Teaser trailer for live-action film “Blue Summer” (literal title) starring Wakana Aoi and Hayato Sano. Movie is based on manga “Ao-Natsu” by Atsuko Nanba and directed by Takeshi Furusawa. Story for the film follows a female high school student (Wakana Aoi) from Tokyo who has to spend her summer in the country.
“Blue Summer” will be released August 1, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for movie “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” starring Ryuhei Matsuda and Yojiro Noda (‘Radwimps’). The film is based on autobiographical novel “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” by Shoji Segawa and directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. Movie is based the life shogi play Shoji Segawa.
In addition, supporting cast members have been announced for the film. Now cast in supporting roles are Kento Nagayama, Shota Sometani, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Ryusuke Komakine, Hirofumi Arai, Taichi Saotome, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Takako Matsu, Issey Ogata, Kaoru Kobayashi, Jun Miho and Jun Kunimura.
“Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.
Teaser trailer and teaser poster added for upcoming movie “Shoplifters” (English title) starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando and Mayu Matsuoka. Movie is written and directed by award winning director Hirokazu Koreeda. The film follows an unusual family, with the father and his son enjoying sessions of shoplifting together.
“Shoplifters” will be released June, 2018 in Japan.
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Trailer for movie “Saraba Seishun, Saredo Seishun” starring Hiroshi Okawa and Fumika Shimizu. The film follows office worker Shinichi Nakamichi (Hiroshi Okawa) who has a secret. He is able to speak to God.
“Saraba Seishun, Saredo Seishun” will be released May 12, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “The Travelling Cat Chronicles” (English title) starring Sota Fukushi. Movie is based on novel “Tabineko Ripoto” by Hiro Arikawa and directed by Koichiro Miki. Story for the film follows a young man (Sota Fukushi) who goes on the road with his cat to find it a new home. In addition, Mitsuki Takahata is to voice the cat named Nana.
“The Travelling Cat Chronicles” will be released October 26, 2018 in Japan.
Main trailer for added for live-action film “Rainbow Days” starring Reo Sano, Taishi Nakagawa, Mahiro Takasugi and Ryusei Yokohama. Movie is based on manga “Nijiiro Deizu” by Minami Mizuno. The trailer also reveals the movie’s ending theme song which is “Wanderlust” by Kenji Furuya. Story for “Rainbow Days” follows the friendship and love lives of 4 male high school students.
“Rainbow Days” will be released July 6, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for live-action film “3D Kanojo: Real Girl” starring Ayami Nakajo and Hayato Sano. Movie is based on manga “3D Kanojo Riaru Garu” by Mao Nanami and directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa. Story for “3D Kanojo: Real Girl” follows a loner type of high school student (Hayato Sano) and a beautiful high school student (Ayami Nakajo).
“3D Kanojo: Real Girl” will be released September 14, 2018 in Japan.
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Taiga and Yo Yoshida are cast in movie “Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo.” Also cast in supporting roles are Win Morisaki (‘PrizmaX’), Shunya Shiraishi, Mika Akizuki, Yoichiro Saito, Hana Kino and Harutomo Koyama. The film is based on an autobiographical comic by Taiji Utagawa and directed by Osamu Minorikawa. For the movie, Taiga and Yo Yoshida will play son and mother, but they have a broken relationship. They haven’t spoken in years, but the son attempts to reconnect with his mother.
“Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo” will be released autumn, 2018 in Japan.
Yuta Tamamori (‘Kis-My-Ft2’), Riho Yoshioka and Shota Sometani are cast in movie “Parallel World Love Story.” The film is based on Keigo Higashino‘s 1995 novel of the same name and Yoshitaka Mori will direct the film.
For movie “Parallel World Love Story,” Yuta Tamamori and Riho Yoshioka will play lead characters Takashi Tsurug and Mayuko Tsuno. Shota Sometani will play major supporting character Tomohiko Miwa. The film will center around these three characters as they seem to exist in parallel worlds.
“Parallel World Love Story” will be released sometime next year in Japan via Shochiku.
Haruma Miura is cast in movie “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.” The film is based on the short story collection “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Kotaro Isaka. Some of Kotaro Isaka’s novels that have been adapted into feature films include “Golden Slumber,” “Fish Story” and “Sweet Rain.” Movie will be directed by Rikiya Imaizumi.
Story for “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” follows various people as they experience connections and missed connections with others. For the movie, Haruma Miura will play central character Sato. A woman in a black suit answers a questionnaire handed out by Sato and Sato sees something on her hand that makes him wonder if she might be part of his fate.
Filming for “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” will begin April, 2018 and the movie will be released sometime this winter in Japan.