Main trailer for movie “Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo” starring Taiga and Yo Yoshida. The film is based on autobiographical manga “Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo” by Taiji Utagawa and directed by Osamu Minorikawa. A caption appears in the trailer around the 5 second mark stating in Japanese “I like my mother a lot.” The film itself deals with a young adult man (Taiga) attempting to reconnect with his mother (Yo Yoshida). As you can see from the trailer, the mother has/had serious anger management issues rivaling Joan Crawford in her glory days. The theme song for the movie has also been revealed which is”Seven Seas Journey” by Japanese a cappella group Gospellers.
“Hahasan ga Donna ni Boku wo Kirai demo” will be released November 16, 2018 in Japan.
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Main trailer for movie “Eating Women” starring Kyoko Koizumi, Erika Sawajiri, Atsuko Maeda and Alice Hirose. Movie is based on novel “Taberu Onna” and “Zoku Taberu Onna” by Tomomi Tsutsui and directed by Jiro Shono. Movie’s theme song is also revealed in the main trailer which is “Kissing” by singer Leola.
“Eating Women” will be released September 21, 2018.
Gou Ayano, Hana Sugisaki and Koichi Sato are cast in crime film “Paradise” (“Rakuen”). The film is based on two short stories from “A Collection of Crime Stories” by Shuichi Yoshida and directed by Takahisa Zeze. The film revolves around two kidnappings that took place over a 12 year period along the same road. Gou Ayano plays Takeshi, a suspect in the second kidnapping. Hana Sugisaki plays Tsumugi. She was with the girl prior to the first kidnapping. Koichi Sato plays town resident Zenjiro. Filming for the movie begins September 10, 2018 and finishes October, 2018.
“Paradise” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Teaser poster and release date for coming-of-age film “Ao no Kaerimichi” starring Erina Mano, Kurumi Shimizu and Ryusei Yokohama. Caption on the right side of the teaser poster states in Japanese “If I were a genius.” The theme song for the movie has also been revealed which is “Tarareba” by Japanese rock music group Amazarashi. Movie is directed by Michihito Fujii.
“Ao no Kaerimichi” will be released December 7, 2018 in Japan.
Main poster added for movie “The Antique” starring Haru Kuroki and Shuhei Nomura. Caption in the middle of the poster states in Japanese “Books connect the past and now.. heart-moving, touching mystery.. ” “The Antique” is based on the “Biblia Koshodo no Jiken Techou” series of novels by En Mikami. 2013 Fuji TV drama series “Antiquarian Bookshop Biblia’s Case Files” starring Ayame Gouriki and Akira is also based on the same series of novels. Movie is directed by Yukiko Mishima.
“The Antique” opens November 1, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming live-action film “Tonde Saitama” starring Fumi Nikaido and Gackt. Movie is based on manga “Tonde Saitama” by Mineo Maya and directed by Hideki Takeuchi. The has unusual prmemise of Fumi Nikaido playing a teen boy who looks like a girl and Gackt playing a high school student. It’s set in a world where people from Saitama are persecuted.
“Tonde Saitama” will be released February 22, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Futatsu no Kino to Boku no Mirai” starring Gaku Sano and Itsuki Sagara. Movie is directed by Kenichi Ohmori. The film follows a young man who enters a cave during a rainstorm and finds himself in an parallel world when he exits.
“Futatsu no Kino to Boku no Mirai” will be released first in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan on November 9, 2018 and will have its nationwide release sometime after that.
Teaser trailer and poster for movie “Masquerade Hotel” starring Takuya Kimura and Masami Nagasawa. The film is based on 2011 novel “Masquerade Hotel” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Masayuki Suzuki. Masayuki Suzuki and Takuya Kimura previously worked together on hit drama series “Hero.”
Release date for “Masquerade Hotel” is now set for January 18, 2019 in Japan.
Trailer and poster added for movie “A Cherry Boy’s Love” (“Sakuranbo no Koi”) starring Daisuke Miyagawa and Yuki Sakurai. The film had its world premiere on April 21, 2018 at the 10th Okinawa International Movie Festival. Story for “A Cherry Boy’s Love,” follows the relationship between a 45-year-old virgin man and an adult film actress. The trailer also reveals the movie’s theme song which is “Baby Good Sleep” by Japanese rock duo Sukima Switch.
“A Cherry Boy’s Love” will be released October 27, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for horror film “Kuru” starring Junichi Okada and Nana Komatsu. Movie is directed by Tetsuya Nakashima and based on novel “Bogiwan ga Kuru” by Ichi Sawamura. Meanwhile the still image above of Junichi Okada as Nozaki.
Release date for “Kuru” is now set for December 7, 2018 in Japan.