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.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Evil and the Mask” starring Hiroshi Tamaki. Movie is based on 2010 novel “Aku to Kamen no Ruru” by Fuminori Nakamura.
“Evil and the Mask” opens January 13, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer and poster added for upcoming live-action film “Tsumasaki no Uchu” starring Nodoka Kirishima and Ryo Kitamura. Movie is based on manga “Tsumasaki no Uchu” by Manni.
“Tsumasaki no Uchu” is now set for release November 17, 2017 in Japan.
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Tori Matsuzaka is cast in new movie “Call Boy” (literal title). The movie is based on 2001 novel “Shonen” by Ira Ishida (“Akihabara@DEEP“) and directed by Daisuke Miura (“Love’s Whirlpool“). Tori Matsuzaka previously performed in a stage play version of “Shonen” from August to September, 2016. In the movie, Tori Matsuzaka will play bored college student Ryo Morinaka. He begins to work at a host bar, fulfilling the desires of women.
“Call Boy” will be released sometime during spring, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser visual (poster) and supporting cast added for movie “Tonight, At Romance Theater” (literal title) starring Haruka Ayase and Kentaro Sakaguchi. Movie is directed by Hideki Takeuchi and screenplay written by Keisuke Uyama.
Newly announced supporting cast members for the film are Tsubasa Honda, Kazuki Kitamura, Akiyoshi Nakao, Akira Emoto, Anna Ishibashi and Go Kato. Story for “Tonight, At Romance Theater” has Haruka Ayase playing movie character Princess Miyuki and Kentaro Sakaguchi playing aspiring movie director Kenji. Princess Miyuki comes out from a black and white film and Kenji falls in love with her.
“Tonight, At Romance Theater” will be released February, 2018 in Japan.
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Takuya Kimura and Masami Nagasawa are cast in movie “Masquerade Hotel.” The film is based on 2011 novel “Masquerade Hotel” by Keigo Higashino. The movie also reunites director Masayuki Suzuki and actor Takuya Kimura. The pair famously worked together in hit Fuji TV drama series “Hero” and movie “Hero.” Story for “Masquerade Hotel” has Takuya Kimura playing a detective and Masami Nagasawa playing a front desk clerk at a hotel. A serial killer has left clues that his next murder will take place at the hotel and Takuya Kimura’s character goes undercover as a front desk clerk to catch the killer.
Filming for “Masquerade Hotel” began October 7, 2017 and will finish in the middle of next month. The film will be released sometime in 2019.