Elaiza Ikeda and Masaki Nakao are cast in upcoming live-action film “Make a Bow and Kiss” (literal title). Movie is based on manga “Ichirei Shite, Kisu” by Yakko Kaga and directed by Takeshi Furusawa. Filming for the movie has already begun and production is expected to finish by June, 2017. For their respective roles in the movie, Elaiza Ikeda and Masaki Nakao practiced kyudo (Japanese martial art of archery) for 2 months prior to filming.
“Make a Bow and Kiss” will be released autumn, 2017 in Japan.
Eriko Hatsune & Kengo Kora are cast in new movie “Moon and Lightning” (literal title). The film is based on 2012 novel “Tsuki to Kaminari” by Mitsuyo Kakuta. Mitsuyo Kakuta has numerous novels adapted previously into movies and drama series, with “Kami no Tsuki” (“Pale Moon“) and “Youkame no Semi” (“Rebirth“) standing out for the amount of bling it brought the films at the Japan Academy Prize. “Moon and Lightning,” distributed by Suurkiitos, opens October, 2017 in Japan.
Japanese trailer and international English subtitled trailer added for upcoming sequel film “What A Wonderful Family! 2.” Movie is directed by Yoji Yamada and features the return of the Hirata family played by Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa, Tomoko Nakajima, Shozo Hayashiya, Satoshi Tsumabuki & Yu Aoi.
“What A Wonderful Family! 2” opens May 27, 2017 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “When Will You Return?” starring Machiko Ono & Osamu Mukai. The movie is based on the life of actor Osamu Mukai’s grandmother Tomoko Ashimura. Machiko Ono will play Tomoko Ashimura and Osamu Mukai will play his real grandfather Goro Ashimura. Movie is directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa.
“When Will You Return?” will be released June 24, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for Naomi Kawase directed film “Hikari” starring Masatoshi Nagase & Ayame Misaki. Movie deals with the relationship between a photographer (Masatoshi Nagase) and a hikkimori woman (Ayame Misaki). There’s also the upcoming Tatsushi Omori directed film with the same title of “Hikari” which should not be confused for the other.
Naomi Kawase’s “Hikari” will be released May 27, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser poster for upcoming live-action film “Friends Games” starring Ryo Yoshizawa, Rio Uchida & Yuki Yamada. Movie is based on manga series “Tomodachi Gemu” by Mikoto Yamaguchi and Yuki Sato. In addition, companion live-action TVK drama series “Friends Games” is now set to first air April 6, 2017. Live-action film “Friends Games” will be released sometime this year in South Korea.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Confession of Murder” starring Tatsuya Fujiwara & Hideaki Ito. Movie is a remake of 2012 South Korean film “Confession of Murder” which stars Park Si-Hoo & Jung Jae-Young in the lead roles.
“Confession of Murder” opens June 10, 2017 in Japan.
Sota Fukushi is cast in new movie “The Travelling Cat Chronicles” (literal title). The movie is based on a novel “Tabineko Ripoto” by Hiro Arikawa (“Hankyu Railways“/”Library Wars“) and directed by Koichiro Miki. Director Koichiro Miki previously adapted Hiro Arikawa’s novel “Shokubutsu Zukan” into 2016 film “Evergreen Love.” Story for “The Travelling Cat Chronicles” follows Satoru played by Sota Fukushi. He decides to give up his cat Nana and looks for a new home Nana. His past and secret is revealed at this time.
“The Travelling Cat Chronicles” will be released next year in Japan via Shochiku.
Tomoya Nagase (‘TOKIO’) is cast in new movie “The Flying Tire” (literal title). The movie is based on novel “Soratobu Taiya” by Jun Ikeido (“Hanzawa Naoki“) and directed by Katsuhide Motoki. Novel “Soratobu Taiya” was previously adapted into 2008 WOWOW drama series “The Flying Tire” starring Toru Nakamura and Seiichi Tanabe. Story for movie “The Flying Tire” follows trucking company owner Tokuro Akamatsu (Tomoya Nagase). A tire comes off one of his trucks and kills passengers in another car. While poor maintenance is initially blamed as the culprit, Tokuro Akamatsu uncovers a more disturbing answer involving the car manufacturer.
“The Flying Tire” will be released 2018 in Japan.
Here’s character visuals of Yuya Yagira, Kankuro Nakamura and Ryo Yoshizawa for upcoming live-action film “Gintama.” The actors play Toshiro Hijikata (Yuya Yagira), Isao Kondo (Kankuro Nakamura) and Sogo Okita (Ryo Yoshizawa) respectively. The three are all members of special forces Shinsengumi. Their job is to keep public order and security.
“Gintama” opens July 14, 2017 in Japan.