Takeru Satoh is cast in live-action film “Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter” (working title) which will consists of two parts. The film is based on manga series “Rurouni Kenshin: Junchuhen” by Nobuhiro Watsuki and follows 2012 film “Rurouni Kenshin,” 2014 film “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” and 2014 film “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends.” Keishi Ohtomo will return to direct the two part film. Filming for “Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter” began back in November, 2018 and is scheduled to finish May, 2019. Both “Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter” films will be released during summer, 2010 in succession.
Posts Categorized: Japanese Movies
Teaser trailer for movie “Love Stoppage Time” starring Mizuki Itagaki (“M!LK”), Sakura Kiryu and Ryoma Takeuchi. The film is based on 2016 novel “Hatsukoi Loss Time” by Yuki Nishina and directed by Hayato Kawai. Teaser starts off with Ryoma Taeuchi’s voice as Dr. Issey Asami stating “In the past, time has been stopped.”
“Love Stoppage Time” will be released September, 2019 in Japan.
Serena Motola is cast in movie “Wind’s Telephone” (literal title of “Kaze no Denwa”). Also cast in major supporting roles are Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tomokazu Miura and Toshiyuki Nishida. The film is motivated by a true story. A man named Itaru Sasaki placed an empty phone booth in his garden because he wanted to talk to a cousin who died a year earlier. Then the next year, the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami hit the area. Many more people began visiting the phone booth to mourn those that passed away in that disaster. Movie will be directed by Nobuhiro Suwa.
Filming for “Wind’s Telephone” will begin April, 2019 in JApan.
Main trailer and poster for live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul 2” starring Masataka Kubota, Shota Matsuda and Maika Yamamoto. The film is based on manga series “Tokyo Ghoul” by Sui Ishida. In the sequel film, Masataka Kubota as half-man & half-ghoul Kaneki begins to live at a coffee house with other ghouls. Caption on the poster states “Eat or be eaten.”
“Tokyo Ghoul 2” will be released July 19, 2019.Read more »
Main trailer added for movie “Saihate Restaurant” starring Jun Q (Korean idol group ‘Myname’) and Ryouta Murai. The film is written and directed by Keita Matsuda. Story for “Saihate Restaurant” is set at an unusual restaurant that serves only once to those that have just died and will be crossing over into the afterlife.
“Saihate Restaurant” will be released May 18, 2019.
Main trailer and poster for movie “Portrait of Brothers” starring Shinichi Yanagisawa, Choei Takahashi and Takako Tsuchiya. Movie is scripted by Akito Inui and directed by Nobuhiro Nishikawa. The film follows two elderly brothers who begin living together.
“Portrait of Brothers” will be released May 25, 2019 in Japan.Read more »
Trailer #2 added for upcoming live-action film “The Fable” starring Junichi Okada and Fumino Kimura. Movie is based on manga series “The Fable” by Katsuhisa Minami and directed by Kan Eguchi. The movie’s theme song is also revealed in trailer #2 which is “Born This Way” by U.S. singer Lady Gaga.
“The Fable” will be released June 21, 2019 in Japan.Read more »
Poster and main trailer added for horror film “Sadako” starring Elaiza Ikeda, Takashi Tsukamoto and Hiroya Shimizu. The trailer also features the just announced movie theme song which is “Seisen” by Japanese rock band Queen Bee. The film is based on 2016 novel “Tide” by Koji Suzuki and directed by Hideo Nakata.
“Sadako” will be unleashed May 24, 2019 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and teaser poster added for movie “Hikita-san! Gokainin Desuyo” starring Yutaka Matsushige and Keiko Kitagawa. Movie is based on essay by “Hikita-san! Gokainin Desuyo” by Kunio Hikita and directed by Toru Hosokawa (“Golden Orchestra“). Caption on the teaser poster states in Japanese “Due to wife’s single word, everything changed.”
“Hikita-san! Gokainin Desuyo” will be released October, 2019 in Japan.
Yudai Chiba & Ryo Narita are cast in sequel film “Stolen Identity 2” (working title). The film will be directed by Hideo Nakata again and the movie is based on novel “Sumaho o Otoshita dake nanoni: Toraware no Satsujinki” by Akira Shiga. Yudai Chiba and Ryo Narita will reprise their roles from 2018 film “Stolen Identity.” In the sequel film, Yudai Chiba’s Manabu Kagaya investigates a new murder case.
Meanwhile, an early teaser trailer for “Stolen Identity 2” is added on AsianWiki. “Stolen Identity 2” will be released sometime during 2020.