Jan 9 2017

Masaharu Fukuyama and Koji Yakusho cast in new Hirokazu Koreeda film

Masaharu Fukuyama and Koji Yakusho are cast in as of yet untitled film written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. The film will have Masaharu Fukuyama playing elite lawyer Shigemori. He takes on a murder case involving accused murderer Mikuma (Koji Yakusho). Mikuma has a criminal record related to a murder that took place 30 years ago and he has confessed to the new murder charge. Yet, Mikuma begins to have doubts about his client’s guilt.

The as of yet untitled Hirokazu Koreeda film will be released September, 2017 in Japan.

Jan 4 2017

Yuki Yamada, Shimon Okura & Nagi Nemoto cast in live-action film and drama series ” “Friends Games”

Yuki Yamada, Shimon Okura & Nagi Nemoto are cast in upcoming live-action film “Friends Games” and drama series “Friends Games.” Both titles star Ryo Yoshizawa & Rio Uchida and are based on manga series “Tomodachi Gemu” by Mikoto Yamaguchi.

For “Friends Games,” Yuki Yamada will play Tenji Mikasa. He is a top student in his class and possesses excellent communication ability.  Shimon Okura will play Makoto Shibe. He is a class president and his father is a city councilman. Nagi Nemoto will play Yutori Kokorogi. She is an otaku with a kind personality.

Movie and drama series versions of “Friends Games” will be released sometime later this year in Japan.

Jan 2 2017

Erika Toda’s still image from live-action film “Blade of the Immortal”

Here’s a still image of Erika Toda in upcoming live-action film “Blade of the Immortal” starring Takuya Kimura & Hana Sugisaki. In the still image, Erika Today as Makie Otonotachibana appears in her oiran (coutesan) dress. Makie Otonotachibana gives her life to Kagehisa Anotsu (Sota Fukushi) who she holds feelings for. She is a great swordswoman and oiran.

“Blade of the Immortal” opens April 29, 2017 in Japan.

Dec 29 2016

Main trailer for movie “The Werewolf Game: Lovers”

Main trailer for movie “The Werewolf Game: Lovers” starring Seika Furuhata. Movie is the 6th “The Werewolf Game” film based on the 2013 novel “Jinro Game” by Ryo Kawakami. Setup for “The Werewolf Game: Lovers” has participants who have won similar contests before taking part and new positions of “cupid” and “lover.”

“The Werewolf Game: Lovers” will be released January 28, 2017 in Japan.

Dec 27 2016

Yudai Chiba cast in movie “Girls in the Dark”

Yudai Chiba is cast in upcoming movie “Girls in the Dark” (literal title) starring Fumika Shimizu & Marie Iitoyo. Movie is based on novel “Ankoku Joshi” by Rikako Akiyoshi and directed by Saiji Yakumo.

In movie “Girls in the Dark,” Yudai Chiba plays a teacher named Hojo. He is an advisor to the literature club at Seibo Maria Girls High School. He seems a bit naive, but he also has a secret.

“Girls in the Dark” will be released April 1, 2017 in Japan.