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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Teaser poster added for upcoming movie “Makuko” starring child actors Hikaru Yamazaki and Ninon. Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Risa Sudo appear in the movie as parents. Movie is based on 2016 novel “Makuko” by Kanako Nishi (“Yellow Elephant“) and directed by Keiko Tsuruoka.
In addition, the teaser poster reveals that movie “Makuko” will be released March 15, 2019 in Japan.
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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Teaser trailer & poster for movie “Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa” starring Ren Nagase (‘King & Prince’) and Sho Kiyohara. Movie is based on 2014 “novel Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa” by Shiina Takasato and directed by Shinji Kuma (“Psychic Agents“).
“Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa” will be released May 17, 2019 in Japan.
Teaser poster for movie “The Day’s Organ” (literal title) starring Erika Toda and Sakurako Ohara. Movie is written and directed by Emiko Hiramatsu and based on a true story. The film is set during World War II and follows two teachers who take their students out of Tokyo before it is bombed. Main trailer for the movie has also been added on AsianWiki.
“The Day’s Organ” will be released February 22, 2019 in Japan.
Main trailer for movie “Touken Ranbu: The Movie” starring Hiroki Suzuki, Yoshihiko Aramaki, Ryo Kitamura and Masanari Wada. Movie is based on collectible card video game “Touken Ranbu.” Meanwhile, the trailer also features the movie’s theme song which is “Unbroken (featuring Tomoyasu Hotei)” by Takanori Nishikawa.
“Touken Ranbu: The Movie” will be released January 18, 2019 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “The Fable” starring Junichi Okada, Fumino Kimura and Koichi Sato. The film has Junichi Okada playing a killer for hire named Fable. He gets to live a year as a regular person. Movie is based on manga “The Fable” by Katsuhisa Minami and directed by Kan Eguchi.
“The Fable” will be released June 21, 2019 in Japan.
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.
Main trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Samurai Marathon 1855” starring Takeru Satoh. The film is based on 2014 novel “Bakumatsu Marason Samurai” by Akihiro Dobashi (“Samurai Hustle“).
“Samurai Marathon 1855” will be released February 22, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer added for action film “Red Blade” starring Yuka Ogura, Himena 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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