Posts Categorized: Japanese Movies
Actress/model Lisa Oda is cast as the heroine in upcoming live-action film “Himitsu The Top Secret” starring Toma Ikuta, Masaki Okada, Chiaki Kuriyama & Nao Omori. Lisa Oda received the lead female role through auditions and this is her first acting performance in a feature length film. In movie “Himitsu The Top Secret,” Lisa Oda will play Kinuko Tsuyuguchi. Her character is the daughter of a man who was executed for murdering a family. She is a mysterious girl who holds a key to the story.
“Himitsu The Top Secret” will be released in August, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “If Cats Disappeared From the World” starring Takeru Satoh and Aoi Miyazaki. Movie “If Cats Disappeared From the World” is based on 2012 novel”Sekai kara Neko ga Kieta nara” by film producer Genki Kawamura and directed by Akira Nagai (“Judge!“). Portions of the film was filmed in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Premise for “If Cats Disappeared From the World” involves a postman (Takeru Satoh) who learns he he has a terminal illness. A devil then appears and offers to extend his life if he picks something in the world to disappear.
In addition, release date for “If Cats Disappeared From the World” is now set for May 14, 2016 in Japan.
New poster and main trailer for upcoming movie “Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation” (literal title) starring Kanna Hashimoto, Hiroki Hasegawa & Masanobu Ando. Movie is based on 1978 novel “Sera Fuku to Kikanju” by Jiro Akagawa and directed by Koji Maeda (“Cannonball Wedlock”/”My Hawaiian Discovery”).
“Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation” will be released March 5, 2016 in Japan.
Gou Ayano cast in movie “Nihon de Ichiban Warui Yatsura.” The movie is based on a non-fiction novel by Yoshiaki Inaba and directed by Kazuya Shiraishi (“The Devil’s Path“). Yoshiaki Inaba wrote the novel about his life, after spending 9 years in prison. While working as a police inspector in Hokkaido, he was arrested for gun and drug possession. Gou Ayano will play the main character. He gained and lost 10 kilograms while filming the movie.
“Nihon de Ichiban Warui Yatsura” will be released June 25, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer for live-action film “Chihayafuru Part I” starring Suzu Hirose, Shuhei Nomura, Mackenyu & Mone Kamishiraishi. Movie is based on manga “Chihayafuru” by Yuki Suetsugu and directed by Norihiro Koizumi (“Midnight Sun“/”The Liar and His Lover“). Story for the film follows childhood friends who are now in high school and start a karuta (Japanese card game) club.
“Chihayafuru Part I” will be released March 19, 2016 and its follow up film “Chihayafuru Part II” will be released April 29, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer for movie “Children of Iron” starring Tomoko Tabata, Jyonmyon Pe, Taishi Sato & Mau. Movie is directed by Koki Fukuyama. “Children of Iron” had its world premiere earlier this year as the opening film for the Skip City International D-Cinema Festival and also screened recently at the 28th annual Tokyo International Film Festival. Premise for the film follows two elementary school students who become brother and sister after their parents marry. The new siblings get teased by their classmates and they concoct a plan to make their parents divorce.
“Children of Iron” will be released February 13, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer and poster added for upcoming film “64: Part I” starring Koichi Sato, Gou Ayano, Nana Eikura, Eita, Tomokazu Miura & Masatoshi Nagase. Movie is based on 2012 novel “64 (Rokuyon)” by Hideo Yokoyama and directed by Takahisa Zeze (“Heaven’s Story“). Story for the film involves an unsolved child murder case. The statute of limitations is set to expire on the murder, then a similar kidnapping case takes place.
Release date for “64: Part I” is now set for May 7, 2016 in Japan.
Actor Ryuhei Matsuda & child actor Riku Ohnishi are cast in new movie “My Uncle” (literal title of “Boku no Ojisan”). The movie is directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita (“Linda Linda Linda“) and based on 1972 nove l”Boku no Ojisan” by Morio Kita.
In movie “My Uncle,” Ryuhei Matsuda plays the uncle who works part-time teaching philosophy at an university. He leeches off his older brother’s family. Meanwhile, Riku Ohnishi plays Yukio Haruyama. His uncle is the character played by Ryuhei Matsuda. The uncle then falls in love with a Japanese woman who comes from Hawaii. After her grandmother passes away, she goes back to Hawaii to take over her grandmother’s coffee farm. Meanwhile, the uncle and Yukio Haruyama travel to Hawaii to see her.
“My Uncle” will be released sometime during autumn, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer and poster added for upcoming film “Lost and Found” starring Tomoya Nakamura, Nozomi Sasaki, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Suda, Anne Watanabe, Hayato Ichihara, Hirofumi Arai & Yutaka Matsushige. Movie is directed by Show Yanagisawa. “Lost and Found” screened at this year’s Montreal World Film Festival in the “First Films World Competition” section and will have its general release March 5, 2016 in Japan.