Trailer for live-action film “March Comes in Like a Lion 2” starring Ryunosuke Kamiki. Movie follows “March Comes in Like a Lion” which was released March 18, 2017. Both films are based on manga series “San gatsu no Lion” by Chica Umino and directed by Keishi Ohtomo.
“March Comes in Like a Lion 2” will be released April 22, 2017 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming movie “Mukoku” starring Gou Ayano and Nijiro Murakami. Movie is directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri and based on 2012 novel “Mukoku” by Shu Fujisawa.
“Mukoku” is scheduled for release June 3, 2017 in Japan.
Mario Kuroba and Rika Adachi are cast in live-action film “The Diary About Ayame’s Easygoing and Aggressive Days.” The live-action film is based on manga series “Ayame-kun no Nonbiri Nikushoku Nisshi” by Mai Machi and directed by Hiroki Shibasaki. The film is setup as a romance between a young man who grew up England, but now back in Japan and a woman who is a dinosaur otaku.
“The Diary About Ayame’s Easygoing and Aggressive Days” will be released October 7, 2017 in Japan.
Yo Yoshida is cast for the lead role in upcoming movie “Love × Doc.” Also cast in the film are Shuhei Nomura, Atsushi Shinohara, Kotaro Yoshida and Hiroshi Tamaki. The movie also marks the directorial debut for screenwriter Osamu Suzuki. In movie “Love × Doc,” Yo Yoshida plays pastry chef Asuka Goda. A younger pastry chef played by Shuhei Nomura confesses his feelings for her. This brings back bad memories when she was involved with two men about 5 years earlier. She decides to go to “Clinic Love Doc” for help.
“Love × Doc” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Aoi Morikawa, Takumi Kitamura and Kanta Sato are cast in live-action film “Love and Lies.” Movie is based on manga “Koi to Uso” by Musawo and directed by Takeshi Furusawa. Setup for the film has the Japanese implementing a program to increase the birth rate in the country. They take information from genes and select people to marry. Aoi Nisaka (Aoi Morikawa) is selected to marry Sosuke Takachiho (Kanta Sato), but she also has feelings for her longtime friend Yuto Shiba (Takumi Kitamura).
“Love and Lies” opens autumn, 2017 in Japan.
Masami Nagasawa and Issei Takahashi are cast in new movie “Uso wo Aisuru Onna.” Kotaro Yoshida is also cast in a supporting role. Movie is directed by first timer Kazuhito Nakae. Premise for “Uso wo Aisuru Onna” follows Yukari Kawahara played by Masami Nagasawa. She lives with her boyfriend Kippei Koide played by Issei Takahashi. Her boyfriend is a doctor, but he suffers a brain hemorrhage. Yukari Kawahara then learns everything she knew about her boyfriend was a lie.
“Uso wo Aisuru Onna” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Wakana Aoi is cast for the lead female role in live-action film “The Time of Backlights,” co-starring Mahiro Takasugi. Wakana Aoi will play the character of Mikoto. She is a childhood friend of Takatoyo Akada (Mahiro Takasugi) and he holds feelings for her. “The Time of Backlights” is based on manga series “Gyakko no Koro” by Katsuki Tanaka.
“The Time of Backlights” will be released early summer, 2017 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming movie “Tap: The Last Show” starring Yutaka Mizutani. Movie also marks the directorial debut by actor Yutaka Mizutani. “Tap: The Last Show” opens June 17, 2017 in Japan.
Kento Nagayama is cast in upcoming movie “Umibe no Sei to Shi” co-starring Hikari Mitsushima. Also cast in supporting roles are Masane Tsukayama, Kai Inowaki & Yota Kawase. Story for the movie takes place in 1945 on an island in Japan. Kento Nagayama will play Lieutenant Saku. He is revered on the island by the kids. A teacher (Hikari Mitsushima) is in love with him and sends him a letter to meet her at night on the beach.
“Umibe no Sei to Shi” is now set for release July 29, 2017 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Hirugao” starring Aya Ueto & Takumi Saito. Movie is a sequel to 2014 Fuji TV drama series “Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon” and the story is set some 3 years after the drama series. In movie “Hirugao,” Sawa Sasamoto (Aya Ueto) and Yuichiro Kitano (Takumi Saito) meet again unexpectedly in a small town and sparks fly.
“Hirugao” will be released June 10, 2017 in Japan.