she does not remember him at all. Is her memory loss related to the urban legend “Kiokuya?”

Filming begins December, 2018 and finishes January, 2019. “Kiokuya” will be released sometime during 2020 in Japan.

Dec 14 2018

Trailer for movie “Red Blade”

Trailer added for action film “Red Blade” starring Yuka OguraHimena Tsukimiya and Kanon Hanakage. Director Sion Sono is credited for writing the original draft and the film is directed by Takahiro Ishihara. “Red Blade” follows a young high school girl played by Yuka Ogura. She is bullied at school and finds escape in a children’s book about ninja. Two ninja girls then appear and take her back in time to the Edo period and train her to become a ninja.

“Red Blade” will be released December 15, 2018 in Japan..

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