May 31 2017

Masaki Okada and Fumino Kimura cast in movie “Ito-kun A to E”

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.

May 25 2017

Nana Eikura & Ken Yasuda cast in movie “When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead”

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.

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May 24 2017

Junichi Okada cast in period film “Chiri Tsubaki”

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.