Dec 18 2017

Ryoko Shinohara & Hidetoshi Nishijima cast in movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps”

Ryoko Shinohara & Hidetoshi Nishijima are cast in movie “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” (literal title). The film is based on the 2015 novel “Ningyo no Nemuru Ie” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. Story for “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” differs from Keigo Higashino’s well known mystery-suspense type of novels and revolves around a difficult moral dilemma. Ryoko Shinohara & Hidetoshi Nishijima play parents whose daughter drowned in a pool and is informed by a doctor that their daughter is brain dead. The parents can either donate her organs to others in critical need or wait until their daughter’s heart stops beating which could be years.

Filming for “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps” takes place from January to Febraury, 2018 and the movie will be released November, 2018 in Japan.

Dec 13 2017

Anna Yamada cast in live-action film “Misumisou”

Anna Yamada is cast for the lead role in live-action revenge film “Misumisou.” The film is based on manga “Misumisou” by Rensuke Oshikiri and directed by Eisuke Naito. For the upcoming film, Anna Yamada will play Haruka Nozaki. Her character experiences heavy bullying. A fire breaks out at her house and her parents die and her younger sister is injured. This drives Haruka Nozaki to seek out revenge.

“Misumisou” will be released April 7, 2018 in Japan.

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Dec 13 2017

Teaser poster and still images for movie “A Forest of Wool and Steel”

Here’s the first teaser poster and still images for upcoming film “A Forest of Wool and Steel” starring Kento Yamazaki. Movie is based on novel “Hitsuji to Hagane no Mori” by Natsu Miyashita and directed by Kojiro Hashimoto. The film follows high school student Naoki Tomura (Kento Yamazaki) as he becomes interested in piano tuning.

“A Forest of Wool and Steel” will be released June 8, 2018 in Japan.

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Dec 13 2017

Sara Minami & Aju Makita cast in live-action film “Shino Can’t Say Her Own Name”

Sara Minami & Aju Makita are cast in live-action film “Shino Can’t Say Her Own Name.” The film is based on manga “Shino-chan wa Jibun no Namae ga Ienai” by Shuzo Oshimi and directed by Hiroaki Yuasa. The film will follow two high school girls who become friends and start a band. One of the girls played by Sara Minami can’t pronounce words that start with a vowel in front of people and the other girl played by Aju Makita is tone-deaf.

“Shino Can’t Say Her Own Name” opens July, 2018 in Japan.

Dec 11 2017

Teaser trailer for movie “Yuuzai”

Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Yuuzai” starring Toma Ikuta and Eita. Movie is directed by Takahisa Zeze and based on 2013 novel “Yuuzai” by Gaku Yakumaru. Supporting actors in the film include Kaho, Mizuki Yamamoto, Yasuko Tomita and Koichi Sato. Story follows former journalist now factory worker Masuda (Toma Ikuda). His coworker (Eita) killed several children when he was younger and now doesn’t talk to anyone. Masuda, hoping to revive his journalist career, decides to secretly write a piece on him while befriending him.

“Yuuzai” will be released May, 2018 in Japan.

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