Mar 13 2017

Elaiza Ikeda & Masaki Nakao cast in live-action film “Make a Bow and Kiss”

Elaiza Ikeda and Masaki Nakao are cast in upcoming live-action film “Make a Bow and Kiss” (literal title). Movie is based on manga “Ichirei Shite, Kisu” by Yakko Kaga and directed by Takeshi Furusawa. Filming for the movie has already begun and production is expected to finish by June, 2017. For their respective roles in the movie, Elaiza Ikeda and Masaki Nakao practiced kyudo (Japanese martial art of archery) for 2 months prior to filming.

“Make a Bow and Kiss” will be released autumn, 2017 in Japan.

Mar 10 2017

Eriko Hatsune & Kengo Kora cast in movie “Moon and Lightning”

Eriko Hatsune & Kengo Kora are cast in new movie “Moon and Lightning” (literal title). The film is based on 2012 novel “Tsuki to Kaminari” by Mitsuyo Kakuta. Mitsuyo Kakuta has numerous novels adapted previously into movies and drama series, with “Kami no Tsuki” (“Pale Moon“) and “Youkame no Semi” (“Rebirth“) standing out for the amount of bling it brought the films at the Japan Academy Prize. “Moon and Lightning,” distributed by Suurkiitos, opens October, 2017 in Japan.

Mar 10 2017

Trailer and English subtitled trailer for movie “What A Wonderful Family! 2”

Japanese trailer and international English subtitled trailer added for upcoming sequel film “What A Wonderful Family! 2.” Movie is directed by Yoji Yamada and features the return of the Hirata family played by Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa, Tomoko Nakajima, Shozo Hayashiya, Satoshi Tsumabuki & Yu Aoi.

“What A Wonderful Family! 2” opens May 27, 2017 in Japan.

Mar 8 2017

Sota Fukushi cast in movie “The Travelling Cat Chronicles”

Sota Fukushi is cast in new movie “The Travelling Cat Chronicles” (literal title). The movie is based on a novel “Tabineko Ripoto” by Hiro Arikawa (“Hankyu Railways“/”Library Wars“) and directed by Koichiro Miki. Director Koichiro Miki previously adapted Hiro Arikawa’s novel “Shokubutsu Zukan” into 2016 film “Evergreen Love.” Story for “The Travelling Cat Chronicles” follows Satoru played by Sota Fukushi. He decides to give up his cat Nana and looks for a new home Nana. His past and secret is revealed at this time.

“The Travelling Cat Chronicles” will be released next year in Japan via Shochiku.

Mar 6 2017

Tomoya Nagase cast in movie “The Flying Tire”

Tomoya Nagase (‘TOKIO’) is cast in new movie “The Flying Tire” (literal title). The movie is based on novel “Soratobu Taiya” by Jun Ikeido (“Hanzawa Naoki“) and directed by Katsuhide Motoki. Novel “Soratobu Taiya” was previously adapted into 2008 WOWOW drama series “The Flying Tire” starring Toru Nakamura and Seiichi Tanabe. Story for movie “The Flying Tire” follows trucking company owner Tokuro Akamatsu (Tomoya Nagase). A tire comes off one of his trucks and kills passengers in another car. While poor maintenance is initially blamed as the culprit, Tokuro Akamatsu uncovers a more disturbing answer involving the car manufacturer.

“The Flying Tire” will be released 2018 in Japan.

Mar 6 2017

Character visuals of Yuya Yagira, Kankuro Nakamura and Ryo Yoshizawa in live-action film “Gintama”

Here’s character visuals of Yuya Yagira, Kankuro Nakamura and Ryo Yoshizawa for upcoming live-action film “Gintama.” The actors play Toshiro Hijikata (Yuya Yagira), Isao Kondo (Kankuro Nakamura) and Sogo Okita (Ryo Yoshizawa) respectively. The three are all members of special forces Shinsengumi. Their job is to keep public order and security.

“Gintama” opens July 14, 2017 in Japan.