Apr 28 2017

Yuri Chinen, Taishi Nakagawa & Nana Komatsu cast in live-action film “Kids on the Slope”

Yuri Chinen (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’), Taishi Nakagawa and Nana Komatsu are cast in live-action film “Kids on the Slope.” The live-action film is based on manga “Sakamichi no Apollon” by Yuki Kodama and directed by Takahiro Miki. Story for “Kids on the Slope” has Yuri Chinen playing introverted freshman high school student Kaoru Nishimi. He moves out to a new town because of his father’s job and meets two students played by Taishi Nakagawa & Nana Komatsu. Kaoru Nishimi discovers the joy of playing jazz music with his friends. Yuri Chinen & Taishi Nakagawa have been practicing playing the piano and drums since last year to play their roles.

“Kids on the Slope” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Apr 26 2017

Suzu Hirose cast in live-action film “Chihayafuru Part 3”

Suzu Hirose is cast in live-action film “Chihayafuru Part 3” (“Chihayafuru Musubi”). Also set to return to their familiar roles are Shuhei Nomura, Mackenyu, Mone Kamishiraishi, Yuma Yamoto, Yuki Morinaga, Hiroya Shimizu and Mayu Matsuoka. The film will also feature new cast members Mio Yuki, Hayato Sano (‘M!LK’), Kaya Kiyohara and Kento Kaku. The film takes places 2 years after “Chihayafuru Part 2” with Chihaya Ayase (Suzu Hirose) now a high school senior. Movie is based on manga series “Chihayafuru” by Yuki Suetsugu.

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Apr 24 2017

Trailer #1 and teaser poster for live-action film “Gintama”

Trailer #1 and teaser poster added for upcoming live-action film “Gintama” starring Shun Oguri. Movie is based on manga “Gintama” by Hideaki Sorachi and directed by Yuichi Fukuda. Unlike the teaser trailer, trailer #1 features all of the main characters played by Shun Oguri , Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto, Yuya Yagira, Hirofumi Arai, Ryo Yoshizawa, Akari Hayami, Tsuyoshi Muro, Masami Nagasawa, Masaki Okada, Jiro Sato, Nanao, Ken Yasuda, Kankuro Nakamura and Tsuyoshi Domoto.

“Gintama” opens July 14, 2017 in Japan.