Apr 7 2016

Kentaro Sakaguchi & Miwa cast in movie “Kimi to 100 Kaime no Koi”

Kentaro Sakaguchi & Miwa are cast in romance-fantasy film “Kimi to 100 Kaime no Koi.” The movie that features characters traveling back in time is based on an original screenplay by Satomi Oshima (“My Darling is a Foreigner“) and directed by Sho Tsukikawa (“Kurosaki kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai“).

Story for the film has Miwa playing college student Aoi Hinata. She gets into an accident and wakes up a week earlier in class. Her longtime friend Riku Hasegawa played by Kentaro Sakaguchi reveals that he can turn back time. The two then go back in time 1 year and spend their days as boyfriend and girlfriend. There’s a secret about the time slip and also the day of the accident approaches again.

“Kimi to 100 Kaime no Koi” will be released February, 2017 in Japan.

Apr 5 2016

Trailer for live-action movie “Moriyamachu Driving School”

Trailer added for live-action film “Moriyamachu Driving School” starring Shuhei Nomura & Kento Kaku. Movie is based on manga series “Moriyamachu Kyoshujo” by Keigo Shinzo and directed by Keisuke Toyoshima (“A Courtesan with Flowered Skin“). Story for the film has a high school student and a yakuza teen spending time at a driving school for the summer.

“Moriyamachu Driving School” will open July 9, 2016 in South Korea.

Apr 4 2016

Masaki Suda cast in live-action film “Teiichi’s Country”

Masaki Suda cast in live-action film “Teiichi’s Country” (literal title). Movie is based on manga series “Teiichi no Kuni” by Usamaru Furuya. Movie is set sometime during the show period with Masaki Suda playing high school student Teiichi Akaba. His character aspires to become the prime minister and build his own country. Before he becomes the prime minister, he targets becoming his high school’s student council president. The position of student president at his prestigious high school bestows further privileges which makes the election highly competitive and a power struggle occurs.

Mar 31 2016

Main trailer for Sion Sono’s “The Whispering Star”

Main trailer added for upcoming b&w sci-fi film “The Whispering Star” starring Megumi Kagurazaka. Movie is written & directed by Sion Sono (Sion Sono & Megumi Kagurazaka are also husband and wife). Premise for the film ventures away from past Sion Sono films (initially at least) with the main protagonist (Megumi Kagurazaka) being an android. The android’s job is to deliver packages to various far off planets.

“The Whispering Star” will be released May 14, 2016 in Japan.

Mar 29 2016

Fumika Shimizu & Yudai Chiba cast in movie “Asahan no Yuge”

Fumika Shimizu & Yudai Chiba are cast in upcoming movie “Asahan no Yuge.” The movie is based on novel “Asahan no Yuge” by Fukami and directed by first time director Santa Yamagishi. Story for the movie has Fumika Shimizu and Yudai Chiba playing cousins who begin to live together for a summer in a rural town. Their relationship improves with the help of cooking by Yudai Chiba’s character.

Asahan no Yuge will be released July 2, 2016 in Japan.