Teaser trailer for movie “Blank 13” starring Issei Takahashi, Mayu Matsuoka and Takumi Saito. Movie is also the directorial debut by actor Takumi Saito. The story revolves around the funeral of a father (Lily Franky) who went missing for 13 years. His family learns about the father from stories of people at the funeral.
“Blank 13” opens February 3, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer and poster added for upcoming live-action film “Impossibility Defense” (literal title) starring Tori Matsuzaka and Erika Sawajiri. Movie is based on manga series”Funohan” by Arata Miyatsuki and directed by Koji Shiraishi. Story for “Impossibility Defense” follows an assassin who uses an unusual method to take out his victims.
“Impossibility Defense” opens February 1, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer and poster for movie “Between Men and the Gods” starring Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Shigeyuki Totsugi and Chika Uchida. Movie is based on novel “Kami to Hito to no Aida” by Junichiro Tanizaki and directed by Eiji Uchida. The film is also the first part in a trilogy of films based on novels by Junichiro Tanizaki and the project is titled “Tanizaki Tribute.” Story for “Between Men and the Gods” follows two men who are friends and like the same woman who works at a fish shop.
“Between Men and the Gods” will have its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 26, 2017 and its have its general premiere January 27, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer and main poster added for upcoming movie “Colors of Wind” starring Yuki Furukawa and Takemi Fujii. “Colors of Wind” is the latest film directed by South Korean director Kwak Jae-Young (“My Sassy Girl“). In the film, Ryo played by Yuki Furukawa hears cryptic last words from his dying girlfriend Yuri played by Takemi Fujii. She mentions that there is a girl that looks identical to her in Hokkaido.
“Colors of Wind” will be released January 26, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Chihayafuru Part 3” starring Suzu Hirose and Shuhei Nomura. The literal title of the film is “Chihayafuru Conclusion” and is set 2 years after “Chihayafuru Part 2.” Movie is based on manga series “Chihayafuru” by Yuki Suetsugu and directed by Norihiro Koizumi.
“Chihayafuru Part 3” opens March 17, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Kids on the Slope” starring Yuri Chinen, Taishi Nakagawa and Nana Komatsu. Movie is based on manga series “Sakamichi no Apollon” by Yuki Kodama and directed by Takahiro Miki. Story for “Kids on the Slope” follows a teenager who falls in love with a girl and then takes an interest in playing jazz music because of her.
“Kids on the Slope” opens March 10, 2018 in Japan.
Poster and trailer added for movie “Kenen” starring Masataka Kubota, Hirofumi Arai, Keiko Enoue and Miwako Kakei. Story for “Kenen” follows a pair of brothers and a pair of sisters.
Meanwhile, Kentaro and Aisa Takeuchi will make cameo appearances in the film. Their cameo appearance will be as high school students in the movie “Koi Suru Kimi no Tonari niwa” (a movie in a movie like segment in “Kenen”).
“Kenen” will be released February 10, 2018 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer for movie “Suteki na Dynamite Scandal” starring Tasuku Emoto, Atsuko Maeda, Toko Miura and Machiko Ono. Movie is based on the autobiographical novel “Suteki na Dainamaito Sukyandaru” by Akira Suei. Story for the film is set in the 1980’s and follows a man who goes on to become the chief editor of a popular erotic magazine.
“Suteki na Dynamite Scandal” will be released March, 2018 in Japan.
Main trailer for upcoming live-action film “That Is Not a Child But a Minor” (literal title) starring Kento Nakajima, Yuna Taira and Yuri Chinen. Movie is based on manga series “Miseinen Dakedo Kodomo Janai” by Kanan Minami and directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa.
“That Is Not a Child But a Minor” opens December 23, 2017 in Japan.
Hironari Amano is cast in upcoming live-action film “Hana wa Saku ka” co-starring Tsurugi Watanabe. Movie is based on manga series “Hana wa Saku ka” by Shoko Hidaka. Hironari Amano will play co-lead character Kazuaki Sakurai. He is a 37-year-old advertising executive. He falls in love with 19-year-ol male art student Yoichi Mizukawa (Tsurugi Watanabe).
Release date for “Hana wa Saku ka” is now set for February 24, 2018 in Japan.