Main trailer for movie “Somebody” (literal title) starring Takeru Satoh, Masaki Suda, Kasumi Arimura, Fumi Nikaido, Masaki Okada & Takayuki Yamada. Movie is based on 2012novel “Nanimono” by Ryo Asai and directed by Daisuke Miura.
“Somebody” will be released October 15, 2016 in Japan.
Actor Satoshi Tsumabuki & actress Maiko have announced plans to marry. The couple have not yet registered a marriage certificate or announced a wedding date. They first met while together on 2012 Fuji TV drama series “Thursday Theater Keigo Higashino Mystery.”
Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto (‘Rev. from DVL’), Masami Nagasawa, Masaki Okada, Tsuyoshi Muro, Yuya Yagira, Ryo Yoshizawa and Kankuro Nakamura are all cast in upcoming live-action film “Gintama” starring Shun Oguri. Movie is based on manga series “Gintama” by Hideaki Sorachi and directed by Yuichi Fukuda (“HK: Forbidden Super Hero“).
Masaki Suda will play Shinpachi Shimura. He works at Yorozuya which is run by Gintoki (Shun Oguri). Yorozuya is a freelancer business which deals with anything from investigation to saving mankind.
Kanna Hashimoto will play Kagura. She also works at Yorozuya. She is bright and has a strong sense of justice.
Masami Nagasawa will play Tae Shimura. She is the older sister of Shinpachi Shimura. She looks to have a calm temperament, but when she gets angry … nothing stops her.
Masaki Okada will play Kotaro Katsura. He is the leader of Joito which is a group that opposes the Shogunate.
Tsuyoshi Muro will play Gengai Hiraga. He is a repairman and an inventor.
Yuya Yagira will play Toshiro Hijikata. He is the vice commander of the Shinsengumi which is a special police force.
Ryo Yoshizawa will play Sogo Okita. He is a member of the Shinsengumi. He frequently looks for a way to get rid of Toshiro Hijikata in order to take his position.
Kankuro Nakamura will play Isao Kondo. He is the commander of the Shinsengumi.
“Gintama” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Trailer for movie “Night’s Tightrope” starring Tsubasa Honda & Mizuki Yamamoto. Movie is based on novel “Shojo” by novelist Kanae Minato (“Confessions“) and directed by Yukiko Mishima (“A Stitch of Life“).
“Night’s Tightrope” will be released October 8, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser poster added for upcoming movie “Harmonium” starring Tadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui & Kanji Furutachi. Movie is written and directed by Koji Fukada. “Harmonium” had its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and won the jury prize. Premise for “Harmonium” is similar to Koji Fukada’s 2011 film “Hospitalite,” but turns into a darker story.
Release date for “Harmonium” is set for October 8, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “One Week Friends” starring Kento Yamazaki & Haruna Kawaguchi. Movie is based on manga series “Isshukan Friends” by Matcha Hazuki and directed by Shosuke Murakami.
“One Week Friends” is set for release February 18, 2017 in Japan.
Yoji Yamada is set to direct sequel film “What A Wonderful Family II” starring the same principle cast from 2016 film “What A Wonderful Family!” Which means Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa, Shozo Hayashiya, Tomoko Nakajima, Satoshi Tsumabuki & Yu Aoi will all return as part of the Hirata family. Story for the sequel film will revolve around the adult children’s concern over Shuzo Hirata still driving at his advanced age. Meanwhile, Shuzo Hirata meets a former classmate from his high school days and invites him to stay at their house.
“What A Wonderful Family II” will be released summer, 2017 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming fantasy-comedy film “Intern” starring Yuko Araki, Anri Okamoto & Toru Kazama. Movie is directed by long-time TBS drama series director Akio Yoshida. Story for “Intern” has the CEO of a company played by Toru Kazama saving the life of a young college student played by Yuko Araki. This in turn leads the God of Death to come down and warn the CEO that his days are now numbered if he doesn’t change the future. The CEO then takes over the body of the college student’s friend to help her become a successful intern.
“Intern” will be released November 5, 2016 in Japan.
First teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Oke Rojin!” starring Anne Watanabe. “Oke Rojin!” will be released November 11, 2016 in Japan.
Here’s actress Nanao in character for upcoming live-action film “The Mole Song 2” starring Toma Ikuta & Eita. In movie “The Mole Song 2,” Nanao will play Fufon. Her character is an assassin for the Chinese mafia.
“The Mole Song 2” will be released December 23, 2016 in Japan.