Kento Nakajima (‘Sexy Zone’) and Ayami Nakajo are cast in live-action film “Nisekoi.” The film is based on manga “Nisekoi” by Naoshi Komi and directed by Hayato Kawai. The movie will have Kento Nakajima and Ayami Nakajo playing the only children of rival gang leaders. They must pretend to be boyfriend and girlfriend to keep peace between the rival gangs.
“Nisekoi” will be released December 21, 2018 in Japan.
Yo Oizumi, Mitsuki Takahata & Haruma Miura are cast in based-on-a-true-story film “Konna Yofuke ni Banana kayo: Kanashiki Jitsuwa.” The film deals with a love triangle between a medical student (Haruma Miura), his girlfriend medical student (Mitsuki Takahata) and a hospital patient (Yo Oizumi) with muscular dystrophy who likes the female medical student. Movie is based on non-fiction novel “Konna Yofuke ni Banana kayo” by Kazufumi Watanabe and directed by Tetsu Maeda.
“Konna Yofuke ni Banana kayo: Kanashiki Jitsuwa” will be released winter, 2018 in Japan.
Taishi Nakagawa is cast for the lead role in live-action film “Are You Ready? Hey You Girl!” The film is based on manga series “Kakugo wa Iika Soko no Joshi” by Nana Shiiba and directed by Noboru Iguchi. In the film Taishi Nakagawa will play high school student Towa Furuya. He is a good looking guy, but has never had a girlfriend. He pursues a girl who is popular with guys, but has turned them all down.
“Are You Ready? Hey You Girl!” will be released October 12, 2018 in Japan.
Main trailer for live-action film “Bleach” starring Sota Fukushi and Hana Sugisaki. With the release of the main trailer, the theme song for the movie has been revealed which is “Mosquito Bite” by Japanese rock band Alexandros. The theme song plays in the main trailer as well.
“Bleach” opens July 20, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer for live-action film “Shino Can’t Say Her Own Name” starring Sara Minami and Aju Makita. Movie is based on manga series “Shino-chan wa Jibun no Namae ga Ienai” by Shuzo Oshimi and directed by Hiroaki Yuasa. The film revolves around two teenage outcast girls as they bond over playing music together.
“Shino Can’t Say Her Own Name” will be released July 14, 2018.
A crazy first teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Punk Samurai Slash Down” starring Gou Ayano and Keiko Kitagawa. The film is based on 2004 novel “Panku Zamurai Kirarete Soro” by Ko Machida and directed by Gakuryu Ishii.
“Punk Samurai Slash Down” will be released June 30, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Shoplifters” starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka and Kirin Kiki. Movie is written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.”Shoplifters” has received an invitation to screen at the upcoming 71st Cannes Film Festival in the competition section.
“Shoplifters” opens June 8, 2018 in Japan.
Trailer added for movie “Room Laundering” starring Elaiza Ikeda and Joe Odagiri. In the trailer, the opening sequence has Elaiza Ikeda’s voice over asking “What happened here?” and Joe Odagiri replies with “murder.”
“Room Laundering” will be released July 7, 2018.
Yurina Hirate (‘Keyakizaka46’) is cast for the lead role in live-action film “Hibiki.” Also cast in supporting roles are Keiko Kitagawa, Ayaka Wilson, Masanobu Takashima, Yuya Yagira, Toru Nomaguchi, Kazushige Komatsu, Daisuke Kuroda and Mizuki Itagaki. Movie is based on manga series “Hibiki: Shousetsuka ni Naru Houhou” by Mitsuharu Yanamoto and directed by Sho Tsukikawa (“Let Me Eat Your Pancreas“). The film follows 15-year-old Hibiki Akui (Yurina Hirate) as she submits a manuscript for a rookie of the year novel award and an editor (Keiko Kitagawa) that takes an interest in her novel.
“Hibiki” will be released September 14, 2018 in Japan via Toho.
Masaki Suda and Kanna Hashimoto are cast in upcoming live-action sequel film “Gintama 2” starring Shun Oguri. For “Gintama 2,” Masaki Suda and Kanna Hashimoto will reprise their roles of Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura that they played in 2017 film “Gintama.” The story for “Gintama 2” has yet to be revealed.
“Gintama 2” will be released August 17, 2018 in Japan.