Apr 4 2017

Mario Kuroba and Rika Adachi cast in live-action film “The Diary About Ayame’s Easygoing and Aggressive Days”

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.

Apr 3 2017

Yo Yoshida cast in movie “Love × Doc”

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.

Apr 3 2017

Aoi Morikawa, Takumi Kitamura and Kanta Sato cast in live-action film “Love and Lies”

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.

Mar 31 2017

Masami Nagasawa and Issei Takahash cast in movie “Uso wo Aisuru Onna”

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.

Mar 30 2017

Wakana Aoi cast in live-action film “The Time of Backlights”

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.

Mar 29 2017

Kento Nagayama cast in movie “Umibe no Sei to Shi”

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.