Main trailer and poster added for movie “Moeyo Ken” starring Junichi Okada and Kou Shibasaki. Movie is based on novel “Moeyo Ken” by Ryotaro Shiba (“Taboo“) and directed by Masato Harada.
Plot synopsis from AsianWiki: Set in the 19th century, “Moeyo Ken” follows the life of Toshizo Hijikata (Junichi Okada). He was the vice-commander of the Shinsengumi and fought against the Meiji Restoration.
“Moeyo Ken” is now set for May 22, 2020 in Japan.
Main trailer and poster added for movie “The Phone of The Wind” starring Serena Motola, Hidetoshi Nishijima, & Tomokazu Miura. Movie is inspired by the true story of a man who placed a telephone booth in his garden. The location became a destination for those grieving over lost ones from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The screenplay follows young woman Haru (Serena Motola) as she travels from Hiroshima to Iwate Prefecture. It’s 8 years after she lost her family in the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
“The Phone of The Wind” will be released January 24, 2020 in Japan.
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Main trailer and poster added for movie “Stolen Identity 2” starring Yudai Chiba, Mai Shiraishi and Ryo Narita. Movie is based on 2018 novel “Sumaho o Otoshita dake nanoni: Toraware no Satsujinki” by Akira Shiga and is a sequel to 2018 film “Stolen Identity.” The theme song for the movie has been revealed, which is “Doron” by Japanese pop-rock band King Gnu. The theme song appears in the main trailer. Caption on the main poster asks in Japanese “Can (you) protect the person (you) love from the smartphone?”
“Stolen Identity 2” will be released February 21, 2020 in Japan.
Two teaser trailers and two teaser posters added for movie “The Sun Does Not Move” (literal title) starring Tatsuya Fujiwara & Ryoma Takeuchi. Movie is based on novels “Taiyo wa Ugokanai” and “Mori wa Shitte Iru” by Shuichi Yoshida.
Each of the two teaser posters and teaser trailers focuses on Tatsuya Fujiwara as Kazuhiko Takano and Ryoma Takeuchi as Ryoichi Taoka. Caption on Tatsuya Fujiwara’s teaser poster asks in Japanese “What is this time?!” Caption on Ryoma Takeuchi’s posters asks “What is going on?!”
“The Sun Does Not Move” will be released May 15, 2020 in Japan.
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Main trailer and poster added for movie “Momi’s House” (literal title) starring Sara Minami. Movie is scripted by Ayako Kitagawa (“Missions of Love“) and directed by Yoshihiro Sakamoto. Caption on the poster states in Japanese “It’s okay. Let’s go forward slowly.” The film is set at a facility in the countryside for troubled youths.
“Momi’s House” will be released March 20, 2020 in Japan.
Main trailer and poster added for movie “Not Quite Dead Yet” starring Suzu Hirose, Ryo Yoshizawa & Shinichi Tsutsumi. The comedy film features an original screenplay by Yoshimitsu Sawamoto and directed by Shinji Hamasaki. For popular actress Suzu Hirose, “Not Quite Dead Yet” marks her first time starring in a comedy film.
Meanwhile, extensive supporting cast has been announced for the film. The supporting cast includes: Lily Franky, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Kyusaku Shimada, Tae Kimura, Shota Matsuda, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Takeru Satoh, Elaiza Ikeda, Jun Shison, Tokio Emoto, Tomoya Maeno, Shin Shimizu, Nanase Nishino, Arata Furuta, Kohei Otomo, Naoto Takenaka, Ryo Kato, Denden, Hideko Hara and Togi Makabe.
“Not Quite Dead Yet” will be released March 20, 2020 in Japan.
Mana Ashida is cast for the lead role in movie “Child of the Stars” (literal title). The film is based on 2017 novel “Hoshi no Ko” by Natsuko Imamura and directed by Tatsushi Omori (“Tada’s Do-It-All House“). For the film, Mana Ashida will play young teen Chihiro.
Plot synopsis from AsianWiki: When Chihiro (Mana Ashida) was a baby, she suffered from eczema. Her parents tried to find a cure, but nothing worked. Her father’s co-worker then gave him some water from a strange religious group. Chihiro was miraculously cured by the water. Her parents began to follow the strange religion and became fervent followers. Chihiro is now in the 3rd grade of middle school and she faces changes in her life.
Filming for “Child of the Stars” takes place from December, 2019 to January, 2020. “Child of the Stars” is expected to be released sometime later in 2020.
Trailer and poster added for movie “Goodbye: Life Comedy of Starting From a Lie” (literal title) starring Yo Oizumi & Eiko Koike. Movie is based on 2016 novel “Goodbye” by Keralino Sandrovich and directed by Izuru Narushima. The comedy film follows an indecisive man as he tries to breakup with his different girlfriends.
Plot synopsis from AsianWiki: After the war in Japan, Shuji Tajima (Yo Oizumi) works as the chief editor for a literary magazine. He is an indecisive man and he has several girlfriends. He starts to think that he can’t continue to live like that. Shuji Tajima makes the decision to breakup with his girlfriends, but, because of his personality, he can’t tell his girlfriends to breakup. Shuji Tajima asks Kinuko Nagai (Eiko Koike) to act as his wife. Kinuko Nagai is unyielding about money.
“Goodbye: Life Comedy of Starting From a Lie” will be released February 14, 2020 in Japan.
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Poster and trailer added for movie “Romance Doll” starring Issey Takahashi and Yu Aoi. Movie is based on 2009 novel novel “Romance Doll” by Yuki Tanada and she also directs the film. On the poster, caption in Japanese teases “To love somebody is troublesome and happiness.”
“Romance Doll” will be released January 24, 2020 in Japan.
Yuki Amami is cast for the lead role in movie “I Don’t Have Any Money Left in My Retirement Account” (literal title). The film is based on 2015 novel “Rogo no Shikin ga Arimasen” by Miu Kakiya (“Choosing Spouse By Lottery“) and directed by Tetsu Maeda (“A Banana? At This Time of Night?“). For the film, Yuki Amami will play housewife Atsuko Goto. Unexpected circumstances causes her to deplete her retirement account.
“I Don’t Have Any Money Left in My Retirement Account” will be released September 18, 2020 in Japan.