Trailer for movie “Dear Etranger” (English title) starring Tadanobu Asano & Rena Tanaka. Movie is directed by Yukiko Mishima and based on 1996 novel “Osanago Warera ni Umare” by Kiyoshi Shigematsu. Movie had its world premiere at this year’s Jeonju International Film Festival and will have its general release August 26, 2017 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer for live-action film “Love and Lies” starring Aoi Morikawa, Takumi Kitamura & Kanta Sato. Movie is based on manga series “Koi to Uso” by Musawo and directed by Takeshi Furusawa. Movie follows a teenage love triangle, but set with the backdrop of a government program that selects marriage partners by DNA to increase the birthrate.
“Love and Lies” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster for live-action film “Pumpkin and Mayonnaise” (literal title) starring Asami Usuda, Taiga & Joe Odagiri. Movie is based on manga “Kabocha to Mayonezu” by Kiriko Nananan and directed by Masanori Tominaga.
“Pumpkin and Mayonnaise” will be released November 11, 2017 in Japan.
Masaki Okada and Fumino Kimura are cast in new movie “Ito-kun A to E.” The film is based on 2013 novel “Ito-kun A to E” by Asako Yuzuki and will be directed by Ryuichi Hiroki. This is the first movie adaptation of a novel by Asako Yuzuki, but two of her past novels were adapted into 2013 NHK drama series “Beauty in Grief” and 2015 NHK drama series “Akko’s Lunches.” Story for the film has Masaki Okada playing Seijiro Ito. He is handsome man, but also has a huge ego. He dates five different women (A to E). Fumino Kimura will play Rio Yazaki. Her character is a once popular screenwriter who is trying to revive her career. She is also one of the women dating Seijiro Ito.
“Ito-kun A to E” will be released sometime during spring, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Tsuki to Kaminari” starring Eriko Hatsune & Kengo Kora. Movie is based on 2012 novel “Tsuki to Kaminari” by Mitsuyo Kakuta and directed by Hiroshi Ando. Some of Mitsuyo Kakuta’s past novels that have been adapted into award winning films are “Hanging Garden,” “Rebirth” & “Pale Moon.”
“Tsuki to Kaminari” will be released October 7, 2017 in Japan.
Nana Eikura & Ken Yasuda cast in movie “When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead” (literal title). Movie will be directed by Toshio Lee and is based on a post made to Yahoo! Answers about a wife’s eccentric behavior. In the upcoming film (romaji title “Ie ni Kaeru to Tsuma ga Kanarazu Shinda Furi wo Shite Imasu”), Ken Yasuda will play salaryman husband Jun and Nana Eikura will play housewife Chie. One day, when Jun comes home, Chie lies on the floor with blood coming out of her mouth. It turns out the blood is actually ketchup and she is just pretending to be dead, but she continues the bizarre behavior daily.
“When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead” will be released spring, 2018 in Japan.
Junichi Okada (‘V6’) is cast in period film “Chiri Tsubaki” directed by Daisaku Kimura. Also cast in supporting roles are Hidetoshi Nishijima, Haru Kurokii, Sosuke Ikematsu, Naoto Ogata, Hirofumi Arai, Yuya Yagira, Kumiko Aso, Renji Ishibashi, Sumiko Fuji & Eiji Okuda. Movie is cinematographer Daisaku Kimura’s third film as a director and his first set in a historical period. The film is based on 2012 novel “Chiri Tsubaki” by Rin Hamuro. Filming for “Chiri Tsubaki” begins May 15, 2017 and finishes at the end of July, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming live-action film “The Diary About Ayame’s Easygoing and Aggressive Days” starring Mario Kuroba & Rika Adachi. Movie is based on manga “Ayame-kun no Nonbiri Nikushoku Nisshi” by Mai Machi.
“The Diary About Ayame’s Easygoing and Aggressive Days” will be released October 7, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer #2 added for upcoming live-action film “The Anthem of the Heart” (“Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda”) starring Kento Nakajima & Kyoko Yoshine. Movie is based on 2015 anime film “The Anthem of the Heart” and directed by Naoto Kumazawa.
“The Anthem of the Heart” opens July 22, 2017 in Japan.