Jan 19 2018

Mahiro Takasugi, Ryo Kato and Daichi Watanabe cast in live-action film “Gangoose”

Mahiro Takasugi, Ryo Kato and Daichi Watanabe are cast in live-action film “Gangoose.” The film is based on manga “Gangoose” by Daisuke Suzuki and directed by Yu Irie. The three main male characters grew up at a youth detention center and came from abusive homes. The men commit crimes against criminal groups to survive.

Filming for “Gangoose” will take place from January 20, 2018 to late Febraury, 2018 and the movie will be released sometime during autumn, 2018 in Japan.

Jan 18 2018

Supporting cast announced for live-action film “Marmalade Boy”

Miho Nakayama, Rei Dan, Shosuke Tanihara and Michitaka Tsutsui are cast for major supporting characters in live-action film “Marmalade Boy” starring Hinako Sakurai and Ryo Yoshizawa. Movie is based on manga “Marmalade Boy” by Wataru Yoshizumi and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki. The story for “Marmalade Boy” follows two teenagers who learn their parents are divorcing and remarrying partners from the other couple. Furthermore, they all begin living in the same house.

For Miho Nakayama, she will play Chiyako. She is the biological mother of Yuu Matsuura (Ryo Yoshizawa). Shosuke Tanihara will play Shosuke Tanihara. He is the biological father of Yuu Matsuura. Rei Dan will play Rumi. She is the biological mother of Miki Koishikawa (Hinako Sakurai). Michitaka Tsutsui will play Jin Koishikawa. He is the biological father of Miki Koishikawa.

“Marmalade Boy” opens April 27, 2018 in Japan.

Jan 17 2018

Yoko Maki, Mao Inoue, Nanami Sakuraba and Yo Oizumi are cast in movie “Yakiniku Dragon”

Yoko Maki, Mao Inoue, Nanami Sakuraba and Yo Oizumi are all cast in movie “Yakiniku Dragon.” The film is based on stage play “Yakiniku Doragon” written and directed by Wishing Chong and he also directs the movie version. The film centers around three daughters played by Yoko Maki, Mao Inoue and Nanami Sakuraba. Their father emigrated from South Korea and started the restaurant “Yakiniku Doragon” in Japan. Story is also set in the 1970’s and set around the Kansai region.

“Yakiniku Dragon” will be released sometime this summer in Ja;an.

Jan 15 2018

Kazuki Soejima cast in movie “40 Manbun no 1”

Kazuki Soejima is cast in indie film  “40 Manbun no 1” (literally “1 in 400,000”). Movie is written and directed by Hirotaka Inoue. In the film, Kazuki Soejima plays college student Toru Nakanishi. He lies to his ex-girlfriend (Haruka Tateishi) and tells her he is trying to get hired at a top advertising agency. In truth, he hasn’t even started looking for a job. He then receives training to find a job from Haruhiko Ogino (Teru Sato).

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Jan 12 2018

Female cast members announced for live-action film “Rainbow Days”

Main female cast members have been announced for live-action film “Rainbow Days” (“Nijiiro Days”) starring Reo Sano (‘GENERATIONS’), Taishi Nakagawa, Mahiro Takasugi and Ryusei Yokohama. The new cast members are Ai Yoshikawa, Yuri Tsunematsu, Mayu Hotta and Nozomi Bando (‘E-girls’).

For the live-action film, Ai Yoshikawa will play Anna Kobayakawa. She is a female high school student and Natsuki Hashiba (Reo Sano) gets a crush on her.

Yuri Tsunematsu will play Mari Tsutsui. She is a friend of Anna Kobayakawa and she is also a man-hater. She makes biting remarks.

Mayu Hotta will play Yukiko Asai. She is the girlfriend of Tsuyoshi Naoe (Mahiro Takasugi) and she enjoys cosplay.

Nozomi Bando will play Reiko Chiba. She is a classmate of the four main male characters.

“Rainbow Days” will be released July, 2018 in Japan.

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