Teaser trailer #2 added for live-action film “Bleach” starring Sota Fukushi and Hana Sugisaki. Movie is based on popular manga “BLEACH” by Tite Kubo and directed by Shinsuke Sato (“Gantz“). Teaser trailer #2 features a fight scene between Kurosaki (Sota Fukushi) and a human spirit eating creature Hollow.
“Bleach” will be released July 20, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer for Japanese-Korean film “Butterfly Sleep” starring Miho Nakayama and Kim Jae-Wook. Movie is written and directed by Jeong Jae-Eun (“Take Care of My Cat“). The film revolves around 54-year-old novelist Ryoko Matsumura (Miho Nakayama) and twenty something year old Chan-Hae (Kim Jae-Wook). Chan-Hae is from South Korea and he helps Ryoko Matsumura write her latest novel. During their time together they fall in love, but Ryoko Matsumura has Alzheimer’s.
“Butterfly Sleep” had its world premiere in October, 2017 at the Busan International Film Festival and will be released May 12, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for upcoming movie “Over Drive” starring Masahiro Higashide and Mackenyu Arata. The film has Masahiro Higashide and Mackenyu Arata playing bickering brothers involved in the rally car racing world. Mackenyu Arata plays younger brother Naozumi Hiyama (he’s the hot headed, but talented race car driver) and Masahiro Higashide plays older brother Atsuhiro Hiyama (he works as the mechanic for the race car team).
“Over Drive” will be released June 1, 2018 in Japan.
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Ai Hashimoto, Mugi Kadowaki and Ryo Narita are cast in movie “It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up” (literal title). The film is based on 2012 novel “Koko wa Taikutsu Mukae ni Kite” by Mariko Yamauchi. Mariko Yamauchi also wrote the 2013 novel “Azumi Haruko wa Yukuefumei” which was adapted into movie “Japanese Girls Never Die.” In the “It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up,” Ai Hashimoto will play lead character I. She returns to her hometown after spending 10 years in Tokyo. She still likes Shiina-kun (Ryo Narita) from her high school days. Mugi Kadowaki also plays a girl with the name I. Her ex-boyfriend is Shiina-kun and she still likes him as well. Movie is directed by Ryuichi Hiroki.
Filming for “It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up” took place from June to July, 2017 and the film will be released this autumn in Japan.
Teaser trailer for movie “Love × Doc” starring Yo Yoshida, Shuhei Nomura, Hiroshi Tamaki and Ryoko Hirosue. The romantic-comedy film features an original screenplay by Osamu Suzuki and also directed by Osamu Suzuki.
“Love × Doc” will be released May 11, 2018 in Japan.
Main trailer and teaser trailer #2 added for upcoming live-action film “My Little Monster” starring Masaki Suda and Tao Tsuchiya. The main trailer and teaser trailer #2 also reveals the movie’s theme song for the first time. The theme song is “I Love You” by singer-songwriter Kana Nishino.
“My Little Monster” will be released April 27, 2018 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer for movie “What A Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life” directed by Yoji Yamada. Movie is the third film in Yoji Yamada’s “What A Wonderful Family!” series which revolves around the Hirata family and its daily life problems. In “What A Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life,” housewife Fumie Hirata (Yui Natsukawa) becomes fed up with her insensitive husband Konosuke Hirata (Masahiko Nishimura) and leaves their home. The Hirata home goes into chaos without Fumie.
“What A Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life” will be released May 27, 2017 in Japan.
Poster and trailer for live-action film “Inuyashiki” starring Noritake Kinashi and Takeru Satoh. Movie is based on manga “Inuyashiki” by Hiroya Oku and directed by Shinsuke Sato (“Gantz“). Story for “Inuyashiki” follows two men, one an elderly father and the other a high school student, become powerful cyborgs after witnessing an explosion. The trailer also reveals the rocking theme song for the movie which is “Take Me Under” performed by Man with a Mission.
“Inuyashiki” opens April 20, 2018 in Japan.
Erika Toda & Sakurako Ohara are cast in period film “The Day’s Organ” (literal title of “Ano Hi no Orugan”). The film is based on a true story and set during the final days of World War II. Movie will be scripted and directed by Emiko Hiramatsu. In the movie, Erika Toda & Sakurako Ohara will play two women who convince parents at an elementary school to take their kids out of Tokyo before the city is bombed. They eventually hide out at an abandoned temple in Saitama.
Filming for “The Day’s Organ” begins March, 2018 and the movie will be released spring, 2019 in Japan.
Haru and Hidetoshi Nishijima are cast in movie “Oz Land.” The film is based on 2015 novel “Ozu no Sekai” by Yoichi Komori and directed by Takafumi Hatano (“SP: The Motion Picture“).
In the film, Haru will play Kurumi Namihiro. She hoped to work at a 5-star hotel chain, but the corporate office sends her to work at an amusement park run by an affiliate company. The amusement park is out in the countryside. Although she is not initially enthusiastic about her job, she begins to enjoy her work. Hidetoshi Nishijima will play Yoshiko Ozuka. A co-worker at the amusement park. Kurumi Namihiro learns his secret.
“Oz Land” will be released fall, 2018 in Japan.