Mone Kamishiraishi, Yosuke Sugino and Ryusei Yokohama are cast in sequel live-action film “L-DK Hitotsu Yane no Shita, (Suki) ga Futatsu.” Movie follows 2014 live-action film “L-DK” and is based on manga “L•DK” by Ayu Watanabe. Setup for the sequel has Aoi Nishimori (Mone Kamishiraishi) and Shusei Kugayama (Yosuke Sugino) living together, but Shusei’s cousin Reon (Ryusei Yokohama) begins to live with them. Yasuhiro Kawamura returns to direct the sequel film.
“L-DK Hitotsu Yane no Shita, (Suki) ga Futatsu” will be released March 21, 2019 in Japan.
Main trailer and poster added for movie “Smartphone o Otoshita dake nanoni” starring Keiko Kitagawa and Yudai Chiba. Movie is based on novel “Sumaho o Otoshita dake ” by Akira Shiga and directed by Hideo Nakata. Meanwhile, the trailer reveals the movie’s theme song which is “Himitsu” by rock band Polkadot Stingray. The trailer starts with captions in Japanese that states “The existence which knows everything about you is the smartphone.” Movie tells the story of a woman who loses her smartphone.
“Smartphone o Otoshita dake nanoni” opens November 2, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser poster for live-action film “We Hope for Blooming” starring Tao Tsuchiya & Takumi Kitamura. Movie is based on manga “Harumatsu Bokura” by Anashin and directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa. On the teaser poster, caption on the right side of the poster states in Japanese “I thought there was nothing that was important.” In addition, the first 3 still images below are new still images featuring supporting actresses Rika Izumi, Yuki Saso and Tamaki Ogawa.
“We Hope for Blooming” will be released December 14, 2018 in Japan.
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Yutaro Furutachi & Shizuka Ishibashi are cast in movie “Ichigo no Uta.” The film is based on 2018 novel “Ichigo no Uta” by screenwriter Yoshikazu Okada and musician-actor Kazunobu Mineta from rock band GING NANG BOYZ. The novel itself is based on seven songs from GING NANG BOYZ which are”Hyoryu Kyoshitsu,” “Tokyo,” “Aishiterutte Yutteyone,” “Poadamu,” “Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru,” “Moshimo Kimi ga Naku Nara ba” and “Koi wa Eien.” Movie is directed by Shintaro Sugawara. The film revolves around a childhood friend who reappears 10 years after his death in a car accident.
“Ichigo no Uta” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Main trailer and poster for omnibus film “Ten Years Japan” starring Satoru Kawaguchi, Jun Kunimura, Hana Sugisaki and Chizuru Ikewaki. The film features four stories dealing with topics such as Japan’s aging population, AI, digital privacy and compulsory military service. Caption on the poster states in Japanese “The future is living now.”
“Ten Years Japan” will be released November 3, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer for movie “Shiori” starring Takahiro Miura and Shinnosuke Abe. Movie follows a physical therapist (Takahiro Miura) become reengaged with his work by working with a patient (Shinnosuke Abe). Still images below are from the movie. Movie is directed by Yusuke Sakakibara who has worked as a physical therapist.
“Shiori” will be released October 26, 2018.
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Second teaser trailer for movie “Yuki no Hana” starring Hiroomi Tosaka and Ayami Nakajo. The film is based on the song “Yuki no Hana” by singer-actress Mika Nakashima. Parts of the film were filmed in Finland.
“Yuki no Hana” will be released February 1, 2019 in Japan.
Main trailer for movie “Million Dollar Man” starring Takeru Satoh and Issey Takahashi. The movie’s theme song has been selected which is “Hanashi ga Shitaiyo” by rock band Bump of Chicken. The theme song is played in the main trailer. Movie “Million Dollar Man” is based on 2014 novel “Oku Otoko” by movie producer Genki Kawamura and directed by Keishi Ohtomo. The film follows a man (Takeru Satoh) who wins the lottery, but is then swindled out of the money by a friend (Issey Takahashi). Still images for the movie can be found below.
“Million Dollar Man” will be released October 19, 2018 in Japan.
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Main trailer and main poster added for upcoming movie “Our Departures” starring Kasumi Arimura and Jun Kunimura. Movie is the third film in the “Railways” following 2010 film “Railways” and 2011 film “Crossroads.” Each film has different characters and stories, but revolve around trains. In “Our Departures,” Kasumi Arimura plays a young widow and attempts to become a train driver. Movie is directed by Yasuhiro Yoshida.
“Our Departures” will be released November 30, 2018 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer and poster for movie “Konna Yofuke ni Banana kayo: Kanashiki Jitsuwa” starring Yo Oizumi, Mitsuki Takahata and Haruma Miura. Movie is based on 2003 nonfiction novel “Konna Yofuke ni Banana kayo” by Kazufumi Watanabe and directed by Tetsu Maeda. The story follows a hospital patient with muscular dystrophy (Yo Oizumi) as he asks hospital volunteer (Haruma Miura) to write a love letter for him. The love letter’s recipient is the volunteer’s girlfriend (Mitsuki Takahata).
“Konna Yofuke ni Banana kayo: Kanashiki Jitsuwa” will be released December 28, 2018 in Japan.