Oct 31 2018

Character visuals for live-action film “Tonde Saitama”

Here’s character visuals (posters) of upcoming live-action film “Tonde Saitama” starring  Fumi Nikaido and Gackt. The character visuals are of Fumi Nikaido, Gackt, Yusuke Iseya and Masaki Kyomoto. Movie “Tonde Saitama” is based on manga “Tonde Saitama” by Mineo Maya and directed by Hideki Takeuchi.

The film has actress Fumi Nikaido playing male high school student Momomi Hakuhodo. He is the son of the Tokyo governor. Gakt plays mysterious male high school transfer student  Rei Asami. Yusuke Iseya plays Sho Akutsu. He is the leader of the Chiba Liberation Front. Lastly, Masaki Kyomoto plays Duke Saitama. He is a legendary figure of Saitama Prefecture.

“Tonde Saitama” will be released February 22, 2019 in Japan.

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Oct 30 2018

Teaser trailer for live-action film “L-DK: Two Loves, Under One Roof”

Teaser trailer for live-action film “L-DK: Two Loves, Under One Roof” starring Mone KamishiraishiYosuke Sugino and Ryusei Yokohama. Movie is based on manga series “L•DK” by Ayu Watanabe and follows 2014 film “L-DK.” The film has Aoi Nishimori (Mone Kamishiraishi) and Shusei Kugayama (Yosuke Sugino) living together when Shusei’s cousin, Reon Kugayama (Ryusei Yokohama), begins to live with them.

“L-DK: Two Loves, Under One Roof” will be released March 21, 2019 in Japan.

Oct 26 2018

Alan Shirahama and Yuna Taira cast in live-action film “10 Manbun no 1”

Alan Shirahama (“GENERATIONS” and “EXILE”) and Yuna Taira are cast for the lead roles in live-action film “10 Manbun no 1.” The live-action film is based on manga series “10 Manbun no 1” by Kaho Miyasaka and directed by Koichiro Miki. In the film, Alan Shirahama and Yuna Taira will play high school students who are in love with each other, but have been friends only. After the boy asks the girl to go out with him, things change.

“10 Manbun no 1” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

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Oct 26 2018

English subtitled teaser trailer for movie “Makuko”

English subtitled teaser trailer for movie “Makuko” starring Hikaru YamazakiNinonTsuyoshi Kusanagi and Risa Sudo. Movie is based on 2016 novel “Makuko” by Kanako Nishi (“Yellow Elephant“) and directed by Keiko Tsuruoka. The teaser trailer reveals the unusual background of Kozue (Ninon) and her mother Akemi (Risa Sudo). At least claimed by Kozue that they are from another planet.

“Makuko” will be released March, 2019 in Japan.

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Oct 24 2018

Trailer #2 for movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps”

Trailer #2 for movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps”  starring Ryoko Shinohara and Hidetoshi Nishijima. Movie is based on 2015 novel “Ningyo no Nemuru Ie” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. In trailer #2 movie’s theme song “Ai Kotoba” by singer-songwriter Ayaka is prominently featured.

“The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” will have its world premiere on October 29, 2018 at the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival and then have its general premiere on November 16, 2018.

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Oct 22 2018

Mayu Matsuoka, Tori Matsuzaka, Win Morisaki, Oji Suzuka cast in movie “Honeybees and Distant Thunder”

Mayu Matsuoka, Tori Matsuzaka, Win Morisaki and Oji Suzuka are cast for lead roles in movie “Honeybees and Distant Thunder” (literal title). The film is based on 2016 novel “Mitsubachi to Enrai” by Riku Onda and directed by Kei Ishikawa. Original novel “Mitsubachi to Enrai” won the 156th Naoki Prize and the 14th Japan Booksellers’ Award. Story for “Honeybees and Distant Thunder” will follow four people who take part in an international piano competition. Their pasts and backgrounds all differ and so are their reasons for competing.

Filming for “Honeybees and Distant Thunder” will begin at the end of October, 2018 and finish mid-December, 2018. “Honeybees and Distant Thunder” will be released sometime during autumn, 2019 in Japan.