Feb 28 2017

Mahiro Takasugi cast in live-action film “Principal”

Mahiro Takasugi cast in upcoming live-action film “Principal” co-starring Yuina Kuroshima and Nozomu Kotaki. Movie is based on manga series “Principal” by Ryo Ikuemi and directed by Tetsuo Shinohara.

For live-action film “Principle,” Mahiro Takasugi will play Wao Sakurai. He and Gen Tatebayashi (Nozomu Kotaki) have been friends since they were little and are the two most popular boys in high school. They have totally different personalities with Wao Sakurai being kind and gentle to everyone. The two become interested in new transfer student Shima Sumitomo (Yuina Kuroshima).

“Principal” will be released 2018 in Japan.

Feb 27 2017

Supporting cast announced for movie “Confession of Murder”

Supporting cast has been announced for upcoming movie “Confession of Murder” starring Tatsuya Fujiwara & Hideaki Ito. Movie is a remake of 2012 South Korean film “Confession of Murder.”

Now cast in supporting roles are Kaho, Shuhei Nomura, Anna Ishibashi, Ryo Ryusei, Taichi Saotome, Mitsuru Hirata, Ryo Iwamatsu, Koichi Iwaki and Toru Nakamura. Kaho will play the daughter of a man who was murdered 22 years ago. Toru Nakamura will play a journalist who tries to disclose the truth behind the serial murder cases. Anna Ishibashi will play the younger sister of Wataru Makimura (Hideaki Ito). She went missing 22 years ago.

“Confession of Murder” will open June 10, 2017 in Japan.

Feb 24 2017

Erika Sawajiri cast in live-action film “Impossibility Defense”

Erika Sawajiri is cast in upcoming live-action film “Impossibility Defense” starring Tori Matsuzaka. Movie is based on manga series “Funohan” written by Arata Miyatsuki and directed by Koji Shiraishi. In live-action film “Impossibility Defense,” Erika Sawajiri will play Tomoko Tada. She is a detective who tries to achieve justice. She is the only one whose mind is not controlled by Tadashi Usobuki (Tori Matsuzaka). In the original manga, Erika Sawajiri’s character was a male character.

“Impossibility Defense” opens in 2018 in Japan.


Feb 23 2017

Toshimi Watanabe & Rena Takeda cast in movie “Papa no Obento wa Sekai Ichi”

Toshimi Watanabe from hip hop group ‘TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET’ & Rena Takeda are cast in new movie “Papa no Obento wa Sekai Ichi.” The duo will play father and daughter in the film. The movie itself is based on the true story of a father who made bento boxes (lunch boxes) for his daughter everyday for 3 years while she was in high school. Movie will be directed by Masakazu Fukatsu.

“Papa no Obento wa Sekai Ichi” will be released sometime this year in Japan.


Feb 23 2017

Visual of Takayuki Yamada in live-action film “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”

Here’s a visual of Takayuki Yamada in upcoming live-action film “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.” In the upcoming film, Takayuki Yamada plays Angelo Katagiri. He is a serial killer on the run and plans to destroy Josuke Higashikata (Kento Yamazaki). Movie is based on manga series “Jojo no Kimyona Boken Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai” by Hirohiko Araki and directed by Takashi Miike.

“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” opens August 4, 2017 in Japan.

Feb 22 2017

Teaser poster and character posters for live-action film “Teiichi no Kuni The Movie”

Teaser poster and character posters added for upcoming live-action film “Teiichi no Kuni The Movie” starring Masaki Suda. The character posters are of Masaki Suda as Teiichi Akaba, Shuhei Nomura as Kikuma Togo, Ryoma Takeuchi as Dan Otaka, Shotaro Mamiya as Rorando Himuro, Jun Shison as Komei Sakakibara and Yudai Chiba as Okuto Morizo. Movie is based on manga series “Teiichi no Kuni” by Usamaru Furuya and directed by Akira Nagai.

“Teiichi no Kuni The Movie” opens April 29, 2017 in Japan.

Feb 22 2017

Nanase Nishino cast in live-action film “Asahinagu”

Nanase Nishino (‘Nogizaka46’ ) is cast in upcoming live-action film “Asahinagu.” The film is based on manga series “Asahinagu” by Ai Kozaki and directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa. In live-action film “Asahinagu,” Nanase Nishino will play main character Asahi Tojima. Her character is physically weak and short in stature. She decides to change herself by joining her high school’s naginata club. Naginata is a type of traditional Japanese blade. The blade is fixed on top of a long wooden or metal pole.

“Asahinagu” will be released autumn, 2017 in Japan.