Oct 18 2016

Teaser trailer for movie “Sakurada Reset 1”

Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Sakurada Reset 1” starring Shuhei Nomura & Yuina Kuroshima. Movie is based on 2009 light novel “Sakurada Risetto” by Yutaka Kono. In the film, Shuhei Nomura and Yuina Kuroshima play teens with supernatural powers. The boy is able to remember everything and the girl is able to go back in time by 3 days. Together, they can go back in time and retain their memory.

“Sakurada Reset 1” will be released sometime spring, 2017 in Japan.

Oct 17 2016

Shota Sometani cast in movie “Kukai”

Shota Sometani is cast in upcoming movie “Kukai” which is co-production between China and Japan. The movie will be directed by Chen Kaige and is based on 2004 novel “Samon Kukai Tou no Kuni nite Oni to Utagesu” by Baku Yumemakura.

In the upcoming film, Shota Sometani will play Buddhist monk Kukai. He travels to China to learn about the culture and the people there. In China, he becomes involved in a mystery.

Oct 13 2016

Satoshi Tsumabuki to play villain in live-action film “Museum”

Satoshi Tsumabuki will appear in upcoming live-action film “Museum” as the man wearing the frog mask. His character is a notorious murderer and he calls himself an artist. Movie “Museum” is based on manga series “Museum” by Ryosuke Tomoe and stars Shun Oguri as Detective Hisashi Sawamura.

In addition, a second trailer has been added on AsianWiki which reveals Satoshi Tsumabuki’s appearance in the film. “Museum” will be released November 12, 2016 in Japan.

Oct 12 2016

Mei Nagano, Shohei Miura and Aran Shirahama cast in live-action film “Daytime Shooting Star”

Mei Nagano, Shohei Miura and Aran Shirahama (‘GENERATIONS’) are all cast in new live-action film “Daytime Shooting Star.” The live-action film is based on manga series “Hirunaka no Ryuusei” by Mika Yamamori and will be directed by Takehiko Shinjo (“I Give My First Love to You“).

In the movie, Mei Nagano plays Suzume Yosano. She moves to Tokyo from the countryside and begins attending a high school there. She has never had a boyfriend before, but she falls for her homeroom teacher played by Shohei Miura. Meanwhile, her classmate played by Aran Shirahama develops a crush on her.

“Daytime Shooting Star” will be released March 24, 2017 in Japan.

Oct 12 2016

Masami Nagasawa cast in Fuji TV drama SP “Kimi ni Sasageru Emblem”

Masami Nagasawa is cast in upcoming Fuji TV drama SP “Kimi ni Sasageru Emblem” starring Sho Sakurai. The drama special is based on a true story and depicts the life of promising soccer player (Sho Sakurai) who becomes involved in a car accident. The car accident leads to the soccer player becoming wheelchair bound for the rest of his life. In the drama special, Masami Nagasawa will play the soccer player’s wife Miki Nagakawa.

“Kimi ni Sasageru Emblem” will air sometime January, 2017 in Japan.

Oct 10 2016

Teaser trailer and new stills for movie “L”

First teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “L” starring Alice Hirose & Yuki Furukawa. Movie is based on the album “L” by musical group “Acid Black Cherry.”

The still images above are of Yuki Furukawa, Yuta Hiraoka & Mihiro. In the film, Yuki Furukawa  plays Ovesu. He has loved the woman L (Alice Hirose) for his entire life. Yuta Hiraoka plays a member of a theatrical company in the film and Mihiro plays a former bank clerk.

Release date for “L” is now set for November 25, 2016 in Japan.