Dec 20 2017

Erika Sawajiri cast in movie “Neko wa Daku Mono”

Erika Sawajiri is cast in new movie “Neko wa Daku Mono.” The film is based on 2015 novel “Neko wa Daku Mono” by Junko Oyama and directed by Isshin Inudo. Story for “Neko wa Daku Mono” has Erika Sawajiri playing Saori Oishi. She is a former idol group member, now working at a supermarket. She only opens up to a cat at a pet store. The cat then somehow believes he is her boyfriend. Isshin Inudo previously directed films “Goo Goo, The Cat” and “All About My Dog” which revolved around animals.

“Neko wa Daku Mono” will be released June 23, 2018.

Dec 18 2017

Ryoko Shinohara & Hidetoshi Nishijima cast in movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps”

Ryoko Shinohara & Hidetoshi Nishijima are cast in movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” (literal title). The film is based on the 2015 novel “Ningyo no Nemuru Ie” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. Story for “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” differs from Keigo Higashino’s well known mystery-suspense type of novels and revolves around a difficult moral dilemma. Ryoko Shinohara & Hidetoshi Nishijima play parents whose daughter drowned in a pool and is informed by a doctor that their daughter is brain dead. The parents can either donate her organs to others in critical need or wait until their daughter’s heart stops beating which could be years.

Filming for “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” takes place from January to Febraury, 2018 and the movie will be released November, 2018 in Japan.

Dec 13 2017

Anna Yamada cast in live-action film “Misumisou”

Anna Yamada is cast for the lead role in live-action revenge film “Misumisou.” The film is based on manga “Misumisou” by Rensuke Oshikiri and directed by Eisuke Naito. For the upcoming film, Anna Yamada will play Haruka Nozaki. Her character experiences heavy bullying. A fire breaks out at her house and her parents die and her younger sister is injured. This drives Haruka Nozaki to seek out revenge.

“Misumisou” will be released April 7, 2018 in Japan.

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Dec 13 2017

Teaser poster and still images for movie “A Forest of Wool and Steel”

Here’s the first teaser poster and still images for upcoming film “A Forest of Wool and Steel” starring Kento Yamazaki. Movie is based on novel “Hitsuji to Hagane no Mori” by Natsu Miyashita and directed by Kojiro Hashimoto. The film follows high school student Naoki Tomura (Kento Yamazaki) as he becomes interested in piano tuning.

“A Forest of Wool and Steel” will be released June 8, 2018 in Japan.

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Dec 13 2017

Sara Minami & Aju Makita cast in live-action film “Shino Can’t Say Her Own Name”

Sara Minami & Aju Makita are cast in live-action film “Shino Can’t Say Her Own Name.” The film is based on manga “Shino-chan wa Jibun no Namae ga Ienai” by Shuzo Oshimi and directed by Hiroaki Yuasa. The film will follow two high school girls who become friends and start a band. One of the girls played by Sara Minami can’t pronounce words that start with a vowel in front of people and the other girl played by Aju Makita is tone-deaf.

“Shino Can’t Say Her Own Name” opens July, 2018 in Japan.